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Financial Aid Announcement!

For guaranteed processing for Fall 2022, all Financial Aid action items must be submitted by or before July 25th.

Log in to your Workday account and view your pending Financial Aid action items from your Inbox.

For questions, call 850-484-1680 or email fava@pensacolastate.edu.

FAFSA, Grants, Loans, Scholarships, Tuition Installment Plan (TIP), Veterans, & Work Study

Financial Aid Information

If you need help paying for college, there are numerous options available to you. You may be eligible for Scholarships, Grants, Student Loans, Our Tuition Installment Plan, Veterans Benefits, or even a Work Study Program.

Read the information below to discover which types of financial aid may be right for you. If you need help, please don’t hesitate to contact our Financial Aid Department for assistance.

PSC FAFSA Code:

001513

Scholarship Submission Deadlines

Submit by Dates

Scholarship Application Submission Deadlines

Academic Year 2022 – 2023

For full consideration please submit by:

Fall 2022 Term 

PSC Scholarships Application

You can still submit a scholarship application for consideration!

Spring 2023 Term

PSC Scholarships Application

  • Priority Deadline: November 1, 2022, by 11:59 PM

 

Summer 2023 Term

PSC Scholarships Application

  • Priority deadline: April 11, 2023, by 11:59 PM

 

*Please note that only one PSC Scholarship Application must be submitted per academic year

Important Dates

Fee Payment for Fall Term 2022

Fall Term 2022: August 15, 2022 – December 9, 2022

Tuition & fees are due on:
Fee payment for Session A/B due date #1: July 31st, 2022
Fee payment for Session A/B due date #2: August 8th, 2022
Fee payment for Session C due date: August 30th, 2022
Fee payment for Session D due date: October 4th, 2022

Registration schedules that remain unpaid by the close of business on each fee payment date will be cancelled. Any classes registered after the due date for each session must be paid by the last day of Drop and Add or they will be cancelled.

For your convenience, we’ve compiled information about many kinds of financial aid. Select a topic to learn more.

Costs Per Credit Hour

IN-STATE RESIDENT RATES PER CREDIT HOUR

AA, AS, COLLEGE PREP, SOME CERTIFICATE, AND EPI COURSES – $104.58 PER CREDIT HOUR

Tuition $79.20

Financial Aid Fee $3.96

Student Activity/Service Fee $7.92

Capital Improvement Fee $9.54

Technology Fee $3.96

Total per Credit Hour $104.58

Add on Lab Fee (if required) as listed in course schedule

Add on Online Learning Fee (only on web courses) $8.33 per credit hour

 

VOCATIONAL COURSES – $85.74 PER CREDIT HOUR
$2.86 CONTACT HOUR

Tuition $71.40

Financial Aid Fee $7.14

Capital Improvement Fee $3.60

Technology Fee $3.60

Total per Credit Hour $85.74

Add on Lab Fee (if required) as listed in course schedule

Add on Online Learning Fee (only on web courses) $8.33 per credit hour

 

BACHELOR LEVEL COURSE – $120.89 PER CREDIT HOUR

Tuition $91.79

Financial Aid Fee $4.59

Student Activity/Service Fee $9.18

Capital Improvement Fee $10.74

Technology Fee $4.59

Total per Credit Hour $120.89

Add on Lab Fee (if required) as listed in course schedule

Add on Online Learning Fee (only on web courses) $8.33 per credit hour

ALABAMA RESIDENTS RATES PER CREDIT HOUR

AA, AS, COLLEGE PREP, SOME CERTIFICATE, AND EPI COURSES – $114.58 PER CREDIT HOUR

Tuition $79.20

Non-Resident Fee $10.00

Financial Aid Fee $3.96

Student Activity/Service Fee $7.92

Capital Improvement Fee $9.54

Technology Fee $3.96

Total per Credit Hour $114.58

Add on Lab Fee (if required) as listed in course schedule

Add on Online Learning Fee (only on web courses) $8.33 per credit hour

 

VOCATIONAL COURSES – $95.74 PER CREDIT HOUR
$3.19 PER CONTACT HOUR

Tuition $71.40

Non-Resident Fee $10.00

Financial Aid Fee $7.14

Capital Improvement Fee $3.60

Technology Fee $3.60

Total per Credit Hour $95.74

Add on Lab Fee (if required) as listed in course schedule

Add on Online Learning Fee (only on web courses) $8.33 per credit hour

 

BACHELOR LEVEL COURSE – $130.89 PER CREDIT HOUR

Tuition $91.79

Non-Resident Fee $10.00

Financial Aid Fee $4.59

Student Activity/Service Fee $9.18

Capital Improvement Fee $10.74

Technology Fee $4.59

Total per Credit Hour $130.89

Add on Lab Fee (if required) as listed in course schedule

Add on Online Learning Fee (only on web courses) $8.33 per credit hour

NON-FLORIDA RESIDENTS RATES PER CREDIT HOUR

AA, AS, COLLEGE PREP, SOME CERTIFICATE, AND EPI COURSES – $419.76 PER CREDIT HOUR

Tuition $79.20

Non-Resident Fee $237.60

Financial Aid Fee $15.84

Student Activity/Service Fee $7.92

Capital Improvement Fee $63.36

Technology Fee $15.84

Total per Credit Hour $419.76

Add on Lab Fee (if required) as listed in course schedule

Add on Online Learning Fee (only on web courses) $8.33 per credit hour

 

VOCATIONAL COURSES – $342.96 PER CREDIT HOUR
$11.43 PER CONTACT HOUR

Tuition $71.40

Non-Resident Fee $214.20

Financial Aid Fee $28.56

Capital Improvement Fee $14.40

Technology Fee $14.40

Total per Credit Hour $342.96

Add on Lab Fee (if required) as listed in course schedule

Add on Online Learning Fee (only on web courses) $8.33 per credit hour

 

BACHELOR LEVEL COURSE – $486.49 PER CREDIT HOUR

Tuition $91.79

Non-Resident Fee $275.37

Financial Aid Fee $18.36

Student Activity/Service Fee $9.18

Capital Improvement Fee $73.43

Technology Fee $18.36

Total per Credit Hour $486.49

Add on Lab Fee (if required) as listed in course schedule

Add on Online Learning Fee (only on web courses) $8.33 per credit hour

Nine Month Cost of Attendance Budget

Title IV Federal Financial Aid (Federal Pell Grant, Campus-Based Grants, Federal Family Education Loans)2018-2019

*Tuition & Fees Board Approved 6-26-2018

HOW FINANCIAL NEED IS CALCULATED 
For awarding Federal financial aid the following calculation is
used:
Cost of attendance – Expected Family Contribution = Financial Need
Financial aid from all sources cannot exceed the student’s financial need. The cost of attendance (COA) includes tuition, fees, books, supplies, room, board, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. The expected family contribution (EFC) is determined by the Federal Needs Analysis using the information the student/parent furnish on the FAFSA. Your EFC is the amount that you are expected to provide toward your college costs. Other factors that can affect the cost of attendance are individual program specific expenses.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

Go To Net Price Calculator

In accordance with the Higher Education Act, every college and university in the United States that participates in federal student aid programs must make a Net Price Calculator available on its website.

Each school’s Net Price Calculator, sometimes referred to as NPC, uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student’s individual circumstances.

The goal is to help students and parents have a better idea of the total costs of attending college and the “Net Price” after deducting anticipated grant and other financial aid.

Schools are required to provide estimated information to each inquiry regarding the following:

• Estimated total price of attendance
• Estimated tuition and fees
• Estimated room and board
• Estimated books and supplies
• Estimated other expenses (personal expenses, transportation, etc.)
• Estimated total grant aid
• Estimated net price
• Percent of the cohort (full-time, first-time students) that received grant aid
• Caveats and disclaimers, as indicated in the Higher Education Act

Students should expect to spend approximately 15 minutes to complete the net price calculator process.

In order to generate more accurate results and speed up the time it takes to complete the NPC, have the following information handy when using the NPC:

• Student and parent prior year taxes
• Earnings statements (student and parent)
• Bank statements (student and parent)
• Student Academic Information: GPA, Standardized Test Scores, High School Rank
• Amount of any outside scholarships received

You can still use the calculator without these. However, if you use estimated information, the results may not be accurate.

Go To Net Price Calculator

FAFSA

FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID

The FAFSA is a Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You need to fill out the FAFSA to be eligible for grants, work-study jobs and student loans. The FAFSA can be found online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

Read the information below to learn more about the FAFSA.

2022-2023 FAFSA Tutorials

Submitting the FAFSA

Fill out the FAFSA online.

  • Complete anytime after October 1 of the award year you wish to receive aid.
    • Award year = Fall, Spring, and/or Summer Terms.
  • Students and parents are required to use an FSA ID. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student aid documents such as the FAFSA.
  • Apply for FSA ID by going to https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/fsaid

Helpful Hints and Information for Completing the FAFSA

  • Pensacola State FAFSA Code – 001513
After you submit the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR report will provide a tentative award amount.  There may be other documents the school is required to obtain prior to finalizing aid.   Please check PirateMail and Spyglass frequently for information regarding financial aid requirements.

When you receive your SAR, you must review it carefully to make sure it is correct.

It is your responsibility to request academic transcripts from all prior post-secondary institutions you have attended. These transcripts should be sent to the Pensacola State College Records Office. All prior college transcripts must be evaluated by the Pensacola State College Records Office before any federal or state financial aid can be awarded.

If you have any questions, call 850-484-1680.

GRANTS

Federal Pell Grant, FSEOG Grant, FSAG Grant, & FGMG Grant

Grants do not have to be repaid. Grants are often need-based

Read the information below to discover which grants you may be eligible for.

TYPES of GRANTS

Federal Pell Grant

Awarded to undergraduate students in an eligible degree seeking program.

  • Designed to assist students demonstrating financial need.
  • Eligibility determined by information furnished on the FAFSA.

The total award amount you receive may not be enough to cover your school expenses. In addition to the Pell Grant a student can obtain other forms of financial aid such as scholarships, state aid, etc.

What Is A Pell Grant

Visit the Dep. of Education to learn more about the Federal Pell Grant

FSEOG | Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

A federal grant awarded to undergraduate students who have financial need as determined by their Effective Family Contribution (EFC). FSEOG funds are limited and cannot be used to pay tuition and fees.

  • Process the FAFSA
  • Enroll at least half-time (6+ credit hours)

WhatisFSEOG

Visit the Dep. of Education to learn more about the FSEOG

FSAG | Florida Student Assistance Grant

A need-based grant awarded by the State of Florida to Pell eligible students enrolled in an eligible degree-seeking program. Funds are limited. The State of Florida has final approval on all awards. FSAG awards cannot be used to pay tuition and fees.

  • Process the FAFSA. (FAFSA.ed.gov)
  • Enroll at least half-time (6+ credit hours)

FSAG-CE | Federal Student Assistance Grant – Career Education

A need-based grant awarded by the State of Florida to eligible students enrolled in an eligible certificate program. . Funds are limited. The State of Florida has final approval on all awards. FSAG-CE awards cannot be used to pay tuition and fees. Learn More

  • Process the FAFSA .
  • Enroll at least half-time (6+ credit hours).

FGMG | First Generation Matching Grant

The First Generation Matching Grant Program provides need-based grants to undergraduate students who are enrolled in state colleges/universities and whose parents have not earned baccalaureate degrees.  Students must file the FAFSA. For all Pensacola State College students the approved needs assessment is the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).   Learn More

 

Students must meet the following criterion for eligibility:

  • Be a Florida resident and eligible United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be a first-generation college student.
  • Be enrolled as degree seeking at Pensacola State College.
  • Be enrolled for a minimum of six credit hours per term as a degree-seeking undergraduate student.

GRANTS FAQs

How do I get a grant to go to college?

You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ to establish eligibility for federal and state grants.

How do I find out more about obtaining a Pell Grant?

A Pell grant is a federal grant for undergraduate students with financial need. Please visit the Federal Pell Grant Site for more information on the Pell Grant.

How To Receive Your Grant Funds

Pensacola State College will use your grant funds to to pay your tuition and allow you to charge your books. The residual will be paid directly to you based on your refund selection choice.

Do I complete a separate application for all types of aid?

The FAFSA enables the college to consider you for PELL, FSEOG, FSAG, FGMS, and is the first step to determining college work study eligibility. For information on Direct Loan please view the Student Loans Tab on this page.

What happens if I withdraw from college or quit attending classes?

Prior to withdrawing, a student must contact the Financial Aid Office for counseling. All students receiving federal financial aid are required to repay all or part of any grant or loan received when withdrawing prior to completing more than 60% of the term. Students who are withdrawn from courses after the end of schedule adjustment will be billed by the college and will be unable to register for any future term. All costs of collection including reasonable attorney fees will be the responsibility of the student.

SCHOLARSHIP INFO

Over 240 Scholarships Available to Qualifying Students

Did you know that Pensacola State College offers over 240 scholarships available to eligible students? We have a variety of scholarships including need-based, merit-based, program-based and many others.

Read the information below to see how to apply for a scholarship and discover scholarships for which you may be qualified.

*To be eligible for scholarships from PSC, new students will need to apply for admission.

Students who apply for a scholarship based on financial need should complete and process a FAFSA as well as a separate scholarship application. Note: The Online Scholarship Application does not work in Internet Explorer versions 10 and older due to security standards. Please copy and paste this link in another browser such as Chrome, Safari or Firefox to access the application. https://nextgensso2.com/sp/startSSO.ping?PartnerIdpId=https://sts.windows.net/c74db691-b7f8-438f-a3e0-45c2c44bc2ae/&SpSessionAuthnAdapterId=pensacolaState&TargetResource=https://pensacolastate.scholarships.ngwebsolutions.com/ScholarX_StudentPortal.aspx

  • Students may receive an award for a limited number of semesters.
  • Funds are limited

Scholarship Submission Deadlines

Submit by Dates

Scholarship Application Submission Deadlines

Academic Year 2022 – 2023

For full consideration please submit by:

Fall 2022 Term 

PSC Scholarships Application

You can still submit a scholarship application for consideration!

Spring 2023 Term

PSC Scholarships Application

  • Priority Deadline: November 1, 2022, by 11:59 PM

 

Summer 2023 Term

PSC Scholarships Application

  • Priority deadline: April 11, 2023, by 11:59 PM

 

*Please note that only one PSC Scholarship Application must be submitted per academic year

SCHOLARSHIP FAQS

Will I need to fill out additional forms?

No additional documents or forms are needed AFTER you

  • accurately complete the online Scholarship application
  • your essays are completed
  • your letters of recommendation (LOR) submitted,
  • plus any additional document uploads required for specific scholarship questions are completed

What happens after I submit my scholarship application?

After each individual “submit by” date has passed, selection committees will meet to award scholarships.  You will be notified through your PirateMail account when awarding has concluded and award information has been posted.

How do I collect my scholarships?

After you receive your email notice, log on to the scholarship manager to view any scholarships you were awarded.  There will be a box labeled “Award Information” at the top of the page to indicate if you were chosen for any awards.  Click that box and the scholarships you were awarded will all be listed.  There is a drop down box that asks you to Accept or Decline the Scholarship Award.  Space is provided for you to provide a reason as to why you chose Decline if that is your choice.  In some cases, a thank you letter may be required.  There will also be a drop down menu for the Thank You Letter and how to complete it.  The completion of this task will be reported to our department and your award will be applied to your student account for your use for tuition and fees and in some cases books.  These awards are not disbursed to personal student bank accounts.

STUDENT LOANS

SHORT TERM, FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN, TUITION INSTALLMENT PLAN

Read the information below to discover which types of loans may be right for you.

*Loans require a separate application in addition to the FAFSA.

SHORT TERM LOANS

Effective June 30, 2022. short term loans will no longer be available.

NELNET PAYMENT PLAN

Pensacola State College is pleased to provide the Nelnet Payment Plan. With the Nelnet Payment Plan you can make college more affordable by paying for tuition and fees over time. The Payment Plans break down your tuition balance into affordable monthly payments. There’s no interest, payment options are flexible, setup fees are affordable, and it’s easy to enroll!

Please note: You must be a college credit student at Pensacola State college to utilize the Payment Plan.

  • Enroll in Nelnet Payment Plan
    • For information click here
      • Go to www.pensacolastate.edu
      • Click on MyPSC
      • Click on Workday application and login
      • Click on the Finance application on the Workday dashboard
      • Under My Account: click Nelnet – Make a Payment or Enroll in a Payment Plan

    Payment Methods

    • Automatic bank payment (ACH)
    • Credit card/debit card (An additional fee may be assessed)
    • Payment are processed automatically on the 20th of each month.

    Cost to Participate

    • $30, $35, or $40 nonrefundable enrollment fee depending on number of payments.
    • $30 fee if a payment is returned.

FEDERAL DIRECT LOANS (FDLP)

To view the College’s default cohort rate that is provided by the U.S. Department of Education please visit: https://www2.ed.gov/offices/OSFAP/defaultmanagement/cdr.html. You may view how PSC’s default cohort rate compares to other institutions and the national average. The percentage of loan borrowers can be found at the U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard web page at: http://collegescorecard.ed.gov/school/?136473-Pensacola-State-College

Federal Direct Loans consist of loans acquired through the federal government for educational expenses to be repaid at a later date. Loans are usually low-interest and do not need to be paid back until a student is finished with school or ceases to be enrolled in six credits in their degree.

Stafford Loans(subsidized and unsubsidized)

  • Federal government provides these loans.
  • May be subsidized (no interest accrues on the loan while in school) or unsubsidized (interest accrues on the loan while in school).
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in your current program of study to apply.
  • Must enroll in only courses required to complete your declared Pensacola State College program of study on file with the Admissions Office.
  • Repayment begins six months after leaving school or your enrollment drops to less than half-time.

Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)

  • Loans taken out by parents for your educational expenses, which are credit-based.

PSC Guide to Federal Direct Loans

PEO Educational Loan Fund (ELF) Flyer

LOANS FAQS

Collect Your Loan

  • Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan funds due to the students will be disbursed based on terms and session of enrollment for each semester.

How do I find out how much I owe on my federal student loans?

Please go to https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/  for information about federal student loans.

Benefits For Veterans

GI Bill, Active Duty, Selected Reserves, Survivors & Dependents, Chapter 31

Military veterans may be eligible to receive educational benefits from the Department of Veteran Services. Contact the Veteran Services staff at Pensacola State College to process all required paperwork to ensure all education benefits will be received in a timely manner.

Educational Benefits (www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/)

  • Montgomery GI Bill – Active Duty (MGIB) (Chapter 30)
  • Montgomery GI Bill – Selected Reserve (Chapter 1606)
  • Post 9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33)
  • Survivors’ and Dependents’ Educational Assistance Program (DEA) (Chapter 35)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Program (Chapter 31)

Tuition Assistance

Active duty or reserve service members wishing to use tuition assistance at Pensacola State College must have approval from their Education Service Officer, education counselor, or command. Once an approved payment authorization has been received, it must be submitted to the Cashier’s Office for processing and waiver application. Please call the Cashier’s Office at (850) 484-1782 with any questions.

For more information visit MilitaryOneSource.mil

VA Vocational Rehabilitation

VA Vocational Rehabilitation serves students with service-connected disabilities who are attending Pensacola State College. Department of Veterans Affairs pays for tuition, books, supplies, and other items necessary for attendance at Pensacola State College. The Vocational Rehabilitation Program is designed to assist veterans in finding suitable employment.

VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment

VETERANS FAQS

What VA Education Benefits Are Available At Pensacola State College?

You may use Chapter 30(Montgomery GI Bill Active Duty), Chapter 31 (Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment), Chapter 35 ( Educational Assistance), Chapter 33 (Post 9/11 GI Bill), Chapter 1606 (Montgomery GI Bill Selected Reserve), or Chapter 1607 (Reserve Educational Assistance Program) education benefits. See www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/

As A Veteran, How Do I Obtain Help Preparing for College?

The Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) program can provide academic and other support services to assist you with preparing for college admission and attendance. The VUB office is located on the Pensacola Campus, Bldg. 6 Rm. 651. For more information 484-2068 or visit the Upward Bound site.

The Veteran Student Support Services program is part of a group of programs provided by the U.S. Department of Education to help students do well in college. This program provides tutoring/mentoring, money management assistance, college visits and cultural event field trips, academic advising & grants to eligible veteran students. Questions? Call 850-484-1971, visit Bldg. 6, Rm. 669 on the Pensacola campus or go to Veterans Student Support Services.

How Do I Apply For VA Benefits?

  1. All chapters of VA education benefits must be applied for or updated at benefits.va.gov/gibill/ through the Vonapp application program.
  2. Ensure to save the confirmation number upon completion.
  3. Call, email or stop by the Veteran’s Services Office with your confirmation number to get started.

May I Use My Chapter 31, VA Vocational Rehabilitation & Employment Benefits?

Prior to registering for any classes, you must make sure that your VA VR&E counselor has provided the required documents to Pensacola State College’s Veteran Services office. After the required documents are received, verified, and processed, you will be permitted to charge tuition, fees, books, and supplies against your eligible benefits.

I'm Eligible For VA Benefits. How Do I Obtain A Deferment of Tuition and Fees?

Florida law allows Pensacola State College to issue a deferment (postponement) of tuition and fees once each academic year for Chapter 30, 35, & 1606 VA students and once per semester for Chapter 33 VA students. You may apply for the deferment online through Spyglass or through the Veteran Services/Financial Aid office on any campus. The deferment must be repaid regardless of the status of your VA benefits.

Where Can I Find More VA Information?

WORK STUDY -EMPLOYMENT

FWS & FWEP

Federal Work-Study is a campus based program that provides jobs for students who demonstrate financial need. Schools are given a limited amount of funding to award to eligible students. Eligible students who are awarded funds through this program can then apply for and be hired into work-study jobs, on campus or in the community. To be considered for a Federal Work-Study job, you must complete a FAFSA.

Work-Study Requirements

  • Complete an error-free Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)
  • Must maintain at least 2.0 GPA
  • Must maintain Financial Aid  Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP)
  • Must be enrolled at least half time in an eligible field of study
  • All classes must be a part of your primary major

Work Study Specifics

  • Students may work on campus at approved locations.
  • Students earn minimum wage and work 10-20 hours per week.
  • Work schedules are arranged around the student’s class schedule.
  • Students are paid bi-weekly for hours worked.
  • FCWS awards do not defer tuition and fees.
  • Students must only be enrolled in courses required for their program.
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits each semester.

WORK STUDY PROGRAMS AVAILABLE

FWS- Federal Work Study

FWS is a federal program which helps eligible students acquire employment in order to help pay for the costs associated with attendance at Pensacola State College.

The Office of Student Job Services places students in these work assignments. The office is located in Building 6, Room 641 on the Pensacola Campus. For more information go to the Student Job Services webpage or call Student Job Services at 484-1654.

FWEP- Florida Work Experience Program

FWEP is a need-based program for eligible Florida citizens who are students. This work experience will complement and reinforce educational and career goals.

The Office of Student Job Services places students, who are Florida citizens, in these work assignments. The office is located in Building 6, Room 641 on the Pensacola Campus. For more information go to the Student Job Services webpage or call Student Job Services at 484-1654.

Know Your Financial Aid Responsibilities

grades, notifications,  standards, appeals

Maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP)

  • In order to receive Federal (Title IV) or State of Florida financial assistance a student must maintain Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FASAP) as defined below under “Monitoring Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress.”

Monitoring Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress

  • Each student will have his/her progress monitored beginning at the end of the first term of enrollment as a degree seeking student and at the end of each semester thereafter.
  • If the student has not met the “Require Standards” (see next section), he/she will be placed on Financial Aid Warning for one (1) semester.
  • If the student fails to regain the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress at the end of their warning semester their aid will be suspended.

Required Standards

  • Student must have completed a minimum of 67% of all credits attempted.
  • Successful grades for this policy are: A; B+; B; C+; C; D+; D; and P.
  • Additionally, each financial aid recipient must attain the following cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) based on the following:
Credit Hours Attempted  Min. Required GPA
1-24 1.50
25-45 1.75
46 or more  2.00
*Refer to the Grading Policy section of the College Catalog for an explanation of the cumulative GPA calculation

Maximum Time Frame

  • Students otherwise eligible for Federal or State financial aid and enrolled in an AA or AS degree program who have attempted more than 150% (110% for state aid) of the number of credit hours required in their program of study are ineligible for federal/state financial aid. Changes of programs do not extend eligibility beyond the 150% credit hour maximum.
  • Students otherwise eligible for Federal or State financial aid and enroll in an approved certificate program who have attempted more than 150% of the number of credit hours required to complete their program are considered to be making unsatisfactory academic progress. Changes of program do not extend eligibility beyond the 150% credit hour maximum.
  • Students otherwise eligible for Federal or State financial aid and enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program who have attempted more than 150% (110% for state aid) of the number of credit hours required in their baccalaureate program of study are considered to be making unsatisfactory academic progress and ineligible for federal/state financial aid. Changes of programs do not extend eligibility beyond the 150% credit hour maximum of 180 credit hours for baccalaureate degrees.

Developmental/Remedial Course Work

  • Required preparatory course work can be counted in determining a student’s enrollment for financial aid purposes. However, financial aid recipients are limited to a maximum of 30 semester hours of preparatory course work.

Financial Aid Appeal

Students who fail to maintain satisfactory academic progress will lose their eligibility for further participation in any Title IV or State Financial Aid Program. Students may file an appeal to request reinstatement of their financial aid eligibility if they meet certain criteria according to the following procedure:

Appeal Procedure The student must complete the Financial Aid Appeal Request Form. The student must clearly indicate the circumstances of his/her failure to meet the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress standards and must furnish specific dates, events and documentation to support the appeal. The student must clearly defend their change of circumstances which now support their ability to be successful in attaining Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress. Appeals submitted without specific dates, events or documentation will be denied. Only unanticipated and unavoidable circumstances will be considered in the appeal review. Such circumstances must be beyond the student’s control and directly responsible for the student’s failure to meet the required standards. The following are examples of circumstances that may be considered:

  • Serious illness/injury to the student
  • Serious illness/injury or death in the student’s immediate family
  • Change of employment or work schedule
  • Divorce or separation of student or parent
  • Any special circumstance of a unique and substantial nature

The completed appeal packet with attached documentation must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office located on either the Pensacola, Warrington or Milton Campus. If the appeal is granted the student will be required to meet certain conditions in order to continue their eligibility. If denied, the student may not reappeal during that current academic year.

Should the student disagree with the Appeal Committee decision and have substantive additional documentation that was previously not submitted, the student may request in writing that their appeal packet be forwarded to the Director of Financial Aid/Veteran Services/Scholarships for further consideration. The student must submit this request within 10 days of the date on their letter of denial and must provide additional substantive documentation for the circumstances that were beyond their control which caused their failure to meet the standards required for financial aid eligibility. The Director will notify the student in writing of their decision via PirateMail with a copy to their home of record on their college application.

The denial decision by the Director of Financial Aid/Veteran Services/Scholarships may be appealed by submitting a written notice of disagreement within 10 days of the date on their denial letter to the Director of Financial Aid/Veteran Services/Scholarships with the request that the student’s denied appeal paperwork be provided by the Director to the Vice President For Business Affairs. The decision of the Vice President For Business Affairs is final and is not appealable to the United States Department of Education.

The student should allow four (4) weeks for the appeal process to be completed and longer if the appeal is submitted during a period of registration.

You must notify the Records Office if you:

  • Change your address, phone number, and/or name.
  • Plan to withdraw or stop attending any or all classes.

You must notify the Financial Aid Office if you:

  • Plan to withdraw or stop attending any or all classes.
  • Choose to never attend a class for which you registered.

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How do I find out more about obtaining a Pell Grant?

A Pell grant is a federal grant for undergraduate students with financial need. Please visit the Federal Pell Grant Site for more information on the Pell Grant.

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. You must establish eligibility every year.
  2. Have a valid social security number.
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  3. Make application to Pensacola State College.
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  4. Be officially accepted to an approved program of study.
    Not all programs are eligible for federal and state financial aid.
  5. Take all required placement testing.
  6. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  7. Use Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA.
    Pensacola State FAFSA Code 001513
  8. Check your Pirate Mail and SpyGlass account regularly as this is the College’s primary form of communication with students.
  9. Check the status of your Student Aid Report (SAR).
  10. Get to know the types of awards and scholarships you may be eligible for: Grants, Scholarships, Loans.
  11. Know your Financial Aid responsibilities.

How do I get a grant to go to college?

You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at https://fafsa.ed.gov/ to establish eligibility for federal and state grants.

Is my financial aid renewed each academic year?

No. You must reapply each academic year.

What is an Expected Family Contribution (EFC)?

The financial and household information that you provide on your FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for federal student financial aid. The EFC is an estimate of your resources for college.

What happens if I withdraw from college or quit attending classes?

Prior to withdrawing, a student must contact the Financial Aid office. All students receiving federal financial aid are required to repay all or part of any grant or loan received when withdrawing from or abandoning their attendance in all courses prior to completing more than 60% of the term. The amount required to be repaid is determined by the amount of aid disbursed, the amount that could have been disbursed, and the percentage of the enrollment period the student completed. Students who withdraw or are withdrawn from courses after the end of schedule adjustment will be billed by the college for those hours and will be unable to register for any future term until their debt to the college is paid. All costs of collection including reasonable attorney fees will be the responsibility of the student.

Do I need to complete a separate application for all types of Financial Aid?

The FAFSA enables the college to consider you for PELL, SEOG, FSAG, and is the first step to determining college work study eligibility. For information on Direct Loan please view the Student Loans Tab on this page.

What is Pensacola State College's school code?

001513

What is the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT)?

Using the DRT on the FAFSA will ensure accuracy and prevent additional required documentation.

Must I enroll full-time to receive financial aid?

No. Your EFC and enrollment level determine Pell Eligibility. To be eligible for the FDLP (Direct Loan) and the Federal Work-Study, students must enroll at least half-time (6 credit hours) each semester.

How do I find out how much I owe on my federal student loans?

Please go to https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/ for information about federal student loans.

Who is eligible?

All financial aid is dependent upon the availability of federal, state, and local institutional resources. To be eligible for financial aid, a student must:

  • Be accepted as a Pensacola State College degree-seeking student taking courses required for their AA, AAS, AS, or baccalaureate degree program or be accepted as a Pensacola State College certificate-seeking student in an eligible Vocational Certificate Program.
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes (FASAP).
  • Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or an eligible noncitizen.
  • Not be in default on a prior student loan.
  • Not owe a repayment or overpayment of a Federal grant.
  • Not have a resisting financial obligation to Pensacola State College.
  • Be registered for Selective Service, if required.
  • Have a standard high school diploma or GED certificate.
  • Not have been convicted for sale or possession of illegal drugs during a term in which they received Title IV federal financial aid.

How will I receive my aid?

For details, go to the Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar.