Financial Aid

  • Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to helping students and families reach educational and career goals through the various financial aid programs available at Pearl River Community College.

Financial Aid helps student and their families pay for college and is available through a variety of federal, state and institutional programs. Students may receive assistance through scholarships, grants, loans, and/or part-time employment.

CONTACT US

Office Hours

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Call us at (601) 403-1000

Fax Your Documents
(601) 403-1036

Visit Us

Pearl River Community College
Office of Financial Aid
1st Floor, Administration Building
101 Highway 11 North, P.O. Box 5120
Poplarville, MS 39470

Applying for
Financial Aid

step 1

Apply for
ADMISSION

Financial aid applicants must complete all requirements for admission and be regularly admitted as a certificate or degree seeking student to receive federal and state financial assistance. Transfer students must submit transcripts from all previously attended institutions, including colleges or universities where they may have registered for classes but withdrew prior to completing coursework.

Please note: students who are in high school and enrolled in dual enrollment/dual credit courses or in the Middle College program are not eligible for federal financial aid.

step 2

Apply for AID
(Federal School Code is 002430)

Create an FSA ID at studentaid.gov before completing the FAFSA.  This ID serves as your electronic signature for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application and allows you access to your personal federal student aid information. Dependent students will also need to have at least one parent obtain an FSA ID for their electronic signature on the FAFSA.

step 3

Monitor
IMPORTANT DATES

Complete the FAFSA for the appropriate school year beginning as early as October 1.  PRCC’s priority deadline for completing the FAFSA is June 1.

step 4
Once your FAFSA has been processed, you will receive an email from the U.S. Department of Education with your Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR confirms the information you reported on your FAFSA and the information will be sent to PRCC.
Step 5
After your FAFSA is received, PRCC may send you notification via e-mail and your RiverGuide account to request additional documentation. Please submit requested documentation within two (2) weeks of receipt of the notification to ensure your financial aid award is processed in a timely manner.  Be sure to continually check your RiverGuide account and e-mail for communication from the Office of Financial Aid.
Step 6
After your financial aid documentation has been submitted and reviewed by PRCC, you may receive notification via e-mail and your RiverGuide account requesting additional documentation or notice of an award offer. The award offer will indicate the amount and type of your financial aid award.

FAQ

Pearl River Community College is required under federal regulations to establish minimum standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) to determine a student’s eligibility to receive federal Title IV student aid for their chosen program of study. To maintain student aid eligibility, a student must progress satisfactorily toward completing a degree or certificate in a chosen academic or career/technical program. 

Click here to learn more.

Pearl River Community College (PRCC) is committed to promoting student success through responsible student loan borrowing. Student loans are borrowed money that has to be repaid, with interest, to the U.S. Department of Education. 

Loans are automatically included in a student’s financial aid package, but must be accepted through RiverGuide.  Please click here for a helpful guide on how to accept your loans and complete the requirements for Loan Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note.  

If you need to make changes to your student loans, there is a form in RiverGuide to request a loan revision. On the form, you have the option to increase or decrease your loan amount, cancel your loan, or request the loans to be re-offered to you if they were previously declined. Instructions on where to find the form in RiverGuide can be found here.

Yes! In most cases, you can use scholarship money to buy your books.

You can apply for a Pell Grant at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The school code for PRCC is 002430.

Students will find the Foundation Scholarship application in Wildcat Web located in their RiverGuide account.

ACT scholarships will automatically be applied to qualifying students’ accounts. Visit the Academic Scholarships page for more information. 

You must contact your high school guidance counselor. They will be required to verify your eligibility.