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Financial Aid

There are several types of financial aid, including scholarships & grants that don't have to be paid back, and federal, state, and private loans that do require you to pay back what you borrow over time. Learn more about what financial aid is to understand which options are best for you.

Consult our financial aid checklist and follow the steps below to make the financial aid process as easy as possible.


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  • Financial Aid Deadlines

    The Priority FAFSA Submission Deadline for the 2014-2015 aid year is April 4, 2014.  Students can submit a FAFSA later in the year, but students who meet this FAFSA submission deadline will be considered for additional first-come, first-serve funding based on their level of financial need. 

    PCC Financial Aid Priorities Deadlines are set for each semester.  Students must have their FAFSA submitted and ALL additional (complete) documents listed as required from the MyPima Financial Aid tab.  Files that are submitted by these deadlines will be complete by the payment deadline for each semester.  You may apply for financial aid after these deadlines; however, you will need to meet all tuition and fees payment deadlines until your financial aid eligibility is determined later in the semester.

    2014-2015 Important Dates

    Semester PCC Financial Aid
    Priority Deadline*
    Payment Deadline
    Fall 2014 June 1, 2014 TBA
    Spring 2015 October 1, 2014 TBA
    Summer 2015  February 1, 2014 TBA

    *Approximate processing time after all application requirements are completed is currently 12 weeks.

  • Apply for Aid

    First things first: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at fafsa.gov. Use Pima's FAFSA school code 007266

    Once you've completed your FAFSA, the Department of Education will send a copy of the results to you and another copy to Pima. We'll use your results, known as a Student Aid Report, to determine if you qualify for an aid package.

    Your financial aid package can be tracked along with other details of your student account online at MyPima. If we need more information to complete your aid package, we'll let you know on your MyPima Financial Aid tab and through MyPima email, so check your account regularly.

  • Manage Your Award

    After you apply for and accept your financial aid, you’ll have to manage your award.

    You can find all the information you need about your awards on the Financial Aid tab of your MyPima account.

  • Get a Campus Job

    Federal work study jobs are part-time jobs for students with financial need. Students earn money for education expenses while conducting community service or work related to their course of study.

    We've tried to answer all of your financial aid questions and you can always contact us for more help with your financial aid package.

Financial Aid Deadlines

The Priority FAFSA Submission Deadline for the 2014-2015 aid year is April 4, 2014.  Students can submit a FAFSA later in the year, but students who meet this FAFSA submission deadline will be considered for additional first-come, first-serve funding based on their level of financial need. 

PCC Financial Aid Priorities Deadlines are set for each semester.  Students must have their FAFSA submitted and ALL additional (complete) documents listed as required from the MyPima Financial Aid tab.  Files that are submitted by these deadlines will be complete by the payment deadline for each semester.  You may apply for financial aid after these deadlines; however, you will need to meet all tuition and fees payment deadlines until your financial aid eligibility is determined later in the semester.

2014-2015 Important Dates

Semester PCC Financial Aid
Priority Deadline*
Payment Deadline
Fall 2014 June 1, 2014 TBA
Spring 2015 October 1, 2014 TBA
Summer 2015  February 1, 2014 TBA

*Approximate processing time after all application requirements are completed is currently 12 weeks.

Apply for Aid

First things first: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at fafsa.gov. Use Pima's FAFSA school code 007266

Once you've completed your FAFSA, the Department of Education will send a copy of the results to you and another copy to Pima. We'll use your results, known as a Student Aid Report, to determine if you qualify for an aid package.

Your financial aid package can be tracked along with other details of your student account online at MyPima. If we need more information to complete your aid package, we'll let you know on your MyPima Financial Aid tab and through MyPima email, so check your account regularly.

Manage Your Award

After you apply for and accept your financial aid, you’ll have to manage your award.

You can find all the information you need about your awards on the Financial Aid tab of your MyPima account.

Get a Campus Job

Federal work study jobs are part-time jobs for students with financial need. Students earn money for education expenses while conducting community service or work related to their course of study.

We've tried to answer all of your financial aid questions and you can always contact us for more help with your financial aid package.