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Financial Aid

Students Rights and Responsibilities

Students receiving financial aid at Pasadena City College must be aware of their rights and responsibilities.


You have the responsibility to:

  • complete the application for financial aid accurately
  • meet deadlines as published.
  • respond promptly and return all requested additional documentation, verification, corrections, or new information to Pasadena City College.
  • report accurate personal information for financial aid to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
  • report any additional financial resources available to you to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
  • meet and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards set forth by the Office of Scholarshipsand Financial Aid.
  • enroll in a degree or certificate program, or take transferable courses leading to a Baccalaureate degree at a fouryear college/university.
  • repay any Federal aid disbursed to you, should you completely withdraw from PCC within the first 9 weeks (60%) of the semester (deadlines are earlier for Summer and Winter intersessions).
  • repay PCC for any overpayment made to you through financial aid funds.
  • repay student loan(s) promptly, or contact the College prior to the due date if loan payments cannot be made for any reason.


You have the right to:

  • receive information about Pasadena City College, including:
    • cost of attendance,
    • refund policies,
    • satisfactory academic progress requirements
    • and financial aid programs.
  • receive information regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
    • how the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid determines whether you are maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to remain eligible for Federal aid at PCC,
    • and what happens if you are not.
  • receive policies and procedures used to award/revise your financial aid package as used by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.
  • petition the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid regarding any decision on your student aid eligibility, or disqualificationof student financial aid.
  • request an evaluation on your financial aid eligibility based on you or your family’s exceptional circumstances.

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