In order to be considered for the majority of PCOM's financial aid resources and federal student loans, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The basic eligibility criteria are:
Nucleus is PCOM’s online communication center for students. Your Financial Aid Checklist within Nucleus is your central hub for financial aid information. Use your Financial Aid Checklist within Nucleus to complete outstanding requirements, accept your financial aid awards, and view your estimated cost of attendance.
To access your Financial Aid Checklist:
Use the timeline below as a general guide for completing financial aid requirements.
Important notes when completing the FAFSA:
You must have three major requirements completed by March 15 in order to have priority consideration for PCOM's financial need and endowed scholarships:
*The March 15 date is for students admitted to their PCOM program prior to February 15. For students admitted to their PCOM program after February 15, refer to your Financial Aid Checklist within Nucleus to view your specific Scholarship Consideration Deadline for the FAFSA and PCOM Scholarship Application.
Around April 14 our office will award your initial financial aid package. You will receive an automated email from our office that will encourage you to:
If borrowing federal student loans, follow the instructions below to finalize your remaining requirements. Your student loans will not disburse to PCOM unless the below requirements are completed:
Federal Direct Stafford Unsubsidized Loan Requirements