Financial Aid Office

Peninsula College participates in a broad range of financial aid programs designed to assist you if you are unable to meet college costs through other means. In determining any student's ability to contribute toward educational expenses, the college is required to use a uniform need-analysis system to determine eligibility for state and federal programs.

The Financial Aid Office is located in the Student Services (D) building. Assistance is available at Pirate Central during the hours the building is open.

Important changes to the FAFSA submission date:

Students will be able to file a 2017–18 FAFSA as early as Oct. 1, 2016, rather than beginning on Jan. 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will be a permanent change, enabling students to complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. (There is NO CHANGE to the 2016–17 schedule. The FAFSA became available January 1 as in previous years.)

Students will use earlier income information. Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students will be required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) will report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.

Students and their families will report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–2018 FAFSA, applicants (and possibly their parents) will report 2015 income and tax information, rather than 2016 income and tax information. This change will make the FAFSA easier because you will already have completed your taxes by the time you fill out the FAFSA,  for students (and parents) who have completed their taxes, the FAFSA will give you the ability to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). The DRT saves you from having to look up and manually enter certain information required on the FAFSA, saving on data entry error problems.

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