Financial Assistance

Financial assistance is available to eligible students who need additional resources to meet college costs. A comprehensive assistance program, which includes on and off- campus employment, scholarships, grants and private loans, is available to qualified students. Most of PHCC’s financial aid programs are awarded to students based on financial need as determined by an analysis of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) completed by the students and/or parents. Assistance is awarded for one aid year only, but may be renewed yearly if need and enrollment continues and the student otherwise applies and qualifies. Applications may be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov (FAFSA website). Applications for mailing will need to be requested by phone at 1-800-433-3243.

Students must be admitted into an eligible curriculum in order to receive financial aid for that term. All curriculum change forms must be completed and turned into the PHCC Admissions Office prior to the first day of classes of the term.

Students must have a high school diploma or a GED, or be eligible for the ability to benefit to receive Title IV financial aid. Primary sources of assistance are provided by the federal government and include the following programs: Federal Pell Grant (PELL), Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and Federal Work Study Program (FWS). The Virginia Commonwealth Award (COMA), Virginia Guaranteed Assistance Program (VGAP) and Part-Time Tuition Assistance Program (PTAP) are available to Virginia residents. Applications completed and submitted to the financial aid office by June 1 will receive priority.