Applying for Financial Aid

Students must apply for financial aid each year by completing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Department of Education (DOE) makes the new FAFSA available after October 1. There is no fee to complete the FAFSA on the Department of Education (DOE) website. The Spanish language FAFSA is also available.

Student Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

  • Enroll as a regular student and be degree or certificate seeking in an eligible program of study.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as defined by the college.
  • Provide the PHSC Admission's Office with an official copy of the student's high school transcript or GED.
  • Transfer student information is available by visiting the PHSC Catalog and Student Handbook.
  • May only be funded for courses required for the current degree or certificate program. In addition, Federal Student Loan eligibility requires that students be enrolled at least half-time each semester in courses required by their program or certificate of study.

FAFSA Facts 

  • Complete the FAFSA each year.
  • All contributors, anyone who is required to provide information on a student’s FAFSA form, including the student, the student’s spouse, a biological or adoptive parent, or the parent’s spouse must create a FSA ID to complete and sign the FAFSA.
  • Be certain to enter correct Social Security number(s) on the application.
  • Add the PHSC school code 010652.
  • Prior, Prior Year (PPY). Beginning with the 2017-2018 award year, student and their families will provide income and tax information from the tax year one year earlier than has been used in the past. Therefore, the 2024-2025 FAFSA will collect information from the 2022 tax year. 
  • More financial aid process information is available through the PHSC Catalog and Student Handbook.