The Financial Aid Office uses the Student Email System as official means of communication with our students. Please ensure you check your account regularly for notifications.
Summer quarter Financial Aid checks will be mailed during the first week of July for students who received an award letter and 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.
Time Limitation on Direct Subsidized Loan Eligibility for First-Time Borrowers on or after July 1, 2013
There is a limit on the maximum period of time (measured in academic years) that you can receive Direct Subsidized Loans. In general, you may not receive Direct Subsidized Loans for more than 150% of the published length of your program. This is called your “maximum eligibility period”. You can usually find the published length of any program of study in your school’s catalog.
Please review the document below for additional information:
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.
Submit your 2013-2014 FAFSA at least one month prior to the following dates to allow time for you to submit any additional required documents.
The priority funding dates are:
April 26, 2013 for Summer Quarter 2013
May 1, 2013 for Fall Quarter 2013
October 1, 2013 for Winter Quarter 2014
February 3, 2014 for Spring Quarter 2014
Your FAFSA and all required documents such as Verification Worksheet, Loan Application and other documents must be submitted by the priority funding dates to ensure funding for the designated quarter.
Summer quarter 2013 is the start of the 2013-2014 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.
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:
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)