What forms are needed to apply for Financial Aid?
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed each
year. Students will submit their application electronically by using
FAFSA on the web. In addition, students
will need to complete a Pulaski Technical College Financial Aid Data Form on the
myPTC Portal once their FAFSA has been received by the PTC Financial Aid Office.
Note: Official transcripts are required from all previously attended
What types of financial aid do I apply for when I complete this application?
Eligibility for all forms of federal financial aid, including PELL Grant, SEOG
Grant, Federal Direct Loans, and Work-Study are determined when you complete the
FAFSA. In addition, this form is used as an application for state aid programs.
What is PTC’s Title IV Code and why do I need it?
Pulaski Technical College's Title IV code is 014167. When a student enters this
code on the FAFSA, Pulaski Technical College will automatically receive an
electronic version of the students processed Student Aid Report (SAR).
I probably don't qualify for aid. Why should I apply?
Many families mistakenly believe they don't qualify for aid, preventing
themselves from receiving aid for which they may be eligible simply because they
fail to apply. In addition, there are sources of aid, such as Unsubsidized Loans
and Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS), available regardless of
need. The FAFSA form is free. It does not obligate the student or the parent in
any way. There is no reason not to apply.
Do I need to be admitted before I can apply for financial aid?
No. Students can apply for financial aid at any time after January 1. To be
awarded federal aid students must be admitted to a degree seeking program. To
receive funds, you must be admitted and enrolled at Pulaski Technical College.
I sent in my FAFSA over four weeks ago, but haven't heard anything. What
should I do?
Students who haven't received a Student Aid Report (SAR) should call the Federal
processor at (319) 337-5665 or 1-800-433-3243. Students can also check the
status of their application by going to
I am independent of my parents. I don't live with them, I file my own
taxes and they are not helping me with college expenses. Can I file for
financial aid without using their income information?
The federal aid programs are built on the premise that educating a child is a
family responsibility. The FAFSA gives specific criteria for determining when a
student may file for federal aid without using parental income information. If
there are other extenuating circumstances please feel free to contact the
financial aid office for further assistance.
How do I transfer my financial aid to PTC?
Financial aid does not transfer from one school to another school. Each school
must determine your eligibility for financial aid. It may be exactly the same at
each school or it may differ considerably. The first thing students should do is
contact the other school and cancel financial aid and notify the appropriate
office that you are transferring. Students will then need to add Pulaski
Technical College to their Student Aid Report. You can phone 1-800-433-3243 and
request that your Student Aid Report be sent to Pulaski Technical College or go
online to www.fafsa.ed.gov. Pulaski
Technical College's school code is 014167. When these documents are received by
the Financial Aid Office, we will contact you concerning the status of your
How do I apply for a student loan?
Pulaski Technical College will automatically determine the students loan
eligibility when setting up the students financial aid award package. Students
will have the option to accept, reduce, or cancel their loan award.
What is the difference between a subsidized and an unsubsidized loan?
For both loans, the principal (the original amount a student borrows) is
deferred until six months after the student graduates or stops attending school
at least half-time. As its name implies, a SUBSIDIZED loan is one where the
government pays the interest on the loan while the student is in school. An
UNSUBSIDIZED loan is one where the government does not pay the interest while
the student is in school, that is, the student is responsible for paying the
What is "loan counseling," an "entrance interview" or "entrance counseling
All of these terms refer to the same thing: loan counseling. The federal
government requires all first-time student loan borrowers to participate in loan
counseling prior to receiving a Federal Student Loan. During this online
session, students will review basic facts about loans, managing their education
expenses and their rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower.
Can I cancel my loan if I change my mind?
Yes. Students may cancel all or a portion of their loan by informing the
Financial Aid office in writing.
My application has been selected for verification, what does that mean?
The US Department of Education of education randomly selects FAFSA’s for a
review process called “verification.” This means PTC must compare the
information from your FAFSA with financial documents that you must provide to
our office. You will be required to submit a copy of your federal tax transcript
and verification worksheet. If you are a dependent student, you will also be
required to submit a copy of your parent’s federal tax transcript. You may also
be asked to submit other documents, such as proof of the amount of untaxed
income you or your parents receive, or verification of the family’s assets.
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