The PCC School Code is 001261

Several of the Aid Applications require you to enter our school code, 001261, to ensure that the application is sent to PCC!

For most types of Financial Aid, the first place to start is by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Depending on your background and the type of aid you are seeking, there may be additional steps and applications you need to complete. Use the information below to help you correctly complete all the steps necessary to begin the process of receiving Financial Aid.


1. If you are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident, complete the FAFSA. Apply Now .

How to Submit the FAFSA

Submit Your Application

Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov to fill out the FAFSA and apply for financial aid.


When to Apply

The Priority Filing Period is January 1 to March 1

You should apply for financial aid as soon as possible each year that you plan to attend college. If you apply after the priority deadline (March 1), you will be considered for any remaining funds as of the date your application is received.


Tips for Filling Out Your FAFSA

  • PCC School Code - 001261

    Enter the code 001261 under the “School Selection” tab of the FAFSA to make sure your application is sent to PCC.

  • Before starting your FAFSA, get your and/or your parents’ personal information and tax information


    The FAFSA will ask you to enter both personal information and information on income and assets, so make sure you have this information ready. If you and/our your parents haven't filed their taxes yet, still complete your FAFSA and use last year's information to estimate. Once your filing is done, you can go back and update your information on your FAFSA.

  • FAFSA Assistance

    FAFSA assistance is available Monday and Wednesday from 8:00am to 6:00pm and Friday from 8:00am to 3:30pm. Please check in at the Office of Financial Aid for room location.

2. If you are NOT a US citizen or a permanent resident, complete the Dream Act Application. Apply Now

How to Complete the Dream Act

If you are not a US Citizen or permanent resident but meet AB 540 Criteria, you can still apply for and receive non-state funded scholarships to help pay for college.

Submit Your Application

Go to https://dream.csac.ca.gov/ to complete the Dream Application and apply for financial aid.

When to Apply

Priority Filing Period: January 1 to March 1

You should apply for financial aid as soon as possible each year that you plan to attend college. If you apply after the priority deadline (March 1), you will be considered for any remaining funds as of the date your application is received.

PCC School Code - 001261

Enter the code 001261 under the “School Selection” tab of the FAFSA to make sure your application is sent to PCC.

Learn more about the California Dream Act.


3 - Complete the Board of Governor's (BOG) Fee Waiver Application to Waive Your Enrollment Fees. BOGFW Application

Apply to the BOGFW

The BOG Fee Waiver will pay for your enrollment fees at PCC if you are eligible. Before applying, make sure you have read the eligibility requirements.

To apply download and complete the application here and turn it in to the financial aid office. 

Download BOGFW Application

4 - Apply for a merit-based an/or need-based scholarship

Looking for scholarships in addition to applying for financial aid? Visit the PCC Scholarships website to find scholarships you qualify for and apply!