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Federal aid and policies

Federal student aid programs

Financial aid is money offered to help a student meet their college expenses. Federal student aid includes:

  • Grants: limited gift aid that doesn’t have to be repaid. The college accepts grants for you.
  • Work Study: work study is money earned through part-time work. Saying yes to work study is a better alternative than incurring loan debt.
  • Loans:¬†accept loans after grants and work study. Accept subsidized loans first, then unsubsidized. Loans are limited and must be repaid, so take only what you need for your education.

See all types of payment that PCC accepts here: ways to pay.

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