Pearl River offers Financial Aid Counseling to Incoming Students

September 5, 2023

Pearl River Community College has launched a new initiative to empower incoming freshmen to navigate their financial aid options confidently. The college’s Office of Financial Aid is offering individualized financial aid counseling appointments, ensuring students have a comprehensive understanding of the financial aid process and available payment options. 

Starting immediately and continuing into the fall semester, the personalized financial aid counseling appointments are designed to equip students with the knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions about funding their college education. 
“We are so excited to provide tailored support to our new freshman and give them the individualized attention that they need to successfully navigate the financial aid process, which can be very complicated and confusing,” said Director of Financial Aid Jaime Missimer.  

Student and Counselor meet about financial aid

“We have received positive feedback from students who have already completed their counseling sessions, as they now feel more comfortable with the process and have a better understanding of their financial aid resources.”  

Students who are incoming freshmen at Pearl River enrolled full-time (15 credit hours) are eligible to use the service. Students are encouraged to complete their financial aid counseling session before the spring semester. 

Appointments can be scheduled online through RiverGuide, the college’s comprehensive student portal. By clicking on the “Financial Aid” section and then accessing the “Financial Aid Counseling Appointment” link within their requirements list, students can secure a one-on-one session with a skilled financial aid counselor. In-person appointments are available on the Poplarville Campus throughout the week and on Wednesdays at the Forrest County Campus. For those seeking flexibility, the Office of Financial Aid also offers virtual appointments via Zoom. 

For more information about Pearl River Community College’s financial aid counseling services and to schedule an appointment, please visit or contact the Office of Financial Aid at or (601) 403-1000

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Article and photography by Laura O’Neill.

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