How to Apply for Aid
At PC we have made the financial aid process a simple and straightforward one. It all starts with the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which is a standard form the federal government uses to determine how much your family can contribute to your educational expenses. After completing the FAFSA, we are able to determine the amount of aid you qualify for through federal, state, and PC grants and scholarships; low interest student/parent loans; and work-study.
Apply for admission to PC.
Complete the FAFSA, which is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov or from your high school guidance office or college financial aid office. High school students can submit the FAFSA after January 1 of the senior year.
(Note to South Carolina students: if you’re applying for the South Carolina Tuition Grant, you will have to submit the FAFSA on or before June 30th.)
Be sure to have the results of your FAFSA sent to Presbyterian College. PC’s FAFSA ID: 003445.
Watch your mailbox. Near the end of March, you should receive an award letter from PC listing the types of aid you are eligible to receive.
For all kinds of useful general financial aid resources, visit FinAid.org.
If you’re a parent of a college-bound child, the financial aid process can seem a bit overwhelming. Who’s considered the parent? Who do you include in household size? How do assets and tax filing fit into the process? Does this have to be done every year? Find answers for these questions and more here: Parents: Tips to Help Your Child Complete the 2016–17 FAFSA