It is the desire of the Financial Aid Office that no qualified student shall be denied the privilege of attending college because of the lack of finances, if funds are available.
Paul D. Camp Community College (PDCCC) offers a variety of financial opportunities for students who need financial assistance. Students must first file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), in order to be considered for financial assistance.
To determine if a student qualifies for aid, students must meet all eligibility requirements. The Financial Aid Office also looks at need. Need is defined as the difference between the cost of attending the college and the total expected family contribution (EFC = parent contribution and/or student’s contribution), as determined by the FAFSA.
Students who meet the priority FAFSA deadline (listed below) for their first semester each academic year may qualify for state grants in addition to Pell Grant. Priority filing deadlines are:
- Fall Aid: May 15
- Spring Aid: October 15
- Summer Aid*: April 15
After a student has been accepted in an eligible program at PDCCC and has demonstrated financial need, the college tries to meet that need. In our dedication to providing a debt-free education, we do not participate in loan programs. Instead, we try to award students with a combination of free federal, state, and local grants that do not need to be repaid. Instead, we try to award students with a combination of free federal, state, and local grants that do not need to be repaid.
Financial Aid works on a “paycheck theory” that the student earns the aid by attending from beginning to end. As long as the student successfully completes the semester, s/he has earned their aid. Students who do not successfully complete the semester may owe aid back and/or not be eligible for continuing aid. Please see the Satisfactory Academic Progress and Treatment of Title IV Aid When a Student Withdraws policies
*Students should check the SIS for any Pell Summer Trailing awards on April 1, and compare the award to actual tuition charges, once enrolled. Students who are not eligible for Pell Grant and those who have been enrolled 12 or more credits for both Fall and Spring will need to submit a Summer 2014 State Grant Application by the deadline listed above, for full consideration.
After a student has been accepted in an eligible program at PDCCC and has demonstrated need, the college tries to meet that need by offering aid which comes in the form of a “package” consisting of available grants, possibly work study, and/or scholarships. Please see our Financial Aid Handbook for detailed information.
Financial Aid Office Contact Information:
Paul D. Camp Community College
Phone: Franklin: 757.569.6715, Suffolk: 757.925.6346