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After Applying

What happens after I apply?

After a student applies for financial aid online with the FAFSA, a Student Aid Report (SAR) will be mailed to the student. The SAR indicates the EFC (Estimated Family Contribution). The Financial Aid Office receives your information submitted to the Department of Education electronically. Students are not required to submit their SAR's to the Financial Aid Office.

Students are awarded on a first come basis. A file must be completed and "verified" students are required to document all income information.  

What now must be determined is the actual educational need.  

Need is calculated using the following formula:

Cost of education:
Tuition and/or enrollment fees
Books and supplies
Room and Board
Personal Expenses
Transportation

Minus student/parent/spouse contribution:

  • This is the amount you are expected to contribute to your education, your estimated family contribution (EFC).

Equals your need:

  • This is the amount of funds in financial aid that the college is able to award a student in an academic year.  

Now that NEED is determined, what happens next?  

The aid package is the final step in an attempt to meet the student's eligibility with funds.


Check the status of your Financial Aid

Porterville College will receive your FAFSA information if PC is listed as one of the ten schools a student can list on an online FAFSA application. After receiving an electronic copy of your information, the PC Financial Aid Office will contact you with a letter requesting additional information in order to complete your financial aid file.

Students may also check the status of their Financial Aid Award by logging into InsidePC (red button, top-right corner of this web page), choosing Banner Self-Service from the MyBanWeb channel and then selecting Financial Aid. While logged in, students can apply for financial aid, view their financial aid status and eligibility, accept award letters and contact the PC Financial Aid Office.Are you wondering if your GPA has been received by the Commission? If you have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you can go on-line and check the status of your Cal Grant application by logging on to WebGrants for Students. This secure site will let you view the status of your Cal Grant application, your Chafee application, check your award status, update your address, view payment history or make a school change. This website is available at your convenience, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Check the status of your Cal Grant or CHAFEE Grant

WebGrants for Students Website

Are you wondering if your GPA has been received by the Commission? If you have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you can go on-line and check the status of your Cal Grant application by logging on to WebGrants for Students. This secure site will let you view the status of your Cal Grant application, your Chafee application, check your award status, update your address, view payment history or make a school change. This website is available at your convenience, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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