At Pioneer Pacific, we want you to get the most out of your education. That’s why we offer financial aid options, to those who qualify, to help alleviate the pressure of paying for higher education.
A Financial Aid Officer will work with you one-on-one to determine your best financial aid or payment options, as well as answering any questions you may have. We’ll support you step-by-step through the financial aid application process and assist you in getting the answers to all of your financial aid questions.
Financial aid opportunities can include:
- The Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Direct Stafford Student Loan
- Federal Direct Plus Student Loan
- High School Tuition Credit
How to apply for Federal Student Aid Programs:
- Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Our school code is 016520 for any campus other than Springfield. Springfield students should use E01012 as the code.
- Complete an Electronic Master Promissory Note for student loans at studentloans.gov.
- If you have not already done so, make an appointment with an Admissions Officer by calling 1-866-772-4636.
Payment Plan Option
For those students whose aid does not cover all tuition costs, the college offers periodic payment plans. These plans are available from the Financial Aid Office and may be discussed during the financial aid process. Please call 1-866-772-4636 for more information.
Code of Conduct for Education Loans
(Last updated 2/1/2010)
The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended under the Higher Education Opportunity Act, Title IV, Part G., Section 487(a)(25), requires that Pioneer Pacific College implement and enforce a code of conduct with regard to educational loans. Pioneer Pacific College’s officers, employees, trustees and agents including alumni and professional organizations affiliated with Pioneer Pacific College are required to comply with this code of conduct and will refrain from the following:
Ban on Revenue-Sharing Arrangements
Pioneer Pacific College shall not enter into any revenue-sharing arrangements with any lender.
Employees and agents of Pioneer Pacific College who are employed in the financial aid office or who otherwise have responsibilities for education loans shall neither accept nor solicit any gift from a lender, guarantor, or servicer of education loans.
Prohibition on Contracting Arrangements
Employees and agents of Pioneer Pacific College who are employed in the financial aid office or who otherwise have responsibilities for education loans shall not accept from any lender or affiliate of any lender fee, payment, or other financial benefit (including stock options) as compensation for any type of consulting arrangement or other contract to provide services to a lender or on behalf of a lender relating to education loans.
Interaction with Borrowers
Pioneer Pacific College shall not, for any first time borrower, assign through the financial award process or other methods the student or borrower’s Federal Family Education Loan Program (FFELP) loan to a particular FFELP lender or refuse to certify or delay certification of any FFELP loan based on the student or borrower’s selection of a particular FFELP lender or FFELP guarantee agency.
Prohibition on Offers or Funds for Private Loans
Pioneer Pacific College shall not request or accept from any lender any offer of funds to be used for private education loans, including funds for an opportunity pool loan, to students in exchange for Pioneer Pacific College entering into agreements or promises to provide the lender with either a specified number of loans made, any specific loan volume, or a preferred lender arrangement for such loans.
Ban on Staffing Assistance
Pioneer Pacific College shall not request or accept from any lender any assistance with call center staffing or financial aid office staffing though nothing in this Code of Conduct shall limit Pioneer Pacific College from requesting or accepting assistance for professional development training for financial aid administrators, providing educational counseling materials, financial literacy materials, debt management materials, provided that such materials disclose to borrowers the identification of any lender that assisted in preparing or providing such materials, or staffing services on a short-term, nonrecurring basis to assist Pioneer Pacific College with financial aid-related functions during emergencies, including State declared or Federally declared natural disasters, Federally declared national disasters and other localized disasters and emergencies identified by the Secretary of Education.
Advisory Board Compensation
Any employee who is employed in the financial aid office of Pioneer Pacific College or who otherwise has responsibilities with respect to education loans or other student financial aid at Pioneer Pacific College and who serves on an advisory board, commission, or group established by a lender guarantor or group of lenders or guarantors shall be prohibited from receiving anything of value from the lender, guarantor, or group of lenders or guarantors, except that the employee may be reimbursed for reasonable expenses incurred in serving on such advisory board, commission, or group.