How to Apply

  • Complete all requirements for admission to Pearl River Community College. All financial aid applicants must be regularly admitted to PRCC and must be seeking a certificate or degree from this institution to receive any form of federal financial assistance. The Admissions Office on any of the three campuses has the forms and information required for admission to the institution.
    (IMPORTANT NOTE: Transfer students must submit transcripts for all previously attended institutions, including colleges or universities where they may have registered for classes but withdrew prior to completing coursework.)
  • The “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” or FAFSA, should be completed online at The school code for PRCC is 002430 and should be included on your FAFSA so that PRCC can access your information. Students need to allow 7-10 business days for delivery of their electronic Student Aid Report, or SAR, to the Office of Financial Aid at PRCC from the U.S. Department of Education following submission of the FAFSA. This report is required for determination of eligibility for all federal aid programs, including grants, work-study, and student loans. Financial aid is awarded on an academic year basis (August to August), and students must reapply for federal, state, and institutional, if applicable, financial aid each year.