Our Scholarship Promise
PNCA Now Guarantees First-time Freshmen Scholarships for up to five years
Learn about tuition and fees for the Post-Baccalaureate Residency and the kinds of financial aid available for students in this unique program.
Talk with a Financial Aid Counselor
Have questions? We are available to help with any and all questions. Our offices are open M-F, 9am-5pm PST. Please feel free to reach out to us, any time, and we will get back to you shortly.
Who files the FAFSA?
United States citizens and eligible noncitizens.
Who files the ORSAA?
Oregon residents who have undocumented status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, and/or Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Not sure which to file? Take the quiz
Apply to PNCA through admissions.pnca.edu
Receive your PNCA Financial Aid Offer by e-mail. After you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) by e-mail from the U.S. Department of Education. We receive a copy of your SAR as well. Once your SAR has been received we get your aid offer out to you within 2-3 weeks of your official admission date.
Financial Aid Offers
Once you apply and submit your FAFSA or ORSAA, our office sends you a Financial Aid Offer tailored to your unique financial needs and merits. This might include:
- work-study employment opportunities
We are happy to help guide students and parents through understanding this package. Please feel free to contact us firstname.lastname@example.orgEmail
JAN 31 — Priority deadline for PNCA Scholarships and campus-based aid. The student should have applied for admission to PNCA by this date and completed the FAFSA.
FEB 1 — FAFSA priority deadline
MID FEB — Students admitted by January 31 will begin receiving their PNCA financial aid offers
FEB-MAY — Submit required financial aid documents outlined on your financial aid offer.
APRIL 1 — FAFSA deadline for Oregon Opportunity Grant recipients
MAY 1 — Enrollment deposit due for new students
AUG 1 — Deadline to have all funding in place and documents turned in for Fall semester.
AUG 19 — Fall 20 tuition payment deadline
AUG 31 — Fall 2019 classes begin
SEPT 11 — End of Add/Drop period
OCT 1 — 2021-2022 FAFSA available
NOV 1 — OSAC Scholarship Application (Oregon Residents) Opens for 2021-2022
NOV 1 — ORSAA Application (Oregon Residents) Opens for 2021-2022
Missed a deadline? Get in touch.
Students who receive federal, state or institutional aid must make continued progress toward completing their degree in order to remain aid-eligible. Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is reviewed after each semester using the following minimum requirements in these three areas:
- Minimum Grade Point Average: Students must meet the minimum GPA requirements (both semester and cumulative):
- Undergraduate Students: 2.0
- Graduate Student: 3.0
- Completion Rate: Students must successfully complete at least a minimum percentage of all credit hours attempted.This percentage includes all PNCA credit hours (including repeated coursework) and transfer credit hours, regardless of whether or not financial aid was received. Grades of F, W and I are not considered to be adequate grades for completion.
- Undergraduate Students: 67%
- Graduate Student: 67%
- Maximum Credit Hours: Students are expected to complete their degree pursuits within a maximum timeframe (including transfer credits and PNCA attempted hours). Students may not receive financial assistance beyond the following:
- Undergraduate Students: 180 semester credit hours
- Graduate Students: 90 semester credit hours
Students who meet SAP minimum requirements remain in good standing with financial aid. Students who fail to meet SAP minimum requirements are placed on financial aid warning and are given one additional semester of funding, during which they must make up for their deficiencies. Each student placed on SAP warning will be notified via e-mail of their warning status,and of the steps necessary to ensure continued eligibility for financial aid.
If a student does not make up their SAP deficiency within one semester of being placed on financial aid warning, he or she will be disqualified from receiving further financial aid through PNCA. Students who have mitigating circumstances may petition the director of Financial Aid for a review of their particular situation. If an SAP petition is approved, the student will be placed on financial aid probation for one additional semester and/or until the terms of the probation are met by the student. Satisfactory Academic Progress for financial aid purposes is distinct and separate from a student’s academic standing with the College.
When a student withdraws from the college before the official withdrawal date, they are subject to a tuition and institutional scholarships refunded based on the schedule below. The term “refund” in this instance refers to unearned charges or credits being reversed from a student account.
Refunds are calculated on the following schedule for students who have officially withdrawn from PNCA:
|Official withdrawal before the first week of classes:||100% of tuition refunded|
|Official withdrawal during: first week of classes||100% of tuition refunded|
|Second week of classes||100% of tuition refunded|
|Third week of classes||70% of tuition refunded|
|Fourth week of classes
||60% of tuition refunded|
|Fifth week of classes||50% of tuition refunded|
|Sixth week of classes||40% of tuition refunded|
|Seventh week of classes||30% of tuition refunded|
|Eighth week of classes||20% of tuition refunded|
In addition, PNCA may be required to return all or part of your federal financial aid as part of a Return to Title IV calculation. A review of your federal aid will be performed within 30 days of your withdrawal to determine any adjustments required by law. You will be notified of these changes in writing.
Unearned “F” grades (awarded if you cease attendance in one or all of your classes but do not officially withdraw) are treated as “W” grades for purposes of federal financial aid review and adjustment. For more detailed information regarding the Federal Return To Title IV (federal aid) calculation, please contact PNCA’s Financial Aid Office.
Please visit the Tuition and Fees page for your appropriate program of study for the official PNCA tuition refund policy.
Please check in with the Registration Office to initiate an official withdrawal from the college. Don't forget to contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions about how a withdrawal from the college may affect your scholarships, grants, and loans.