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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Basics:

En Español

PVCC Federal School Code 026236

Note: Classes that do not span the entire length of the semester (approximately 16 weeks) could affect your financial aid eligibility (i.e., amounts, disbursement dates, eligibility, etc.)

* Paradise Valley Community College does not certify Parent Plus Loans or Private Student Loans


Financial Aid TV for First-time FAFSA Filers:

Financial Aid TV for FAFSA Renewal filers:

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). PVCC's school code is 026236.

Please allow 5-7 business days for receipt of your application. Be sure to follow up by checking your To Do List and Message Center in your Student Center.


Summer Financial Aid Eligibility

Your maximum financial aid eligibility for an award year is the equivalent of two full time semesters for fall, spring, and summer.
A full time semester is a total or 12 or more credit hours.

You may have remaining Pell Grant eligibility for the summer if:

  • You have not attended two full time semesters equaling  24 credit hours or more in fall and spring semester

Use our FA enrollment calculator to determine your Pell grant eligibility.

Financial Aid Eligibility Calculator
Maximum Pell grant eligibility is two full time semesters which is equivalent to 100% per year and inclusive of fall, spring, and summer.

If you have not attended two full time semesters totaling 100% eligibility during the fall and spring, you could have remaining financial aid Pell grant eligibility to apply towards summer classes.

Note: All eligibility standards apply, e.g. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), minimum 6 credit hours for loans.

To calculate your remaining summer eligibility enter your semester hours in the “Enter your semester enrollment”




Full time

9 to 11

3/4 time

6 to 8

1/2 time

1 to 5

less than 1/2 time

Enter your number of credits funded per semester





Summer Eligibility Remaining:  

You may have remaining Direct Loan eligibility for the summer if:

  • You did not borrow your academic year eligibility in prior semester &
  • Minimum enrollment of 6 credit hours

Maximum yearly loan eligibility:

Dependent Students

  • $3500 Subsidized
  • $4500 Subsidized (Second Year Student)
  • $2000 Unsubsidized

Independent Students

  • $3500 Subsidized
  • $4500 Subsidized (Second Year Student)
  • $6000 Unsubsidized

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

  • Eligibility for financial aid funding for summer classes are subject to SAP review.  SAP will be reviewed upon conclusion of the spring 2014 semester after the posting of grades. 
  • Any student awarded financial aid for summer session that fails to meet SAP at the end of the spring semester could potentially have their summer financial aid cancelled and be responsible for full payment.

**SAP Policy

Road to success for summer sessions!
Summer sessions are fast track courses that are offered in a condensed format.   These classes require the equivalent amount of course work and studying as 16 week courses.
Note: Courses available vary from 5 week to 10 week sessions

Direct Student Loans

Book Advance

  • Book Advance information was placed on the login page, listed under Paying for College on the left hand side of the screen at
  • Book Advance options are found in your Student Services Center under the Finance Section.
  • To receive a Book Advance you must have an actual award greater than your charges. Some awards may not be eligible for a Book Advance.
  • Review your "Opt In" or "Opt Out" choices to ensure it reflects the correct status. If no action is taken a Book Advance may not be issued.
  • If you choose to "Opt In" your Book Advance monies will be disbursed as early as 10 business days prior to the start of your first class.
  • Book Advances will be issued through the Maricopa Student Refund Program (MSRP). Debit card or direct deposit options are the fastest ways to receive our advance.

Financial aid workshops

Whether you are new to the financial aid process or need help with specific questions related to financial aid; the PVCC Financial Aid Workshop is for you!  Workshops provide FREE resources and information to all students to help them plan and apply for their college education.

No pre-registration required!

Topics covered in the workshops:

·      Learn about the Five (5) Basic Steps to Financial Aid

·      Learn about deadlines and important dates

·      Learn how to navigate your Student Service Center

·      Get help from financial aid professionals to complete and file your FAFSA

·      Get help with next steps after completing the FAFSA:

o   Verification

o   Understand how to read your award letter and accept awards

o   Understand how to get set up for aid disbursement  

·      Learn about maintaining your eligibility for financial aid - Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

·      Learn about Scholarships



Workshop Location

Workshop Dates

Workshop Time


Spring 2016


E building- Computer Commons

Tuesdays: Room E140

Wednesdays: Room E152


Tuesdays and Wednesdays

(February 2 - May 11)



Tuesday: 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Wednesday: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Summer 2016


E Building (room may vary)






Important Dates in Financial Aid


Summer 2016

 Fall 2016

Spring 2017

Summer 2017

Tuition Due Date

35 days prior to start date of each course

35 days prior to start date of each course

35 days prior to start date of each course

35 days prior to start date of each course

Financial Aid Complete File Date*

April 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

November 1, 2017

April 1, 2017

FA Book Advances Begins

May 18, 2016

August 9, 2016

January 4, 2017

May 17, 2017

Class Start Date

May 31, 2016

August 20, 2016

January 14, 2017

May 30, 2017

Consortium Agreements Due

June 2, 2016

August 30, 2016

January 24, 206

June 2, 2017

SAP/MTF Appeal Deadline ***    

June 9, 2016

October 14, 2016

March 10, 2017


Pell Census Date**

June 2, 2016

August 30, 2016

January 24, 2017

June 2, 2017

Financial Aid Disbursements Start

June 7, 2016

September 1, 2016

January 26, 2017

June 6, 2017

Financial Aid Disbursements for Late Start Classes

5-7 business days after first class start date

5-7 business days after first class start date

5-7 business days after first class start date

5-7 business days after first class start date

Last Day of Semester

August 4, 2016

December 16, 2016

May 12, 2017

August 3, 2017

*Students who appear to be eligible for federal aid and have a complete FAFSA application and supporting documents:

  • may qualify to have their tuition due date extended
  • may be considered for a book advance

Students who complete their financial aid file after the Complete File Date will still be considered for financial aid but must pay their tuition by their due date or sign up for the e-Cashier Payment Plan to avoid being dropped from classes for non-payment.

**Pell awards offered prior to the census date will not be increased for any credits added after the census date.

*** Last day to submit Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeals and Maximum Timeframe Appeals.  Requests submitted after this date will be considered for the following semester.


Student SuccessFinancial Aid tools
Scholarship Nuts&Bolts - pdf 
SAP Workshop
FAFSA Español

Net Price Calculator — estimated, total annual cost for you to attend Paradise Valley
Loan Repayment Calculators - Learn more about the different repayment plans available.

Contact Us

Kranitz Student Center
Tel: 1-855-622-2332
Fax: (602) 787-7105
**All emails requesting specific account information
must be sent from an official student email address.
Please include your name and student ID number.**

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