Students are encouraged to submit their FAFSA or WASFA applications and any required documents to the financial aid office AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to avoid delays in the processing of their financial aid.
To view a list of outstanding documents needed to complete your financial aid award, please log-into your Financial Aid Portal.
The Financial Aid Office will be closed for 2015-2016 Financial Aid Award Processing on the following days:
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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