Tuition & Fees


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How to Apply for Financial Aid

  • 1

    Complete the FAFSA or the ORSAA

    Who files the FAFSA?
    United States citizens and eligible noncitizens.

    Who files the ORSAA?
    Oregon residents who have undocumented status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status, and/or Temporary Protected Status (TPS). Not sure which to file? Take the quiz

  • 2

    Apply to PNCA's undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate programs:




  • 3

    Receive your PNCA Financial Aid Offer by e-mail. After you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) by e-mail from the U.S. Department of Education. We receive a copy of your FSS as well. Once your FSS has been received we get your aid offer out to you within 2-3 weeks of your official admission date.

Dates and Deadlines

Dates and Deadlines


  • June 15: International Student Application Deadline for Fall applicants
  • November 15: Early Application deadline for Fall and Spring applicants
  • November 15: International Student Application deadline for Spring applicants.
  • February 1: Priority Application deadline for Fall applicants


  • December 31, 2023: 2024-2025 FAFSA opens
  • January 2024: ORSAA opens
  • April 1, 2024: Final Deadline for OSAC scholarships
  • June 1, 2024: Final date to file FAFSA in order to qualify for Oregon Opportunity Grant

Continued aid requirements

Satisfactory Academic Progress

The Financial Aid Office monitors students each semester for Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (FA-SAP).

Award renewal is contingent on being in Good Standing. For students to be in Good Standing, the following requirements must be met:

  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average
    • Undergraduate students: 2.0
    • Graduate students: 3.0
  • Completion Rate of Cumulative Credit Hours
    • Undergraduate students: 67%
    • Graduate students: 67%
  • Maximum Credit Hours for Degree Completion
    • Undergraduate Students: No more than 180 semester credit hours
    • Graduate Students (excluding CS program): No more than 90 semester credit hours
    • Graduate Students (CS program): No more than 67.5 semester credit hours

Read the full Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.

withdrawing from pnca

Official Withdrawal and Financial Aid

When a student withdraws from the college before the official withdrawal date, they are subject to a tuition and institutional scholarships refunded based on the schedule below. The term “refund” in this instance refers to unearned charges or credits being reversed from a student account.

Refunds are calculated on the following schedule for students who have officially withdrawn from PNCA:

Official withdrawal before the first week of classes:100% of tuition refunded
Official withdrawal during: first week of classes 100% of tuition refunded
Second week of classes100% of tuition refunded
Third week of classes
70% of tuition refunded
Fourth week of classes
60% of tuition refunded
Fifth week of classes 50% of tuition refunded
Sixth week of classes 40% of tuition refunded
Seventh week of classes 30% of tuition refunded
Eighth week of classes 20% of tuition refunded

In addition, PNCA may be required to return all or part of your federal financial aid as part of a Return to Title IV calculation. A review of your federal aid will be performed within 30 days of your withdrawal to determine any adjustments required by law. You will be notified of these changes in writing.

Unearned “F” grades (awarded if you cease attendance in one or all of your classes but do not officially withdraw) are treated as “W” grades for purposes of federal financial aid review and adjustment. For more detailed information regarding the Federal Return To Title IV (federal aid) calculation, please contact PNCA’s Financial Aid Office.

Please visit the Tuition and Fees page for your appropriate program of study for the official PNCA tuition refund policy.

Please check in with the Registration Office to initiate an official withdrawal from the college. Don't forget to contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions about how a withdrawal from the college may affect your scholarships, grants, and loans.

Registration Office


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Please feel free to contact our Financial Aid office at any time by phone, fax, email, or in person if you have any questions or need assistance.

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