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Important Dates
as of Monday, October 8, 2012

Today's Important Date:

Federal Financial Aid Regulation News More information available
L-114 - Go to the Website

Recent Federal Financial Aid Regulation Updates

  • Acceptable Tax Form: Pasadena City College (PCC) no longer accepts copies of the federal tax form (1040). Students must obtain an IRS Transcript at or,

  • IRS Updates Available Online: Student/parents that file their federal taxes electronically can use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and transfer the data directly into the FAFSA.  
    • It’s the easiest way to provide your tax data.

    • It’s the best way of ensuring that your FAFSA has accurate tax information.

    • You will not have to give PCC a copy of your or your parents’ tax forms.

Here are 2 videos to assist you with information on IRS data retrieval:

Remember, if you do not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool you must obtain the tax transcript from the IRS.

  • High School Graduate: Beginning July 1, 2012, in order to receive federal financial aid or Cal Grant, applicants must have a high school diploma or GED.

  • BOG Fee Waiver Need Eligibility: Beginning summer 2012, the minimum financial need for Board of Governors grant eligibility will change from $1 to $1,104. Financial aid need is calculated as follows:

Cost of Attendance - Expected Family Contribution = Financial Need

Pell Grant Eligibility Changes:  Pell grant is now calculated on the percentage of grant used at any college or university. Pell Grant is now up to 600% of lifetime eligibility. For example, if a student received a Pell Grant at another college in 2003-04 and that Pell Grant was 100% of the scheduled award, the remaining percentage is 500%. Therefore, the 600% will begin for periods of enrollment prior to 2008-09 and is the aggregate total for all periods the Pell Grant is received.

Duration of Pell Grant Eligibility: The new rules also change the Pell Grant duration of eligibility from 18 full time equivalent semesters to 12.

Minimum Pell Grant Award: The minimum 2013-14 Pell Grant award eligibility must be at least 10 percent of the maximum award amount or an eligible EFC at 5080 instead of 4995.

Repeat Coursework: The new rule sets a limit on the number of times a course can be repeated with a passing grade.  In other words, students can only receive federal financial aid funds one time for a class that he/she previously passed with a grade of D or better (for financial aid purposes “D” is a passing grade). The regulation is applicable to any period of enrollment with or without financial aid and includes coursework counted as acceptable from an academic transcript. This rule does not affect the Board of Governor’s fee waiver.

Eligible ProgramStudents must enroll in an approved degree or certificate program at PCC in order to receive student aid. PCC students should review and follow the program outline for their educational goal to ensure that eligibility is maintained and they complete that goal in a reasonable amount of time.

For more information, regarding the regulation updates, please see the staff at the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, L-114.


Jun 4, 2012 - May 9, 2014

Eligible Program for Financial Aid

Jun 14 - Dec 16, 2012

Schedule of Classes-Avail. Online-Fall 2012

Jul 2 - Dec 16, 2012

Fee Receipts Available Online-Fall 2012

Jul 2 - Dec 16, 2012

Lancer Cards Available In CC Lobby - Fall 2012

Aug 6 - Dec 14, 2012

Refunds Available/Summer 2012

Sep 30, 2012 - Feb 7, 2013

College Women's Club Scholarship Deadline Extended

Oct 1 - Nov 30, 2012

Apply NOW to CSU for Fall 2013 Transfer

Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2012

Registration Times Available Online-Spring 2013

Oct 1 - Dec 31, 2012

Spring 2013 - Apply for Admission Online

Upcoming Important Dates:

Friday, 10/12

Schedule of Classes - Spring 2013 - Online

Sun, 10/14 - Sat, 10/20

Midterm Examinations Administered, Fall 2012

Mon, 10/15 - Fri, 12/14

Refunds Available-Fall 2012

Wed, 10/17 - Wed, 2/13

2012-2013 General Scholarship- Deadline Extended

Thu, 10/18 - Fri, 6/14

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants Scholarship

Fri, 10/26 - Fri, 3/29

Alhambra Day Nursery Foundation Scholarship