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Financial Aid

The purpose of this Financial Aid Web Site is to supply you with detailed information about financial aid at Porterville College. If you still have questions, be sure to ask members of the financial aid staff. We believe that no student should be denied access to the educational experience at Porterville College because of a lack of funds. We must work under federal and state regulations designed to supply funds to those who need them the most. To follow the regulations there is a series of questions that must be asked of you. Please be patient with the application process.

The financial Aid process starts with the completion of the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information that you provide assists us in determining what you and/or your family should pay toward your educational expenses. Students must apply early to receive funds for the first day of classes. The process is not difficult if you read the instructions and ask questions.  Feel free to come by the office if you have any questions regarding your application or financial aid. May you have a prosperous academic year!


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Mission Statement

The mission of the Financial Aid Office (FAO) is to make higher education accessible for the Porterville College student body by: awarding and delivering federal, state and institutional need-based financial aid; partnering with other entities to recruit and retain a highly diverse student body; being committed to supporting the educational excellence of our students through the use of financial aid-related technology; and administering its aid programs in an efficient and fiscally responsible manner.

US BANK now handles all of the Financial Aid disbursements for the colleges in the Kern Community College District, including Porterville College.

Students who receive financial aid from Porterville College must inform US Bank of their Financial Aid Disbursement Preference.

Don’t wait for your next paper check to arrive in the mail.  Get you Financial Aid FASTER with the Porterville College Pirate Debit MasterCard (register emblem) OneCard!!!  Open you Campus Checking Account today and your financial aid can be direct-deposited into your US Bank OneCard account within 24 hours of the disbursement date!  To register for your US Bank Debit MasterCard (register emblem) OneCard visit:  Your account comes with a free Campus Card to access your funds.  Your Campus Card can be used as your Student ID, Library Card and your ATM/Debit MasterCard (register emblem)

Still have questions?  You can visit the US Bank Debit MasterCard (register emblem) OneCard website, or call the US Bank OneCard Customer Service at 1-888-845-5066.

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Financial Aid Office Hours:

Monday & Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday & Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m
Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Phone: (559) 791-2301

Please note:

Financial Aid lobby computer terminals for online FAFSA applications will be shut-down 1/2 hour before closing each day.  Thank you.

Scholarships at PC

Scholarships are awarded based on grade point average and they do not require repayment. Some scholarships are awarded on the basis of grades alone, but many also have other requirements to qualify.

Scholarship applications are available late in the Fall semester. Please check back in October for the online PDF version of the scholarship application.