Porterville College

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Financial Aid Department

The purpose of this Financial Aid site is to supply you with detailed information about financial aid at Porterville College. If you still have questions, be sure to ask members of the financial aid staff. We believe that no student should be denied access to the educational experience at Porterville College because of a lack of funds. We must work under federal and state regulations designed to supply funds to those who need them the most. To follow the regulations there is a series of questions that must be asked of you. Please be patient with the application process.

The Financial Aid process starts with the completion of the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information that you provide assists us in determining what you and/or your family should pay toward your educational expenses. Students must apply early to receive funds for the first day of classes. Feel free to come by the office if you have any questions regarding your application or financial aid. May you have a prosperous academic year!

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Important Notice: Please Read the Terms of Agreement for Porterville College Financial Aid
  • College Navigator is a free tool designed to help students, parents, high school counselors, and others get information about our college - such as programs offered, retention and graduation rates, prices, financial aid available, degrees awarded, and more.
  • Net Price Calculator will help you estimate the cost of attending Porterville College.

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Policy for Kern Community College District: Return of Title IV Funds

The College will determine the amount of federal financial aid a student has earned in accordance with federal law. Federal financial aid (“Title IV funds”) is awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire period for which the assistance is awarded.
When a student withdraws, the student may no longer be eligible for the full amount of Title IV funds that the student originally received.
Recipients of federal programs are subject to the Return of Title IV funds requirements. Students who receive federal financial aid and do not attend any classes will be required to repay all of the funds they have received to the college. Students who withdraw from all classes prior to completing more than 60% of the semester will have their financial aid eligibility recalculated based on the percentage of the semester completed and will be required to repay any unearned financial aid they have received. Failure to repay unearned funds could result in a hold on students account and loss of federal aid eligibility nationwide.
The Financial Aid Offices will run a report (RWRTIL4) every weekly to identify students who were paid Title IV funds and have completely withdrawn from school prior to the 60% enrollment period. This will ensure the college is in compliance of notifying the student within 30 days of official withdrawal. Official withdrawal is the date the student officially withdraws from class OR the last day of participation the instructor submits when dropping or assigning an F grade.
  • If a student drops courses or withdraws from all courses prior to the 60% date, the "Amount of Aid already disbursed" and the "Amount of Aid earned” according to the drop date will be determined. Aid award will be adjusted at the second disbursement to award student the remainder of award earned. If the student was determined to have been paid an overaward that cannot be reconciled in another disbursement, the student will be required to return funds to the school and/or the Department of Education. Students that owe the college or Department of Education will be sent a letter of notification. Failure to return funds by the due date stated on the letter will result in ineligibility to receive financial aid nationwide and/or a hold on student accounts preventing further registration.
  • If a student receives a withdrawal and/or Fs in all classes during a semester, it is assumed that the student did not actively participate in classes and the student may owe a repayment of aid based on the last day of attendance/participation submitted by the Instructor. Last day of attendance in online classes is submission of assignments, taking test or participating in discussions. Logging in does not qualify as active participation. Active participation in on ground classes is attendance in class. The college will notify the student of the overpayment and the student must repay the Financial Aid Office within the allowable 45 days to maintain eligibility for aid.
  • If the student overpayment is not paid within 45 days, the Financial Aid Office will forward a Student Overpayment Referral to the U.S. Department of Education and/or charge the student account.

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California College Promise Grant Application is available (formally known as BOG Fee Waiver)

This is an application to have your enrollment fees waived. For more information, please watch our informational video below or contact our offices.

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Student Consumer Information regulations, including the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) as amended by the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), require universities to provide access to certain information to enable students to make informed decisions as conscientious consumers. You can obtain the information on our website. 

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