Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Financial Aid Forms

The Office of Financial Aid is dedicated to helping students and families reach educational and career goals through the various financial aid programs available at Pearl River Community College.  Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college and is available through a variety of federal, state and institutional programs.  Students may receive assistance through scholarships, grants, loans, and/or part-time employment.  

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The 2021-2022 FAFSA is online at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa.  Students planning to attend PRCC beginning the Fall 2021 semester should complete this application.

The 2020-2021 FAFSA will continue to be used for the Summer 2021 semester.  The deadline to complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA was June 30, 2021.

The Summer Financial Aid Application is currently available in RiverGuide.  Click here for instructions on how to complete the application.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING AID FOR THE 2021-2022 AID YEAR

  • Loans have now been offered to eligible students for the 2021-2022 aid year.  Click here for detailed instructions on how to review your loan offer.
  • Scholarships are being awarded throughout the summer.  For faster academic scholarship processing, please ensure your Admissions file is complete and you have completed all financial aid requirements.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING AUTHORIZED AID FOR FALL 2021

All forms of aid have been authorized for Fall 2021, but you cannot see authorized aid on the RiverGuide home page.    

To see your authorized financial aid for any semester:

  • Click on the "Wildcat Web" icon at the top of the RiverGuide home page
  • Click on the link "My Account by Term"
  • Select the term you want to view
  • You will then be able to see both your semester charges and your authorized financial aid so that you can determine if your financial aid covers your bill
  • If "Current Due net of Authorized Financial Aid" has an amount listed, you owe that amount.  If the amount is $0, you do not have to make any payments

Financial Aid Terms & Conditions 

I understand that Financial Aid reserves the right to review, adjust, or cancel aid at any time due to changes in student academic status, adjustment in federal and state regulations, funding, computation error or receipt of additional aid or scholarships.

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress

I understand that Pearl River Community College is required by federal regulations to establish minimum standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) that recipients must make toward completion of a certificate or degree program.  Students must be making satisfactory academic progress toward their academic objective to maintain their eligibility for financial aid.  The SAP policy can be viewed at http://www.prcc.edu/financial-aid/satisfactory-progress.

  • Withdrawal Notification

I understand that if I withdraw or if I am administratively withdrawn from school due to absences that I may be required to repay a portion of the Title IV aid funds that I have received according to the Return to Title IV policy.  The policy can be viewed at http://www.prcc.edu/financial-aid/refund.

  • Scholarships

Students receiving institutional scholarships are required to enroll in and complete 15 hours each term and earn the required GPA for the scholarship that is awarded.

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Financial aid staff is available to answer questions about the application process and understanding the policies.  Although the main financial aid office is located at the Poplarville campus, staff at the Forrest County and Hancock Centers can answer general questions for students.   You may call or visit the main campus at:

 
Pearl River Community College
Office of Financial Aid
1st Floor, Administration Building
101 Highway 11 North, P.O. Box 5120
Poplarville, MS  39470

Office Hours:
Monday  -  Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Summer Office Hours (June & July)

Monday - Thursday, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm

Main PRCC Number:  (601) 403-1000
Main Financial Aid Number:  (601) 403-1029
Financial Aid Fax Number:  (601) 403-1036

Financial Aid E-mail Address:  finaid@prcc.edu

PRCC Website:  www.prcc.edu

Director of Financial Aid - Tyia Brooks (B.S. - University of Southern Mississippi; M.Ed. - University of Southern Mississippi)
Assistant Director of Financial Aid - Jaime Missimer (B.B.A. - Loyola University New Orleans; M.A. Higher Education Administration - Louisiana State University)
Work Study/Scholarship/State Aid Specialist - Sarah Smith
Financial Aid Specialist - Rachel Wallace
Financial Aid Counselor - A'Kendal Woodard

Federal Student Aid        
studentaid.gov
1-800-433-3243        
PRCC School Code: 002430           

State Financial Aid
Assistance (MTAG/MESG/HELP)
www.msfinancialaid.org
1-800-327-2980