Financial Aid Checklist
- Apply for a PIN.
The PIN is your Personal Identification Number. It serves as your electronic signature for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and provides access to your personal records. At least one parent will also need to apply for a PIN if parent information is required on the FAFSA.
- Complete the FAFSA. Submit your FAFSA on the web.
The FAFSA is completed using your (and your parents, if dependent) prior year tax information (e.g. 2011 tax information for the 2012-2013 FAFSA). Release your FAFSA data to PNC (School Code: 001826) and print the FAFSA on the web confirmation page. Your FAFSA must be submitted by March 10 if you wish to be considered for state aid (Twenty-first Century Scholar and/or Frank O’Bannon Grant). Students submitting their FAFSA after March 10 will only be considered for a Pell Grant and student loans for the 2012-2013 academic year.
- Review your electronic Student Aid Report (SAR).
The electronic SAR is a summary of the data you provided on your FAFSA. The SAR displays your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) which is used in determining your aid eligibility. An asterisk (*) next to your EFC on the SAR indicates that your FAFSA record has been selected for verification (review) and you will be asked for additional information by PNC. Any corrections to your FAFSA data may be made electronically.
- FAFSA data received by PNC and the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI). Additional information may be required.
If additional information/documentation is needed from you by PNC you will be notified via email (email address you provided on the FAFSA, as well as your PNC email address). Provide all requested information to PNC within 10 days of receipt of request in order for your financial aid eligibility to be determined in a timely manner. To be considered for state aid all edits identified by the state must be resolved by their May 15 edit deadline. Watch for and respond to emails from SSACI.
- Receive Award Notification.
To receive an award notification from PNC you must be admitted and any documents requested from you submitted to our office. Watch for an email from PNC regarding your award notification. Watch for a separate email from SSACI regarding your state eligibility.
- Accept/Decline Award Offer on SSB (Self-Service Banner).
To access SSB go to the PNC home page, click on myPNC; Select Student Banner tab; click on Financial Aid Awards; click on Award for Aid Year and select the correct academic year and click Submit. Click on each tab from left to right providing information as requested in order to be able to access the Accept Award Offer Tab. Follow the directions on the page to review and accept partial or full loans and other aid.
- If Accepting Student Loans, Complete MPN and Entrance Counseling.
If accepting a student loan for the first time at PNC, complete your Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Loan Entrance Counseling. Use the PIN you applied for in Step 1
- Confirm Your Enrollment/Accept Charges for Fees prior to the Invoice due date each Semester.
In order for your financial aid to post to your account you must confirm your enrollment and accept your charges prior to the invoice due date each semester. From the PNC home page, click on myPNC; then click on Launch my PNC Banner; select Registration Status/Enrollment Confirmation.
- Receive Refund, if eligible.
If the amount of your refundable financial aid is greater than your bill for tuition and fees for the semester you will receive a refund from the Bursar’s Office via direct deposit or paper check. Sign up for direct deposit by logging on to myPNC, then select Student Banner, then select View Schedule/Statement. A new browser window will appear. Select Create a Refund Profile, then select Payment Profile. Make sure you check the "Refund Option" box after filling in your information. The earliest a refund may be issued is 10 days prior to the start of classes.
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