What is the FAFSA?

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Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). In order to complete this application you (and your parents, if you are a dependent student) will need to apply for a FSA ID. You will need to list PC's school code 001078 on your FAFSA application.

Create your FSA ID

Your FSA ID is the username and password you create to complete, sign and access your FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Parents of dependent students will need to create their own FSA ID so they can sign the parent portion of the FAFSA.

IMPORTANT: Do not forget your FSA IS or your FSA ID password. We cannot reset or recover them for you.

Ensure you're admitted to PC before beginning this process.

Complete the FAFSA using your FSA ID

Before you start the FAFSA gather the following information:


2019-20 FAFSA on the Web Worksheet (PDF)


Complete FAFSA


if you plan to attend college from: You will submit this FAFSA You can submit the FAFSA from: Using income and tax info from:
Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020 2019-2020 Oct 1, 2018 – Jun 30, 2020 2017
Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021 2020-2021 Oct 1, 2019 – Jun 30, 2021 2018

Next Steps

You may need to submit additional documentation after the submission of your FAFSA. If anything is needed, we will post it on your To Do List. All items listed on your To Do List must be submitted by the complete file date. Applications received after the complete file date will still be considered for aid, but you may not be awarded aid until after the start of the semester.

Students who complete the FAFSA and submit all requested follow-up paperwork after the complete file date should be prepared to use their own funds to pay their tuition and fees prior to the payment deadline. Students can set up a payment plan and should be prepared to make all payments while their financial aid application is being processed.

To find out where your application stands, check on your status.