The 2013-2014 financial aid application year begins January 1, 2013 and ends June 30, 2014. So now is the time to submit the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor.
It's easy to apply! Here are 4 steps to help you:
Depending on your situation, you can choose from one of these three methods to apply.
Do not submit more than one application!
Approximately 72 hours after you submit the on-line FAFSA, the federal processor will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR summarizes the information you provided on the FAFSA. Before making corrections, we recommend you speak with a Financial Aid Office representative for assistance.
PCC will electronically receive your FAFSA and if necessary, you will receive a document request letter.
Complete and return the required document(s) to the Financial Aid Office. All documents should be submitted at the same time.
To ensure that we receive your FAFSA information, make sure that you select Pasadena City College. The Pasadena City College Federal school code is 001261.
NOTE: Incomplete documents will delay the review of your application.
PCC offers a variety of Federal and State financial aid programs to students who are enrolled in at least half-time (6 units) throughout the academic year. All Federal and State financial aid programs require students to complete the FAFSA.
Most student aid programs are need-based. The Financial Need formula is illustrated below.
Financial Need = Student's Cost of Attendance - Estimated Family Contribution
To be eligible for financial aid at PCC, a student must meet eligibility requirements:
Certain financial aid programs have limited funding, so applicants are selected for campus funds on a first-come, first-served basis. Students interested in campus-based financial aid should submit their requested documents in a timely fashion.
The Entitlement Cal Grant deadline is March 2nd. New Cal Grant applicants are required to submit the FAFSA and a Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to the California Student Aid Commission by this date. New to Community College students only, the Competitive Cal Grant program with a September 2nd deadline.
The above dates are subject to change without notification and funds are subject to their availability.
Students receiving financial aid at Pasadena City College must be aware of their rights and responsibilities. You must read and understand your rights and responsibilities before receiving funds.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at Pasadena City College (PCC) to release detailed information to the student only.