PCOM understands that many of our students have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. In order to help these students, PCOM is distributing student emergency funds (SEF) to assist students with their finances.
Through funding made available by donors and federal assistance, PCOM is proud to offer two separate funds to help students who have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal for both of these funds is to provide support so students may continue their education during these unforeseeable circumstances.Apply for Emergency Funding
We ask students to self-identify if they have incurred expenses. The process for applying for emergency aid is as follows:
Review fund details including amounts, eligibility and disclosures.
Through funding made available by generous donors, PCOM is able to provide students relief who have expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and child care).
Funds are provided by PCOM through donors, alumni and other contributions.
Up to $1,000 per student.
In order to receive funding from this source, students may not need to be Title IV eligible.
This fund is considered financial aid and counts towards a student's cost of attendance when awarded.
56 students have been awarded and $46,274 has been disbursed as of May 15, 2020.
On April 16, 2020, as part of the Federal CARES Act, PCOM signed and returned to the Department of Education the Certification and Agreement under section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide emergency financial aid grants to students. Of the $863,192 PCOM receives, half of the funds, $431,596, are mandated to be given to Title IV-eligible students. PCOM has approximately 2,585 currently enrolled students who are eligible for Title IV funding and could potentially be eligible for funds if they are affected by COVID-19.
U.S. Department of Education
Up to $1,000 at a time.
In order to receive funding, the student must be Title IV eligible (preferably a FAFSA is on file for the 2019-2020 academic year).
This fund does not count toward a student's cost of attendance when awarded.
260 students have been awarded and $206,966 has been disbursed as of May 15, 2020.
These funds are not designed to be used for routine expenses or as a supplement to a student’s educational funding sources. Students who are experiencing long-term financial hardships due to a change in circumstances should contact their respective financial aid office to discuss a financial aid appeal.