Pasadena City College participates in federal and state financial aid programs to assist students and their families with educational expenses. Financial assistance is available for participation in a study abroad program, however, financial aid is not a guarantee and the amount is dependent on a student's financial need. To be considered for financial aid, a study abroad student must:
All deposits and payments are the responsibility of the participant. Students are encouraged to maintain contact with the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid for information regarding their status.
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will complete forms presented to study abroad participants by program agencies. Any amount given on these forms is only an estimate of what we believe the student is eligible to receive. To estimate the amount of financial aid, the applicant must have a completed and valid financial aid application on file with the PCC Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid. If it is later determined that the student does not qualify for all or a portion of the estimated amount, the student is responsible for any amount owed to the study abroad agency.
Normally, disbursements occur at the beginning of each semester. Student loan (Direct Loan) disbursements are paid at least twice during an enrollment period. Financial aid is not available for periods that include summer and/or winter sessions.
If a student loan does not meet all of the requirements established by the study abroad program, its agencies or the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, no funds will be disbursed. The PCC Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is not responsible for participant refunds.
Depending on eligibility, all financial aid programs (except Federal Work-Study) can be utilized to study abroad.
No. Financial aid is a supplement and only covers costs related to educational expenses. Those costs are: fees, books and supplies, a reasonable amount for room and board, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses.
The amount of financial aid can vary from student-to-student or family-to-family. In order to determine the amount of financial aid you can receive, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may apply via the internet at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
When your FAFSA is processed, the U.S. Department of Education calculates what you and your family is expected to contribute to your education or you Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This formula is what the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will use to determine how much financial aid you can receive. The amount of aid you receive is contingent upon your level of enrollment. A minimum of six units are required per semester to qualify for most aid programs.
You may be eligible for a recalculation of your contribution based on special circumstances such as change or loss of employment, or unusual medical, dental expenses.
Your Financial Aid Interviewer is assigned based on your last name (see below).
Financial Aid Interviewers are available Monday-Friday 9:00 am-12 noon and 2:00pm-4:00pm
|Last Name||Financial Aid Interviewer||Last Name||Financial Aid Interviewer|
|A-D||Anita Sum||L-P||Han Dao|
|E-K||Elizabeth Garcia||Q-Z||Rebecca Arden|
It will take approximately three weeks to receive notification after you submit a completed financial aid application. Most students who work closely with their Financial Aid Interviewer receive their funds at the beginning of the semester or just before their departure date.
No. All payments are the responsibility of the student.
The most common delay is Satisfactory Academic Progress. Before you receive notification of an award, we must determine if you are making Satisfactory Academic Progress and are enrolled at PCC as a regular student. We review each student's grade point average (GPA), unit completion rate and the number of units attempted. For more information regarding academic progress, please please see Terms & Conditions of Financial Aid award under Finanical Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
With the exception of the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGW), PCC does not provide financial aid for the summer or winter. We recommend that interested students enrolled in the previous fall and spring terms complete the FAFSA for financial aid consideration during either of those terms. Prior term eligibility is subject to applicable processing deadlines.
Pasadena City Colleges Federal School Code is 001261