Federal Aid starts with submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Financial aid is based on your income and offered in multiple forms:
Complete your FAFSA for the desired aid year OR update your FAFSA with PPCC's school
If you need help completing the FAFSA, we encourage you to attend a FAFSA Lab, or visit the Centennial or Rampart Range campuses to meet with a Financial Aid Advisor.
Learn more about Financial Aid
State aid can be awarded to students who do not have lawful immigration status but have resided in the state for at least three years before graduating from a Colorado high school or passing a high school equivalency exam. Learn more about the Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) and if you qualify as an ASSET student.
The College Opportunity Fund is a tuition discount provided by the state of Colorado
to students who meet the qualifications for in-state tuition rates and lawful presence
in the United States.
Current and former military and dependents, DACA, ASSET, Permanent Residents, and students on visas are all COF eligible.
Generous donations to the PPCC Foundation fund more than 60 scholarship opportunities each year to help make college more affordable. This year the Foundation will award more than $1,200,000 in scholarships to PPCC students. Scholarships help pay for tuition and fees and some also cover books and other costs of attending. There are scholarships available that will help you all the way to graduation with your associate’s degree, and even possibly your bachelor’s degree.
Student loans can have a much lower interest rate than private loans and sometimes the interest is deferred while students are in school. Keep in mind that any money you borrow needs to be repaid. PPCC is a participant in the Federal Direct Loan Program in which students borrow Stafford Loan funds directly from the U.S. Department of Education rather than from a lender.
Want to learn more about ways to pay for college? Check out the "Money Matters" video for tips on budgeting, saving, and understanding the consequences of getting into debt.
Current interest rates on loans disbursed between July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022, are:
Student employment allows students to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program,
allowing them to work part-time on campus while in school.
Funds are available in both federal and state monies, and are paid directly to the student.
Please be advised that all Student Employment (Student Staff) awards are based upon the availability of funds and may be revised during the school year without prior notice. In that event, every reasonable effort will be made to assist a student for the remainder of the year. This may include student loans, other positions, etc.
Amazon Career Choice, Law Enforcement Agencies, Emergency/First Responder Services, State Vocational Rehabilitation, DMVA/National Guard, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, TAA, Alliance For Kids, ECCLA, CPCD, AmeriCorps, Employer Programs, and others.
For authorization submissions or billing inquiries - Jess Martinez at (719) 502-2343 or Jess.Martinez@ppcc.edu