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Financial Aid

Summer Loans

If you attend PPCC for both Fall and Spring Semesters and are interested in a loan for summer or you feel your current financial aid will not cover summer expenses, you may be eligible for low interest federal student loans. 

To request a federal student loan for summer: 

  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours 
  • Complete the Loan Increase Form 
  • Must have the 2021-2022 FAFSA on file 

Before requesting a loan, we recommend reviewing annual and lifetime loan limits.

Loan Increase Form Loan Limits

 

 

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Financial Aid and required coursework

If you are enrolled in courses that do not apply to your degree program, financial aid will not disburse for those classes. You may need to pay for them yourself.


  • Check in with your academic advisor each semester to ensure you are taking classes that are part of your declared major and will be covered by financial aid.

  • Check your courses in Degree Check If you are uncertain if your classes are required for your program of study, you can always check by logging in to myPPCC Portal and clicking on the “Degree Check” icon on the Dashboard.

Need Help Paying for College?

There are many options available to assist students pay for college expenses.  It costs less than you think to attend Pikes Peak Community College, (PPCC), we offer a wide range of degrees and certificate as well as the support you may need. 

In addition to administering a wide-ranging program of grants, loans and work-study positions, PPCC provides resources for scholarships.  


Receiving your financial aid all starts with filing your FAFSA, but we know that can be confusing or even overwhelming. That's why we are here to help. Our knowledgeable staff will help you complete the financial aid process and explore other ways to pay for college like scholarships, jobs and internships.

PPCC Students succeed with responsible choices about managing thier money! 
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Applying for Financial Aid

Apply for FAFSA each year beginning October 1 for the following academic year but remember PPCC's priority deadline is March 31st.  

PPCC's FAFSA School Code: 008896

Complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA for the Spring 2022 Semester 

Complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA for the Fall 2022 Semester

March 31 is the priority deadline for FAFSA. You can still apply after this date, but your funds aren't guaranteed.

Additional Steps to receiving Financial Aid

Login to your FAFSA and ensure there is no additional action that needs to be taken on your part. 

Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) carefully to make sure there are no typos or errors. If there are, login and correct your application. 

If your SAR has an asterisk * in the upper right hand corner, you may be required to submit documents to the financial aid office. 

PPCC will receive it within 3-5 business days from the date you have submitted it, we may request additional information from you. 

Keep an eye on you PPCC school issued email for requested information. 

Once PPCC has your award offer ready, you may access it via your MyPPCC Portal and from the Dashboard select the Financial Aid Award icon. 

PPCC accepts grants on your behalf, as they are free monies.  You will chose to accept your work-study and loan offers. 

All financial aid students are required to maintain good academic standing by maintaining a 2.0 GP and completing 67% of their overall attempted credits.  

Any change to your eligibility will be communicated via your PPCC email. 

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What to Expect

It can take 3-5 days for PPCC to receive your FAFSA from Federal Student Aid 

Within a week of receipt, you will receive an email from our office if we are needing additional information 

It can take 2-3 weeks, depending on the time of the year for PPCC to process any additional documents submitted 

PPCC begins releasing aid for your balance the Monday after the drop date of your semester. 

Book Advances are available 2 weeks from the start of the semester. 

Refunds arrive in your selected refund preference within 7 business days from the release date. 

Check your PPCC School Issued email on a regular basis, to prevent missing any important information.  

Verification is the process schools use to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA form is accurate. 

Being selected does not mean you did something wrong, students are randomly selected by Central Processing Center. 

If you are selected, we will ask for additional documents.  You access this via your MyPPCC Portal Dashboard by selecting the Financial Aid Requirements icon. 

Parents will need to create their own FSA ID. 

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Financial Aid Resources

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. 

Need assistance, with financial aid, schedule an appointment today with an advisor. 

Financial Aid Advisors are available to meet with you in person, by phone and virtually. Schedule an appointment using Navigate.

Students are highly suggested to accept their Terms & Conditions if using financial aid. 

Access a step-by-step guide on how to accept Terms & Conditions in the myPPCC Portal.

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 Financial Aid Handbook.

Have you been offered work-study and now you need to find a job? Review this guide on how to search jobs. 

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

The U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard has the most reliable data on college costs,graduation, and post-college earnings.

Ensure you have set-up your refund preference via Bank Mobile 

Single Stop connects students to local community and governmental resources (e.g. SNAP, TANF, WIC, Food pantries, etc.). Single Stop is an online screening tool that can estimate in minutes what supplemental resources students might be eligible to receive.  To complete the online Single Stop screener, please click here Single Stop™ - Your Single Stop in finding benefits & resources. For in-person assistance, visit the Single Stop office located in A-316C at the Centennial Campus Monday-through Thursday from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., for any questions or help getting started, please email Kandy Ruiz at kandy.ruiz@ppcc.edu or call 719-502-3020.

The Online Campus here at Pikes Peak Community College uses D2L (Desire2Learn) and there are two ways for you to access it; through the Portal or going straight to its web page.

PPWFC offers RUN funds (Reskill, Upskill, Next-Skill) to local businesses and nonprofits to train their staff

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Jan. 14, 2022 – To help companies retain their staff amidst soaring rates of resignations, the Pikes Peak Workforce Center will offer $100,000 in RUN (Reskill, Upskill, Next-Skill) funding for short-term, industry-recognized certifications.
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Financial Aid Office

Email and Phone

By email: financialaid@ppcc.edu 

By phone: 719-502-3000

By fax: 719-502-2074

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

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

Rampart Range Campus

Room S102 
2070 Interquest Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80921