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There are many options available to help students pay for college expenses. In addition to administering a wide-ranging program of grants, loans and work-study positions, the Financial Aid office can also provide resources for scholarship information.
To start the financial aid process, students need to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before each year of college. Applying early avoids delays in getting payment; as processing can take several weeks.
The Federal School Code for PPCC is 008896.
This number ensures that PPCC receives your FAFSA information in order to determine your level of financial aid.
The FAFSA is available at https://studentaid.gov and is filed electronically.
Schedule an Appointment
Financial Aid Advisors are available to meet with you in person, by phone and virtually. Schedule an appointment using Navigate.
Accepting Terms & Conditions
Access a step-by-step guide on how to accept Terms & Conditions in the myPPCC Portal.
Financial Aid Timeline
Review the 2021-2022 Financial Aid Timeline to maximize your financial aid opportunities at PPCC.
Financial Aid Handbook
Every year PPCC's Financial Aid Office publishes a comprehensive copy of our policies and guidelines, known as the Financial Aid Handbook. It is advised that all students receiving financial aid review the handbook.
Scholarship Search Tips
Need extra monies for school, use this tip sheet to help you look for scholarships and avoid scams.
Guide to Accpting Work-Study
Have you been offered work-study and now you need to find a job? Review this guide on how to search jobs.
Net Price Calculator
This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance - including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses - minus estimated grant and scholarship.
Federal Student Aid Estimator
The Federal Student Aid Estimator is a free tool that helps students quickly calculate the amount of financial aid they may be eligible to receive. Students will receive a nonbinding estimate of their Expected Family Contribution (EFC), along with estimated eligibility for Federal Pell Grants, work-study funds, and federal student loans.
Types of Aid
Grants are gift aid, which come from the state, federal government or the college, that the student does not have to pay back.
Loans are financial aid that must be paid pack. The student must complete entry-loan counseling, and must be registered for 6 credit hours.
Money awarded by third-party groups to students who meet various scholarship criteria. These do not require repayment.
Student employment, can be both federally funded (work-study) or jobs and internships at PPCC or in the community.
Financial Aid Office Locations and Office Hours
Contact the Financial Aid Office at 719-502-3000, at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Centennial or Rampart Range campuses.
Hours of Operation
Monday | 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday | 8 am - 5 pm
Wednesday | 8 am - 5 pm
Thursday | 8 am - 5 pm
Friday | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday | Closed
Centennial Campus (CC)
Room A110, Aspen Building
5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906
Rampart Range Campus (RRC)
2070 Interquest Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Contact the Financial Aid Office
Special Financial Aid Considerations
If you identify in one of these audiences, you might have special financial aid options to consider.
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA. This is the free application for all types of financial aid: grants, loans, or college work-study (student jobs).
Cost of Education
The cost of education includes tuition, fees, a room and board allowance, books, supplies, a transportation allowance and a personal expense allowance.
Financial need is the difference between the cost of education and the expected family contribution calculated by the federal processing center.