Prince George's Community College offers need-based aid to students who show financial need. According to federal guidelines, your total need-based aid and outside resources cannot exceed your calculated financial need. Financial aid awarded by PGCC consists of Federal and State grants, loans, and scholarships from a variety of sources, and word-study opportunities. If your financial aid has been processed you should see the amount of aid for which you are eligible printed on your bill as Financial Aid Awarded. If you believe you have financial aid that does not appear on your bill, please contact the Financial Aid Office, located in Bladen Hall, Room 121 before you make payment. All applications and supporting documents for the determination of a financial aid award must be submitted as early as possible to the Financial Aid Office, located in Bladen Hall, Room 121. Missing or incomplete paperwork will delay the determination of financial aid eligibility. Students whose eligibility determination is delayed should be prepared to pay all tuition and fees themselves or sign up for the tuition payment plan. Such payments may later be reimbursed once financial aid is authorized. NOTE: Students who do not meet SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) criteria will not see aid posted on their tuiton bills. For more details read below or contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions about this action. Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Federal and state regulations require the Office of Student Financial Aid to monitor the academic progress of potential and current financial aid recipients. Applicants must comply with the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy as a condition of initial or continuing eligibility. Satisfactory Academic Progress will be reviewed at the end each semester. Click on "Forms" on the left side to obtain the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy, Financial Aid Appeal Form, and Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy Checklist. Drug Policy for Federal Aid Recipients A student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance for conduct that occurred during a period of enrollment in which federal student aid was received shall not be eligible to receive federal student aid (including any grant, loan, or work assistance) during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table: If convicted of an offense involving: The possession of a controlled substance: Ineligibility period is First offense 1 year Second offense 2 years Third offense Indefinite The sale of a controlled substance: Ineligibility period is: First offense 2 years Second offense Indefinite Rehabilitation - A student whose eligibility has been suspended may resume eligibility before the end of the ineligibility period if the student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program that is approved by the U.S. Secretary of Education.