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Pierce College, Financial Aid Office

Welcome to Pierce College! Our financial aid team is committed to making the financial aid process as transparent and understandable as possible. We are here to help, so please contact our office if you have any questions.

The information listed below will help you understand your financial aid options and let you know how to start the application process.

The 2017-2018 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now available!
Frequently asked Questions about the 2017-2018 FAFSA:
  • Are the deadlines earlier to apply for aid for the upcoming school year?
    No, the FAFSA/WASFA applications are available earlier (as of October 1), but our Pierce College priority processing dates have not been advanced to earlier dates.
  • Do I have to apply for admission to Pierce before I am awarded?
    If you are new to Pierce College, you must be formally admitted to Pierce College before you can be awarded.
  • I would like to receive financial aid for Winter 2017 Quarter (01/04/17) and Spring 2017 Quarter (04/03/17) quarter, which FAFSA application should I submit?
    If you plan to begin classes Winter 2017 or Spring 2017, you would need to submit the 2016-2017 FAFSA application. If you are not planning to attend Pierce College until Summer 2017 Quarter, you would need to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA.
  • Do I report my 2015 tax and income information on the 2017-2018 FAFSA now, and then update it once I’ve filed my 2016 taxes?
    No. You must report 2015 tax and income information, as the FAFSA requires. If your family’s income has changed, complete your FAFSA with your 2015 earnings and contact the Financial Aid Office to discuss your options for having your FAFSA reflect your change in income.
  • How quickly do I need to return 2017-2018 requested documents?
    We encourage students to submit any requested documents as soon as possible. This allows our office more time to follow-up with you if additional information is needed and reduces the chance for a delay in processing your award. The 2017-2018 Financial Aid Forms will be available February 2017.
For information about your next steps to apply for financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office.

Navigating Financial Aid

Please see these important sections:

Requirements to Qualify for Financial Aid »
How to know if you are eligible to receive financial aid.

Applying for Aid »
Important steps to follow when applying for financial aid at Pierce College.

Types of Aid »
Learn about the types of federal and state aid available at Pierce College.

Tuition and Fees »
Learn about payment options for paying what you are responsible for.

Get & Keep Your Aid »
Your responsibilities as a financial aid recipient to continue receiving financial aid funding.

Steps for Loan Borrowers »
Next steps to finalize your Federal Loans.

Frequently Asked Questions »
Learn how your aid is disbursed to your student account.

Financial Aid Forms »
Important forms you need when applying for or managing your financial aid.

Financial Aid Portal

Check your 2016-2017 Financial Aid Award Status.

To Log-In

Username: Social Security Number
Password: Date of Birth (MMDDYY)

  • Review your financial aid award.
  • Access financial aid forms and other important information posted from the financial aid office.

Need money for school?

The Salt Financial Literacy Program offers free help finding ways to pay for college. Learn more about Salt or go directly to the Salt website.

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Fax Numbers

253-964-6427 (Fort Steilacoom)
253-864-3215 (Puyallup)

Fall Office Hours

M-Th: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Fri: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.