The purpose of this Financial Aid Web 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. The process is not difficult if you read the instructions and ask questions. 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!
By accepting Financial Aid funds, you are stating that you have read, understand and will comply with the following Financial Aid Terms of Agreement and Satisfactory Academic Progress policies.
I have read and understand the Satisfactory Academic Progress polices listed below. I further understand that failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress may result in termination of future financial aid.
NOTE: All units attempted in the Kern Community College District (Bakersfield College, Cerro Coso College and Porterville College) will be used to determine satisfactory academic progress. All units from other institutions that are accepted for credit by KCCD will be used to determine satisfactory academic progress.
Failure to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress or comply with the Terms of Agreement listed above, will result in cancellation of my financial aid payments.
The mission of the Financial Aid Office (FAO) is to make higher education accessible for the Porterville College student body by: awarding and delivering federal, state and institutional need-based financial aid; partnering with other entities to recruit and retain a highly diverse student body; being committed to supporting the educational excellence of our students through the use of financial aid-related technology; and administering its aid programs in an efficient and fiscally responsible manner.