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.
Summer quarter Financial Aid checks will be mailed during the first week of July for students who are eligible for funding. 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 also be delayed for students whose financial aid awards do not reflect their current enrollment level.
All students for the 2014-2015 year must complete the Financial Aid Data Form to complete their financial aid file.
When you need to inquire about the status of your financial aid you will have no more waiting in line, or making phone calls. Get accurate information immediately. Just click Financial Aid Portal to access your financial aid student portal.
Recommended dates to complete your FAFSA:
|Summer Quarter 2014||Mar. 1, 2014|
|Fall Quarter 2014||Mar. 1, 2014|
|Winter Quarter 2015||Sept. 1, 2014|
|Spring Quarter 2015||Jan. 1, 2015|
Priority Funding dates:
To ensure processing for the quarter you plan to attend, your financial aid file must be complete by the priority funding dates listed below. This includes any additional documents required such as verification documents and loan applications.
|Summer Quarter 2014||May 1, 2014|
|Fall Quarter 2014||June 1, 2014|
|Winter Quarter 2015||Oct. 1, 2014|
|Spring Quarter 2015||Feb. 1, 2015|
Summer quarter 2014 is the start of the 2014-2015 school year. The FAFSA and Direct Stafford Loan Application need to be completed on an annual basis.
Meeting the priority funding deadline does not guarantee you will be eligible for aid, or that the aid you qualify for will be of the type or amount desired.
Files completed after the priority funding date will be processed in the order received.
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):
Award Processing Status
Please include your full name and student ID number with your email inquiry.
Priority Funding Dates
Pierce College School Code
Online Self Service Instructions
253-964-6427 (Fort Steilacoom)