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Financial Aid Process

  1. Complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by going to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/.  You will need your most recent tax information to complete the FAFSA, as well as a Department of Education PIN number.  If you need to request a PIN number, visit http://www.pin.ed.gov/.  For dependent students, your parents’ tax information is also needed, and one parent must also have a PIN number.
  2. You will receive e-mail notification from the Financial Aid Office after your initial award offer has been posted to the student portal or if changes have been made to your award offer.  The award offer may be revised based on notification of additional funding sources received; number of credits earned; or a change in enrollment status.  Please view and finalize your award offer by completing the following steps within two weeks of receiving the e-mail notification:
      • Login to your student portal.  If you are unable to locate your username or are having difficulty logging in, please contact the Registrar’s Office.
      • Select My Financial Aid to view your award offer.  Each type of aid will be listed by semester.  In the upper left hand corner, you may select the specific term you would like to view.
      • If you would like to accept all aid as offered, simply click the accept box.  For funding sources you wish to decline, select the decline button.  If you would like to reduce the loan amount offered, please select the decline button and email the Financial Aid Office with the amount you would like to borrow.
  3. All new Stafford Loan borrowers must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov
  4. New Stafford loan borrowers must also complete Entrance Counseling at the above website.
  5. By accessing the student portal to view your award offer, you are also certifying:
    1. You reviewed and understand the Student Rights & Responsibilities as disclosed.
    2.  You will use these funds for educationally related expenses.
    3.  You will notify the Financial Aid Office with information on any additional outside sources or scholarships you may receive.
    4.  You are receiving financial aid from only one college.
  6. If you were awarded a Perkins Loan, you will receive an e-mail notification at the beginning of each semester from “Sign My Loan” instructing you of additional steps needed to finalize your Perkins Loan.
  7. If once you view your billing statement via the Student Portal, you find you need additional funding to help cover the costs of your education, Presentation College also participates in the Parent Plus and Alternative Loan programs.  Interest-free payment plans are also available by emailing the Business Office.
  8. All aid must be finalized by August 1 to ensure adequate processing time. If your file is incomplete, your aid may not be processed prior to the start of classes and therefore you will be required to make alternate payment arrangements with the Business Office. It is the policy of Presentation College to collect tuition, fees, and housing expenses on the first day of each term, even if you have not finalized all of your financial aid.  Students without payment provisions will be charged a late fee of $50. Once registered for courses for each semester, you may view your billing statement on the student portal.  If your financial aid exceeds the amount you owe the College and the above steps are complete, you may use a voucher to purchase books and supplies at the PC Bookstore.