Financial Aid - How to Apply

Applying for Aid

1 Apply for Admissions to Pierce College

2 Submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or WASFA (Washington Application for State Financial Aid) Application

Which Financial Aid Application should I complete?

Quarter to Begin AttendingSubmit your FAFSA/WASFA on or before the dates listed below to avoid delays in the processing of your financial aid award
Summer 2016March 1
Fall 2016March 1
Winter 2016Sept 1
Spring 2017Sept 1
  • To receive financial aid for Summer Quarter 2016 and beyond, please complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA/WASFA application.
  • Be sure to include Pierce College School Code on your application, School Code: 005000
  • Your FAFSA/WASFA will be electronically sent to the school 5-7 business days after you complete the application.
  • After your application has been received, you will receive a notification from the Financial Aid Department with your next steps.

*You will need to submit a new FAFSA/WASFA application EACH year to continue receiving financial aid.

3 Log-Into your Financial Aid Portal

The Financial Aid Portal is the primary communication tool regarding your financial aid.

  • Your Financial Aid Award
  • Documents you need to submit, or have already submitted
  • Messages from the Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Portal, Log-In Instructions:

Username: SSN

Password: Date of Birth (MMDDYY)

4 Receive your Financial Aid

Your initial financial aid award is based on full-time enrollment. The amount of funds disbursed to you will be adjusted based on the actual number of credits you take (i.e. enrolled credits). You must notify the Financial Aid Office in advance if you wish to enroll in fewer than 15 full time credits.

5 Manage your Financial Aid

In order to remain eligible to receive financial aid, you must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), failure to do so will result in a loss/and or repayment of aid.

If you previously attended other colleges or universities, these credits will need to be evaluated by Pierce College. Submit the completed evaluation to Financial Aid.

School Code 005000

Email

financialaid@pierce.ctc.edu

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

PHONE

253-964-6544

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.