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Pima County Community College District Board Policy

Board Policy Title:  Financial Aid
Board Policy Number:  BP-3503
Adoption Date: 12/27/80
Revision Date(s): 1/5/00
Review Date(s):   10/29/14
Schedule for Review& Update:  Every three years
Unit Responsible for Review & Update:  Office of the Provost
Sponsoring Unit/Department:  Office of the Provost
Motion Number:  4054
Legal Reference:  Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
34 CFR Part 600 - Institutional Eligibility
34 CFR Part 668 - General Provisions
34 CFR Part 674, 675, 676 - Campus-based Programs
34 CFR Part 682 - FFEL Programs
34 CFR Part 690 - Federal Pell Grant
34 CFR Part 600 - State Student Incentive Grant
Cross Reference:    Grading, BP-3108; Student Attendance and Participation, BP-3103         

Pima Community College shall participate in financial aid programs to assist students in paying for their education.  Students must make application for Financial Aid by annually completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and other documents designated by the College.  The granting of financial aid is contingent upon:

1)    the authorization and appropriation of funds by the federal government or granting agency;
2)    the student’s eligibility status to receive such funding;
3)    the College’s receipt of the anticipated funding from the grantor; and
4)    compliance with any changes and/or documents required to verify the student’s eligibility status. 
The College shall administer counseling and advising services to help students make informed decisions about financing their education and the responsibilities associated with certain financial aid, including loans.  The College shall make available consumer information, policies, and disclosures as required under the Higher Education Opportunity Act and other legislation.  In administering its Financial Aid program, the College shall establish and follow policies and guidelines to ensure that all operations abide by all applicable federal, state and local regulations and requirements.