Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

Updated: April 5th, 2022

How am I considered for financial aid? You must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Sign your FAFSA electronically using a FSA ID. Request an FSA ID at What if I need help completing the forms or have unusual circumstances?  The Staffs at the Campus Financial Aid Offices are available to assist you in comp...

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Military Requests for Student Information - Solomon Amendment

Updated: December 12th, 2022

All colleges are required to comply with the final regulations of the Solomon Amendment. Failure to comply may result in the loss of federal funding including various forms of federal student aid. Procedures at the Community College of Allegheny County for military organizations to request information under the Solomon Amendment are outlined here. T...

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Types of Aid

Updated: November 30th, 2022

Grants Grants are awarded based on financial need. The most common grants are awarded by state and federal agencies. Pell Grant This federal grant program is awarded to undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need. The amount is determined by the student's expected family contribution (EFC) as calculated by the results of the Free Applica...

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Troubleshooting Interactive PDF forms

Updated: September 12th, 2022

The following instructions may help if you are trying to sign our fillable pdf documents, such as Registration, Drop/Add, Withdrawal, Change of Major, etc.  Some of the forms require Adobe Acrobat Reader. Download Acrobat Reader for free:  To your computer To your Apple device   To your Android device Are you having problems completing or signing th...

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Student Intake Process for Students With Disabilities

Updated: January 19th, 2023

Step 1: Self-Identify, Complete the Initial Request for Accommodations Form & Provide Documentation Students with disabilities must self-identify by completing the Initial Request for Accommodations Form.  This form provides our office with necessary information related to your disability and will ask you to include your documentation.  Document...

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Student Documentation Requirements for Students With Disabilities

Updated: February 1st, 2023

Students requesting accommodations should provide supportive documentation regarding their disability. Submission of documentation is only one part of the interactive process during which accommodations will be determined. The staff in the Disability Resources and Services Office will work with students to determine individualized accommodations tha...

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