financial aid

‘Poor communication’ in financial aid process leaves student upset

April 6, 2017

By BRIANNA HERNANDEZ Like many Pima Community College students, Mathew Merriman relies on the PCC financial aid department to provide reassurance and assistance for his financial aid disbursement. Merriman had ongoing issues with his financial aid since January. The problems were resolved in late March. He began contacting the PCC financial aid department in January […]

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Audit forces attendance changes

January 29, 2015

By JAMIE VERWYS Pima Community College has adopted new attendance tracking procedures after the U.S. Department of Education found the school in violation of federal rules. In an email to Pima employees on Jan. 21, Chancellor Lee Lambert said that all deficiencies addressed in the review have been corrected, and the college will continue to […]

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Pima financial aid a true horror story

October 16, 2014

BY ALEX FRUECHTENICHT Students like myself are in need of aid. Financial aid to be exact, as I can’t pay for my schooling out of my own pocket.  Thankfully all Pima Community College campuses have financial aid advisors who can help students like you and me.  Wrong.  Many students, myself included, have several things they’d […]

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EDITORIAL: Financial aid must consider students first

September 19, 2013

The purpose of financial aid is to make it possible for almost anybody to attend college, regardless of socioeconomic status. Unfortunately, confusion is widespread among students seeking financial aid through Pima Community College. The college has to do a better job of keeping students informed. This semester, PCC set the early registration payment deadline to […]

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Financial aid changes catch some unaware

September 5, 2013

By ANDREW PAXTON  and COLE POTWARDOWSKI Each year, Pima Community College students like April May Ramey use financial aid to pay for tuition, books and other expenses, but many are unaware of the annual fiscal changes that take place every July 1. Ramey is entering her final semester at Pima. She is currently the president […]

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Pima campus coverage

September 27, 2012

CAMPUS COVERAGE   DESERT VISTA Food drive continues   A canned food drive for the Community Food Bank will continue until Nov. 16. Anyone interested in donating may bring canned foods to the Student Life Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.   A car wash will be held at the Fitness Center on Sept. […]

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