• Financial Aid/Scholarship Information

    A big piece of the college puzzle is financing your education.  The sites below are a combination of reference websites and actual sites where you apply for financial aid, such as the FAFSA.  You never know what aid you might qualify for, so we suggest that everyone apply through the FAFSA at the very least.  Spend a little time researching and applying for appropriate scholarships; even the smaller ones.  They all add up! 

    The Empowering Diversity Scholarship presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona and Fiesta Bowl was created to support Arizona minority students with their educational goals.  The scholarship is open to minority students living in Arizona, in their senior year of high school. Recipients will be awarded a $5,000 grant with additional support services provided by Be A Leader Foundation or Education Forward Arizona for their pursuit of higher education. Students must plan to attend an Arizona post-secondary institution.

    Please see the link below for more information and to apply.  The application is due April 28th by 6:00 p.m..



    PimaJTED Foundation Student Scholarships

    The online applications for student scholarships are LIVE.  They are due on APRIL 15, 2022.  Applications Link: https://www.pimajted.foundation/student-application-2/

    Pima Community College Summer Tuition Award

    Are you a high school senior with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and want to start at PCC this summer?  This award will pay the tuition cost for up to 12 credits!  Click  HERE for more information on tuition award amount, requirements and more!!  Deadline to apply: May 13, 2022.

    Students who are residents of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.

    Please use the link below to find out more about the WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) program and the schools involved.

    Western Undergraduate Exchange 

    Websites to help with your scholarship search and financial aid applications:

    • FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    • FSA ID - register for your electronic signature
    • FAFSA4caster - FAFSA4caster will help you understand your options for paying for college.  Find it   on the lower right corner of the FAFSA website.
    • StudentAid.gov - An informational website from the US Department of Education on all things Financial Aid.
    • Another resource with step-by-step directions for the FAFSA that opened on October 1, 2018: https://www.nitrocollege.com/fafsa-guide

           CSS Profile - Nonfederal Financial Aid Application, may be requested as a supplement to the FAFSA


    • AZCIS - AZ Career Information System has a list of scholarships under the Education tab Some are just for Arizona residents!
    • Cappex - Scholarship Information and Search
    • College Greenlight - College and Scholarship Searches
    • CollegeNet - Financial Aid Guide / College Information
    • CollegeBoard Scholarships - Scholarship Information
    • Fastweb - Scholarship Search
    • Federal Student Aid - The office of Federal Student Aid provides publications, fact sheets, online tools, and other resources to help you prepare and pay for college or career school.
    • FinAid - Guide to Financial Aid and Scholarship Search
    • NextStudent - Scholarship Search - Formerly Scholarships101
    • RaiseMe - Students create a portfolio of accomplishments to become eligible for micro-scholarships with partner colleges
    • Scholarships.com - Scholarship Search
    • StudentScholarships - Scholarship Search
    • Unigo - Search for colleges and scholarships
    • Zinch - College and Scholarship Search – part of Chegg.com




    Homeless or unaccompanied youth are eligible for aid.  Contact the district's McKinney-Vento Liason for the form you will need to document your status.  The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth publishes FAFSA Tips for Unaccompanied Youth that will answer many questions. 


    Students in Foster Care can establish an account for Foster Care to Success and get more information about scholarships available to them.


    Dreamer and DACA students may be eligible for some private scholarships and some schools have established guidelines regarding how these students are considered in regard to being classified as in-state students for tuition purposes.  Please check the university's or college's websites for specific information on each school.  A resource for you to check out is Scholarships a-z.  They work with Dreamer and DACA students and have a wealth of information for you.

Last Modified on May 3, 2022