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2020-2021 College Catalog 
2020-2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Assistance

Financial Aid/Scholarships

General Information

PCC Financial Aid offers a full range of financial aid information and options. Financial assistance comes from federal, state, and institutional programs, as well as scholarships from private donors. The first step to applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

For additional information please visit our website at https://pima.edu/paying-for-college/financial-aid/index.html, view your MyPima financial aid tab, or visit a campus Student Service Center.

Federal and State Grant Programs

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.

For more information about the federal and state grant programs, please visit our website at https://www.pima.edu/paying-for-school/financial-aid/types-aid/grants.html.

Federal Work Study

Pima provides Federal Work Study (FWS) opportunities to eligible financial aid students. As an FWS employee, you have the prospect of working at a community service location or at a campus in an area related to your major or based on your interest. You can often reduce or avoid student loans by choosing to work in the Federal Work Study program.

For more information about the federal work-study opportunities, please visit our website at https://pima.edu/paying-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-aid/index.html.

Student Loans

Like any loan, a student loan must be paid back. PCC recommends students educate themselves about borrowing. The Department of Education provides financial awareness help to students in an effort to help students prevent excessive indebtedness and reduce loan default rates. By reducing student loan debt and default rates we can improve students’ lives and empower them for a strong financial future.

For more information about student loans at PCC please visit our website at https://pima.edu/paying-for-college/financial-aid/types-of-aid/loans.html.

PCC Scholarships

Pima Community College, the PCC Foundation and generous donors in our community and across the USA are ready to help you achieve your dreams through their scholarship programs.

For more information about scholarship opportunities please visit our scholarship website at https://pima.edu/paying-for-college/scholarships/index.html

To apply for scholarships go directly to Academic Works at pima.scholarshipuniverse.com.

Payment Plan

Payment Plans are available for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Some restrictions apply.

For more information, go to https://pima.edu/paying-for-college/paying-your-bill/payment-plan/index.html.

Military and Veterans Education Benefits

Pima Community College is approved by the Department of Defense (DoD), Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), and Department of Education (DoE) as a degree-granting institution for Tuition Assistance (TA) and VA Education Benefits. Students seeking to use their Veterans education benefits must apply for admission to PCC and contact the Military and Veterans Services Office to be assigned a Veteran Advisor. Veteran Advisors are located in the campus Student Service Centers and the Downtown Campus Veterans Center. Students seeking to use Tuition Assistance (TA) funding should contact a Military advisor located at Davis-Monthan AFB. TA students should complete a tuition assistance briefing by their unit Education Services Officer (ESO) prior to applying to Pima Community College.

Tuition Assistance (TA) and Veteran Benefit Recipients (VBRs) must select an approved program of study. Students must complete a MyDegreePlan planner with their assigned advisor each semester. Students will only receive TA or VA benefits for courses that are required for their program of study. VBRs must submit a Veteran’s Certification Worksheet to the Military and Veterans Services Office each semester to request certification of their courses.

Students are asked to promptly notify their Military or Veteran Advisor of any changes made to their schedules once the request to be certified has been submitted. Changes to certifications can affect TA or VA payments and may cause TA or VA debt.

  • For more information regarding VA education benefits, contact the Military and Veterans Services Office at 520-206-2266 or veterans@pima.edu
  • For more information regarding TA educational benefits, contact 520-206-4866 or dmec@pima.edu.

Commissions, bonuses, or other incentive payments based directly or indirectly on securing enrollments or federal financial aid (including TA and VA funds) are not provided to any persons or entities engaged in any student recruiting, admission activities, or making decisions regarding the award of student financial assistance.

Transfer of Previously Earned Credit

Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) require that all students receiving education benefits have their “prior military and/or college experience” evaluated for credit toward their program of study at Pima Community College. Students must have all official college and military transcripts sent to PCC for evaluation. Upon receipt of the transcripts, the College will evaluate them to determine what credit is eligible for acceptance at PCC.

Standards of Academic Progress for Veteran Benefit Recipients

Veteran Benefit Recipients Standards of Academic Progress may be found in the College Catalog under the Standards of Academic Progress for Credit Students section. Refer to page 27.

Additional VA Education Benefits

The VA Work-Study Program and Tutorial Assistance are programs that are available as part of the VA benefit for students who are eligible for VA education benefits and have completed the enrollment certification process. For information, contact the Military and Veterans Services Office at 520-206-2266 or veterans@pima.edu.

Harry W. Colmery Veterans Educational Assistance Act: Section 105

Effective August 1, 2018, the law requires the monthly housing allowance (MHA) under the Post-9/11 GI Bill® program to be calculated based on the zip code of the campus where the student physically attends the majority of classes.

PCC Training Site Location Zip Codes:

Desert Vista Campus 5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz Tucson, AZ 85706 

Downtown Campus 1255 N. Stone Ave. Tucson, AZ 85705 

East Campus 8181 E. Irvington Road Tucson, AZ 85730 

Northwest Campus 7600 N. Shannon Road Tucson, AZ 85741 

West Campus 2202 W. Anklam Road Tucson, AZ 85745 

Aviation Technology Center 7211 S. Park Ave. Tucson, AZ 85756 

Center for Transportation Training (Truck Driver Training site at Maintenance & Security) 6680 S. Country Club Road Tucson, AZ 85756 

Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Education Center 5355 E. Granite St. Building 2441, Suite 100 Tucson, AZ 85707-3011 

Public Safety and Emergency Services Institute - PCC 29th Street Coalition Center 4355 E. Calle Aurora Tucson, AZ 85711

PCC - Santa Cruz County 2021 N. Grand Ave., Nogales, AZ 85621

Student Veterans use the physical addresses only to calculate MHA for benefits purposes, and not for official correspondence. 

Mailing addresses for Pima Community College can be found on the can be found here .