Congratulations on applying for Financial Aid! At any time, you can log in to your LancerPoint account to check the status of your financial aid application. Additionally, use the information below to stay informed on the application review and award notification process.


1 - The Student Aid Report

Approximately 72 hours after you submit the online FAFSA, the federal processor will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR summarizes the information you provided on the FAFSA. Before making corrections, we recommend you speak with a Financial Aid Office representative for assistance.


2 - Application Review

Your FAFSA will then be sent electronically to PCC, and we will review it. If you are missing any documents, we will notify you through your LancerPoint. Make sure you complete and return the required document(s) to the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible. You should submit all documents at the same time.


3 - Award Notification

The application reviewing process typically takes four to six weeks to complete. Once the review is complete, your preliminary financial aid is awarded. A preliminary award is an award that you may be eligible for that appears on your LancerPoint.

Preliminary awards may change due to student academic progress standards, and/or enrollment, therefore you may not receive the award amount that was originally posted.

Financial aid awards are subject to the availability of federal and state funds, your enrollment status at Pasadena City College (PCC) and your meeting all financial aid eligibility criteria. It is critical to notify the Office of Financial Aid of any of the following changes:

  • Changes in your contact information such as a name or address
  • A change in your state residency status.
  • If you receive other types of financial assistance such as Veteran's Benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Assistance or scholarships,

4 - Special Types of Award Notification

If you received a Federal Work Study offer you will need to 'accept' the award on your LancerPoint. Once that is complete, contact the Office of Financial Aid to request job placement within two weeks of receiving the notification as funds are limited.