How will I know what types of aid I have been awarded?

Upon review of your completed financial aid applications, and any other necessary documents, the Financial Aid Office will prepare a “package” of various aid programs for you based upon your eligibility. The package may contain a combination of grants, work programs, scholarships, and loans. The award package will be sent to you in the form of an “Award Letter”.

Your Award Letter will contain the following information:

  • Your Estimated Cost of Attendance (see Tuition and Fees)
  • The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) (from your FAFSA)
  • Eligible awards including student loans
  • Federal Campus employment (work-study) if awarded
  • Scholarships including outside private scholarships, if received
  • Instructions for accepting or declining any financial aid offered to you

When will aid apply to my student account?

Financial aid will apply to your student account 15 business days after the first day of the semester. The refund process begins on Fridays and will be received the following week.

Does my GPA affect my financial aid award?

Federal regulations and institutional policy require that your academic progress be reviewed at the end of each enrollment period, including summer. All students enrolling for the first time at Pierpont Community & Technical College (Pierpont) (including transfers) will be meeting academic progress during the first semester of enrollment at Pierpont; subsequent reviews will include all course work (including transfer work) that is contained on Pierpont academic transcript.

To receive funds administered by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Pierpont Community & Technical College, students must be making measurable academic progress toward completion of an eligible degree.