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Paying for College: Financial Aid

Financial Aid Advisors

are available in person. We are still available by phone and video conference through appointments at this time. Schedule an appointment via Navigate.

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You’re Invited!!


Who: All PPCC Student Employees

What: First Annual PPCC Student Appreciation Week

Where: Virtual Sessions

When: April 12 – 16, 2021


We would like to celebrate our student employees for all their hard work here at PPCC! You are vital to the success of Pikes Peak Community College! You are invited to join us for the first annual PPCC Student Employment Week. This week is designed with you in mind. Attend a week of sessions that will offer tips and valuable information for your continued success here at PPCC and beyond…

Check back often for more information as the event gets closer.

Student 1098T's

1098T’s will be mailed, as well as made available via your PPCC Student Portal (Student Finance Tab) beginning January 31, 2021.

Accepting Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Apply for Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a free form completed by current and prospective college students to determine their eligibility for student financial aid. 

When completing this form, please ensure that you are using the official website,

Please be aware of .com sites or services promoting higher eligibility, it is a sign that the website is not the approved site.

Complete the FAFSA

Contact the Financial Aid Office

Financial Aid Office

Schedule an Appointment

Schedule An Appointment Via Navigate

Accessing Remote Services

In response to the need to limit the number of people on campus, college services are being provided remotely so students and prospective students can receive assistance from home.  

*We are still planning and preparing, so please check back on this page for updates on additional services.**

Students may still make an appointment with a PPCC Financial Aid Advisor via Navigate. We will be offering both online and phone appointments. 


Have a question?
We are here to help you every step of the way. or by phone at 719-502-3000

Federal Student Aid is actively monitoring the new Coronavirus/COVID-19 outbreak.

Frequently Asked Questions 

Financial Aid Forms and Office Hours:

Visit the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Timeline

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Key Terms:


The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA. This is the application for all types of financial aid: grants, loans, or college work-study

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.

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 

Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA) 

PPCC plans to award $1,000 emergency grants automatically (no application necessary) to students with Pell Grants this Spring semester, as well as provide emergency grants to financial aid applicants who do not qualify for Pell but still have “need”.

  • CRRSAA allows colleges to provide emergency grants to students to help cover any element of students’ cost of attendance (such as housing, food, childcare, etc.).

  • With students’ permission the CRRSAA funds can also be applied to their existing school balance (i.e. tuition, fees, etc.).

  • CRRSA directs colleges to prioritize the awarding of grants to students with exceptional need, such as students with Pell Grants.

BankMobile is PPCC's Refund Method

BankMobileVibe is Not a Scam

Financial aid, i.e. grants, scholarships, and loans, pays towards the balance due to PPCC first on the Monday after the main census/drop date. If that Monday is a holiday, it will pay on Tuesday.You will receive a financial aid refund if there is any money left over after all charges have been covered. You will receive a mailer from BankMobile explaining how to choose your refund preference OR you can visit

Refunds will be generated by the Student Accounts office each Monday. Funds could be available to the student the following Friday depending on which refund preference is selected.  BankMobile has three options to choose from – setting up a BankMobile account, direct deposit to a personal bank account, or paper check. Please make sure that all information is current with BankMobile including mailing address. Please note: receiving a paper check can take up to 4 weeks. For further information please visit


Phone: 877/524-4013: M-F 8am - 11pm ET

Phone 877/327-9515: 24/7 Service


Twitter: @askbmd

Facebook: @bankmobiledisbursementsfaq


More Information On BankMobileVibe

Ways to Pay

Financial Aid is money that is available to help students finance the cost of an education. Eligibility is determined from the results of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


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


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

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Student Jobs

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

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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

See more key terms and FAFSA information, visit