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Financial Aid

There are several types of financial aid, including scholarships & grants that don't have to be paid back, and federal, state, and private loans that do require you to pay back what you borrow over time. Learn more about what financial aid is to understand which options are best for you.

Consult our financial aid checklist and follow the steps below to make the financial aid process as easy as possible.

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  • Financial Aid Deadlines

    Be on top of important Financial Aid deadlines to optimize your eligibility and get your award in place before the payment deadline.

    The Early Bird FAFSA Date for the 2015-2016 aid year is April 4, 2015. Submit your FAFSA by this date to have the most eligibility for limited funds.  Be sure to follow up with all requirements on your MyPima account to meet the Financial Aid Green Check Priority Date.  You can submit your FAFSA later in the year, but students who meet this FAFSA submission date will be considered for additional first-come, first-served funding based on their level of financial need.

    View the table below for the Green Check Priority Dates for each semester.  If you have all green checks by this date, we guarantee that we'll have your eligibility determined PRIOR to the payment deadline, with all aid awarded based on your enrollment and loan decision.  You get green checks by completing the red flag requirements on your MyPima Financial Aid tab.  You can always apply for financial aid after these deadlines; however, you will need to meet all tuition and fees payment deadlines until your financial aid eligibility is determined later in the semester.

    Important Dates

    Semester Green Check
    Priority Deadline*
    Payment Deadline
    Spring 2015 Oct. 1, 2014 Jan. 9, 2015
    Summer 2015 May 1, 2015 May 15, 2015
    Fall 2015  July 1, 2015 August 14, 2015

    *Approximate processing time after all application requirements are completed is currently 5-10 business days.

  • Apply for Aid

    First things first: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at fafsa.gov. Use Pima's FAFSA school code 007266

    Once you've completed your FAFSA, the Department of Education will send a copy of the results to you and another copy to Pima. We'll use your results, known as a Student Aid Report, to determine if you qualify for an aid package.

    Your financial aid package can be tracked along with other details of your student account online at MyPima. If we need more information to complete your aid package, we'll let you know on your MyPima Financial Aid tab and through MyPima email, so check your account regularly.

  • Manage Your Award

    After you apply for and accept your financial aid, you’ll have to manage your award.

    You can find all the information you need about your awards on the Financial Aid tab of your MyPima account.

  • Get a Campus Job

    Federal work study jobs are part-time jobs for students with financial need. Students earn money for education expenses while conducting community service or work related to their course of study.

    We've tried to answer all of your financial aid questions and you can always contact us for more help with your financial aid package.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Be on top of important Financial Aid deadlines to optimize your eligibility and get your award in place before the payment deadline.

The Early Bird FAFSA Date for the 2015-2016 aid year is April 4, 2015. Submit your FAFSA by this date to have the most eligibility for limited funds.  Be sure to follow up with all requirements on your MyPima account to meet the Financial Aid Green Check Priority Date.  You can submit your FAFSA later in the year, but students who meet this FAFSA submission date will be considered for additional first-come, first-served funding based on their level of financial need.

View the table below for the Green Check Priority Dates for each semester.  If you have all green checks by this date, we guarantee that we'll have your eligibility determined PRIOR to the payment deadline, with all aid awarded based on your enrollment and loan decision.  You get green checks by completing the red flag requirements on your MyPima Financial Aid tab.  You can always apply for financial aid after these deadlines; however, you will need to meet all tuition and fees payment deadlines until your financial aid eligibility is determined later in the semester.

Important Dates

Semester Green Check
Priority Deadline*
Payment Deadline
Spring 2015 Oct. 1, 2014 Jan. 9, 2015
Summer 2015 May 1, 2015 May 15, 2015
Fall 2015  July 1, 2015 August 14, 2015

*Approximate processing time after all application requirements are completed is currently 5-10 business days.

Apply for Aid

First things first: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at fafsa.gov. Use Pima's FAFSA school code 007266

Once you've completed your FAFSA, the Department of Education will send a copy of the results to you and another copy to Pima. We'll use your results, known as a Student Aid Report, to determine if you qualify for an aid package.

Your financial aid package can be tracked along with other details of your student account online at MyPima. If we need more information to complete your aid package, we'll let you know on your MyPima Financial Aid tab and through MyPima email, so check your account regularly.

Manage Your Award

After you apply for and accept your financial aid, you’ll have to manage your award.

You can find all the information you need about your awards on the Financial Aid tab of your MyPima account.

Get a Campus Job

Federal work study jobs are part-time jobs for students with financial need. Students earn money for education expenses while conducting community service or work related to their course of study.

We've tried to answer all of your financial aid questions and you can always contact us for more help with your financial aid package.