Important: Financial Aid Award for 2020-2021
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.
The 2020–21 FAFSA Is Now Available
The 2020–21 FAFSA was made available October 1, 2019.
It is for the academic year starting Summer 2020, and extending through Spring of 2021. Students applying for financial aid for Spring quarter of 2020 should complete the 2019-20 FAFSA before starting the 2020-21 FAFSA. For Financial Aid Deadlines, click here.
Complete your financial aid file.
Once the FAFSA is filed and Peninsula College receives it, students will be notified via email and must complete their financial aid file by submitting any required documents listed in their student financial aid Portal: http://www.pencol.edu/financial/student-financial-aid-portal
Please note that starting with the 2020-21 academic year and 2020-21 FAFSA, students will be directed to a new site to access their financial aid status and required documents. Since 2020-21 financial aid applications (FAFSAs) will be downloaded into the new ctcLink system, 2020-21 financial aid info will not be made available in the old financial aid Portal link given above.
Exciting Changes to the WA State Need Grant (SNG) for WA Students:
New Name: The WA State Need Grant will become the WA College Grant, beginning academic year 2020-21. Peninsula College will transition the name from WA SNG to WA College Grant throughout the 2019-20 academic year on applicable webpages and documents.
Guaranteed Funds and Increased Eligibility: The Workforce Education Investment Act (HB 2158) passed in the 2019 Legislature creates guaranteed funding for all students eligible for the WA College Grant (formerly State Need Grant) beginning in the 2020-21 academic year. With increased funding in 2019-20, an additional one third of the previously unawarded but eligible students, approximately 6,000 students, will be served (awarded funds for which they are eligible.) In the 2020-21 academic year all eligible students will be served, including an expansion to income eligibility. The program will be expanded by increasing the eligibility threshold of family income reported on the FAFSA. This means that some students with a higher family income then previously allowed for will be eligible for some prorated grant funds.