Financial aid should never be overwhelming. If you plan and prepare early you will receive the best packaging possible. You will want to do your FAFSA application in January or February for the academic year beginning the following August and you only need to do so once a year. You do not need to have your taxes completed before you do your FAFSA. There will be less stress on you if you take the time to prepare and adhere to the deadline dates. Take advantage of our "FEAR NO FAFSA" Wednesdays! You can come into the Centennial or Rampart Range Campuses without an appointment to receive assistance with your FAFSA application.
Do not put off completing your FAFSA or providing documentation that has been requested. Applying 30 days or less prior to the start of school may cause delays in your awarding.
For Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 - Summer 2016
PPCC's priority date is March 31, 2015. You MUST have your FAFSA for 15-16 and your financial aid file completed. If you have missed this deadline, you can always do your FAFSA later; however you will miss the first session of awarding. Students that would like to be considered for student employment will need to get their FAFSA completed and watch their college-assigned email to see if they need to send additional documentation.
*If you are preparing to start for the Summer 2015 term and you have not completed your FAFSA for 14-15 yet, it is not too late! You will want to do this today at www.fafsa.gov. Choose the 2014-2015 FAFSA. You will also want to complete a Summer Intent Form (which is available in March) on our FORMS site.