Federal Title IV Programs & Minnesota State Programs



Federal Title IV Programs

Minnesota State Programs

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The Financial Aid Office has a Priority Deadline of April 1 proceeding the academic year for which you are applying. This means if a student turns in all documents needed to complete their file by the priority deadline, they will be given first consideration for all grants, student employment and loan programs for the following school year. Files completed after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis with funds still available. If you want to have your financial aid in place for the Fall term, you need to have your file completed with us by August 1. 

Financial Aid eligibility is calculated by mathematical formulas beginning with Federal Methodology (FM). FM is the Federal formula that calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) based on the information that you provide on the FAFSA, and is calculated by the Central Processing System (CPS). Your EFC is the amount you and your family are expected to pay toward your educational expenses. The next step in the eligibility calculation process is done by Pine Technical & Community College. PTCC, using several methods, determines how much it costs to attend PTCC for an academic year. This figure is called the Cost of Attendance (COA). 

The COA and EFC are used to determine all your financial aid awards. We calculate aid as follows: COA-EFC=remaining need. The Federal PELL Grant award is based on the EFC. All other programs are based on remaining need. Your aid package cannot exceed your financial need, however, some forms of aid may be used to meet your EFC. The Financial Aid Estimation Form can be used to prepare an estimate of your EFC and financial need. 

Your class schedule must be finalized within the Drop/Add period. If you decide to add a course after the Drop/Add period of the term, your PELL Grant cannot be adjusted for the increase in credits. 

Pine Technical & Community College has partnered with Great Lakes and North Star Education Services to provide GradReady to students. GradReady is an online tool that students can use to help them with managing their tuition, financial literacy, budgeting and loan repayment. For more information, visit GradReady. 

PTCC has partnered with BankMobile, a financial services company, to offer a safer, more convenient, and more environmentally friendly method of financial aid refund disbursement to students. 

PTCC delivers your refund with BankMobile Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc. Financial aid, tuition refunds, and work study payroll are disbursed to students via their selected refund preference. 

First, all students MUST ensure PTCC has a current, accurate mailing address on file to ensure the Refund Selection Kit and financial aid refunds are sent to the appropriate person(s).  How do you do this? 

  1. Go to eServices
  2. Enter your StarID and password, Institution: Pine Technical & Community College
  3. Account Management
  4. Address Info
  5. Select “View” or “Edit” (If the “Edit” option is not available, contact Student Affairs to update your address.) 

For more information, visit to learn more about the program, or contact Business Services at 320-629-5119.  

To view our institution’s contract with BankMobile, a division of Customers Bank, click here. 

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