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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.

Fall Quarter financial aid checks will be mailed to students beginning September 22, 2016. Check the status of your Financial Aid Award on your Financial Aid Portal.

Common reasons your financial aid award has not been applied to your Fall Quarter Tuition:
  • Your financial aid awards are showing on the financial aid portal as estimated or suspended.
  • You are registered for fewer than 12 (full-time) credits and you have not notified the financial aid office of your enrollment plans.
  • You have only been awarded loans, loan awards will not be applied to Fall balances until September 19th. If you are not enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits, you are not eligible to receive federal loans.

For information about your next steps to finalize your Fall Quarter 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.

School Code 005000


Please include your full name and student ID number with your email inquiry.



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.