Getting started with Financial Aid



Many students at OCCC plan to use grants or loans to help pay for college. To begin the request for financial aid process:

  1. students must be officially admitted to OCCC. Go to to complete and submit the FAFSA. The school code is 003213.
  2. submit the FAFSA as early as possible.  The date that students apply and the date that all required forms are submitted can affect the amount of the financial aid award. 
  3. Students will receive an email with instructions how to log in to their "myPCC" account and check their financial aid status. Students should follow the instructions in their myPCC to complete financial aid requirements.

After all requirements are met, it may take eight to twelve weeks to receive an official financial aid offer. When an offer appears in the myPCC account, students must accept the terms and conditions of the financial aid offer to receive their federal financial aid. Students who would like to borrow loans must be sure to complete entrance counseling and a master promissory note at

Students are encouraged to carefully consider each type of financial aid available to decide what is right for them, including grants and loans awarded from FAFSA, and scholarships.