Important Notice: All official communications from our department will be sent to your Pierce College email address. If you have not done so already, you will need to set up your Pierce College email account and check it regularly. More information regarding your email account may be found here.
Spring quarter Financial Aid checks will begin to be mailed starting Thursday, March 26 for students who are awarded and have remaining funds. Checks for students whose tuition has been paid through an agency may take additional time for processing.
Please ensure that your mailing address is correct with Registration and that you have notified us if you will be taking less than 12 credits (full time). Checks may be delayed for students whose financial aid awards do not reflect their current enrollment level.
To inquire about the status of your financial aid just click Financial Aid Portal to access your financial aid student portal.
Submit your Free Application for Federal Aid Student (FAFSA) no later than these recommended dates:
|Quarter to begin attending||FAFSA completion date|
|Summer Quarter 2015||March 1, 2015|
|Fall Quarter 2015||March 1, 2015|
|Winter Quarter 2016||Sept. 1, 2015|
|Spring Quarter 2016||Jan. 1, 2016|
Priority Processing Dates:
To ensure processing for the quarter you plan to begin attending, your financial aid file must be complete by the dates listed below. This includes any additional documents required such as verification worksheet and loan application. Meeting the priority funding date does not guarantee you will be eligible for aid, or that the aid you qualify for will be of the type or amount desired.
|Quarter to begin attending||File completion date|
|Summer Quarter 2015||May 1, 2015|
|Fall Quarter 2015||May 1, 2015|
|Winter Quarter 2016||Oct. 1, 2015|
|Spring Quarter 2016||Feb. 1, 2016|
Summer quarter 2015 is the start of the 2015-2016 school year. The FAFSA and Direct Stafford Loan Application need to be completed on an annual basis.
All priority dates for this year have passed. However, you may still submit your FAFSA for 2014-2015.
To receive financial aid at Pierce College, you must:
Note: Only students confirmed to meet all basic eligibility requirements who are enrolled in eligible certificates or degree programs will be awarded aid.
Federal Pell Grants:
Federal Stafford Loans:
State of Washington Grants (State Need Grant):
Please include your full name and student ID number with your email inquiry.
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