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Financial Aid Grants

Grants do not have to be repaid as long as you complete the courses you were paid to attend. If you do not start or complete your course(s) you may have to pay these funds back. All grants are awarded based on your FAFSA information.  

  • Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree.
  • In some cases, a student enrolled in a post baccalaureate teacher certification program can receive a Federal Pell Grant.
  • Awards are prorated depending on level of need as determined by the Department of Education. Award amounts (see 2020-2021 Pell table and 2021-2022 Pell table) will also vary depending on the number of credits the recipient is enrolled in. 
  • You can receive the Pell grant for no more than 12 full-time semesters or roughly 6 years (600% Pell Lifetime Eligibility). PCC will notify you when you are getting close to this limit. The PCC Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility. No additional applications are necessary.
  • NEW for summer! Students may be eligible for additional funding if they attend at least half-time (6 credits) in the summer.  Learn more from this video or speak with any financial aid representative. 

Learn more about Pell Grants

Federal Supplement Educational Opportunity Grant

  • This grant program is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. 
  • Pell-eligible students with the lowest expected family contributions (EFCs) will be considered first for a FSEOG.
  • At PCC, this means students with a zero EFC enrolled at full-time (12+ credits) are awarded first. Students can get up to $1000 per year ($500 per semester if enrolled full-time) and are pro-rated based on your actual enrollment ((12+ credits = $500, 9-11 credits = $375, 6-8 credits = $250, and 1-5 credits = $125). The PCC Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility. 
  • No additional applications are necessary. Funds are extremely limited so we suggest you complete your FAFSA early.

Learn more about Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants

AZ Leveraging Education Aid Partnership Grant

  • This grant program is funded through contributions from the state of Arizona and Pima Community College.  This grant especially helps students who have zero Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to their college costs.
  • Recipients are Arizona residents who are enrolled in at courses totally 6 credit hours and are eligible for the Pell Grant.
  • At PCC, Arizona residents who are enrolled full-time (12 credits) with a zero EFC are awarded first. Students can get up to $1000 per year ($500 per semester if enrolled full-time) and are pro-rated based on actual enrollment (12+ credits = $500, 9-11 credits = $375, 6-8 credits = $250, and 1-5 credits = $125). The PCC Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility. 
  • No additional applications are necessary. Funds are extremely limited so we suggest you complete your FAFSA early!

Learn more about AZ Leveraging Educational Aid Partnership Grants

Health Profession Opportunity Grant

  • The HPOG HOPES Program trains low-income eligible students for careers in high-demand healthcare fields. 
  • The program is funded by a Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG)  from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The dollar amount varies per student and can only be applied toward tuition. 

Learn more about HPOG HOPES, including how to apply.

  • Arizona has two educational support programs for foster youth. 
  • The Arizona Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program which can provide youth who are or were in U.S. foster care up to $5,000 a year for qualified school-related expenses.
  • The Arizona Tuition Waiver is available to foster youth and former foster youth attending Arizona public community colleges and four-year colleges and universities.  The amount awarded is based on the school’s tuition rate.
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