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Financial Aid

Have you been financially impacted by COVID?

If you lost a job, wages, or experienced a reduction in income or other impacts, learn more about how we can help.

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 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. 

Net Price Calculator

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.

More about Grants 


Loans are financial aid that must be paid pack. The student must complete entry-loan counseling, and must be registered for 6 credit hours.

More About Loans


Money awarded by third-party groups to students who meet various scholarship criteria. These do not require repayment.

Browse Scholarships

Student Jobs

Student employment, can be both federally funded (work-study) or jobs and internships at PPCC or in the community.

Search Jobs


Contact the Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Office Locations and Office Hours

Contact the Financial Aid Office at 719-502-3000, at 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

Fax: 719-502-2074

Centennial Campus (CC)

Room A110, Aspen Building
5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906


Rampart Range Campus (RRC)

Room S102 
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.

Military & Veterans

High School Programs

International Students

ASSET Students 

Key Terms:


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

Financial need is the difference between the cost of education and the expected family contribution calculated by the federal processing center.