There are numerous financial resources available for students who attend Pikes Peak Community College. Students should start the process by applying online for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application will explain which tax return and income information students need for reference and federal tax returns may also be downloaded automatically if the student has filed an electronic tax return two weeks prior to doing the FAFSA. This application is available on the Internet at www.FAFSA.gov. If signed electronically, this process takes less than a week for the school to receive. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Applications for the next academic year (beginning in late August) were available January 2. To avoid delays, please complete the FAFSA and do so as soon as a decision is made to apply for admission to the College.
No other documentation is necessary until the U.S. Department of Education processes the request. If it is necessary for the school to request more information after the results have been received, notifications are made via the student’s college assigned email.
Students without a high school diploma or GED must prove Ability to Benefit (ATB) before they are eligible to receive financial aid. ATB can be met by taking and earning a passing score on the ATB test. Please contact the Testing Center to schedule your test. If the student has taken college credit and can provide a transcript, the Director of Financial Aid may waive the ATB requirement based on the classes completed and the grade earned.
To learn more about financial aid programs, how aid is distributed, student rights and responsibilities, or policies and procedures, please contact the Enrollment Services Center or review this information online at www.ppcc.edu.