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2018-2019

Financial Aid

General Requirements

To receive federal student aid, a student must:

•   Be a high school graduate or have an equivalency diploma

•   Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program at PCCC

•   Be registered with Selective Service (if a male between 18 and 25)

•   Have a valid Social Security number

•   Maintain satisfactory academic progress 

•   Be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or Permanent Resident. For additional information go to

studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/non-us-citizens

 

These are the basic qualifications for eligibility.  Additional information can be found at: studentaid.ed.gov/sa/eligibility/basic-criteria

All applicants must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) available at the Department of Education’s website.  Once the FAFSA is submitted, the application is reviewed by the central processing center of the Department of Education to determine if the student has defaulted on a federal or state student loan. The application is also reviewed to determine whether or not the student owes a refund to the federal financial aid program. Federal student aid can only be used for educational purposes. Students can only receive Financial Aid at one college, university or institution each semester.  Computer access and assistance with completing the FAFSA is available on the Paterson campus in the Enrollment Services Department which is located at 225 Market Street on the Paterson campus. 

All communication from the Financial Aid Office is sent via students PCCC e-mail.  It is the official form of communication for PCCC and students are responsible for checking their e-mail regularly.

Although the Financial Aid staff makes every effort to inform students of financial aid guidelines, the ultimate responsibility for complying with financial aid regulations falls on the applicant.

For more information on Federal Financial Aid please go to www.studentaid.ed.gov and www.hessa.org for information on New Jersey State financial aid including Tuition Aid Grants (TAG).

Financial aid awards (State and Federal) are based on need. Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid before June 1st.  Each year you will need to complete a new FAFSA and TAG application for the new academic year which begins every July 1st.  Additional Financial Aid information is also available on the College’s website at pccc.edu/prospective/paying-for-college/financial-aid.   You will find information regarding:

•   Required financial aid forms

•   Federal student loans (including Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN)

•   Verification process (for those selected)

•   Scholarships

•   Financial literacy information on how to manage your money

Students are responsible for tuition and fees once registered.  If it is determined that the student is ineligible for financial aid or if the financial aid awarded does not cover the total balance, the student is responsible for making payment arrangements with the Bursar for the outstanding amount. Tuition payment plans are available at the Bursar’s Office. 

 

Cost of Attendance for the 2018-2019 

Below are the estimated costs of attending PCCC for an average full-time student (12 credits) for one year (2 semesters). The total amount is used to determine financial aid awards based on the student’s eligibility index. Amounts are subject to change.

DEPENDENT

In-County

Out of County

Out of State

Tuition*

$ 3,024.00

$ 3,536.00 $ 6,048.00

General Fees

$ 1,032.00

$ 1,032.00

$ 1,032.00

Book & Supplies

$ 1,600.00

$ 1,600.00

$ 1,600.00

Housing & Meals

$ 4,961.00

$ 4,961.00

$ 4,961.00

Travel

$ 1,026.00

$ 1,026.00

$ 1,026.00

Miscellaneous

$ 1,000.00

$ 1,000.00

$ 1,000.00

TOTAL

$12,643.00

$14,155.00

$15,667.00

 

 

 

 

INDEPENDENT

In-County

Out of County

Out of State

Tuition*

$ 3,024.00

$ 4,536.00

$ 6,048.00

General Fees

$ 1,032.00

$ 1,032.00

$ 1,032.00

Book & Supplies

$ 1,600.00

$ 1,600.00

$ 1,600.00

Housing & Meals**

$13,500.00

$13,500.00

$13,500.00

Travel

$ 1,026.00

$ 1,026.00

$ 1,026.00

Miscellaneous

$ 1,000.00

$ 1,000.00

$ 1,000.00

TOTAL

$21,182.00

$22,694.00

$24,206.00

NOTES: *Tuition listed above is an annual estimated cost and based on 12 credit hours per semester

**Independent Housing & Meals estimate cost of $13,500.00 is broken down as follows: Housing $9,900.00 and Meals $3,600.00

Some course have additional fees which are found at the PCCC Bursar webpage.

Nursing Students:  the following courses have additional fees NUR 101, 102, 195, 201, 202, and 203. 

Radiography Students: the following courses have additional fees RA 101, 102, 103, 105, 106, 108, 110, 202, 203, 207 and 209.