Financial Aid: How to Apply

Step 1: Apply for a PIN
  • Apply for a Personal Identification Number (PIN) at http://www.pin.ed.gov/PINWebApp/pinindex.jsp. Your PIN is provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • Sign your FAFSA with your PIN. If you are providing your parents' information, one parent must also apply for a PIN.

Step 2
: Gather the following information
  • Your social security number and your parents' social security numbers (if you are providing your parent information).
  • Use your legal name as shown on your social security card and make sure your social security number is correct.
  • Your driver's license number if you have one. 
  • Your Alien Registration Number if you are not a U.S. citizen.
  • You and your parents' most recent Federal Tax Return (if you are providing your parents information) and all W-2s.

It is recommended that you (and your parents) file your current year's Federal Tax Return before completing the FAFSA so the correct information
is reported.

  • Your (and your parents if providing their information) untaxed income such as child support, living allowances paid to member of the military or clergy, Veteran's Non-educational Benefits, etc.
  • Your (and your parents if providing their information) information on savings, investments, and business and farm assets.

Step 3
: Begin filling out your FAFSA

The FREE Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a Renewal FAFSA (for continuing students), must be completed each school year.

  • The FAFSA worksheet and application are available at https://fafsa.ed.gov/.
  • NPC's school year is Fall, Spring and Summer session.
  • It is recommended that you PRINT out the FAFSA online worksheet first. Once you have completed the FAFSA worksheet on paper, then return to the website and complete the FAFSA application online. 
  • NPC's Federal School Code is 011862.

When will I receive the FAFSA results?

Results are received in the form of a Student Aid Report (SAR). If you applied online, you should receive this in approximately one week; if you mailed in a paper FAFSA application, it will take 2 - 3 weeks. Keep the SAR for your records and review the information carefully. If there is a problem, follow instructions and act immediately. If there are no problems with your SAR, the NPC Financial Aid office will receive the information electronically at about the same time you receive your SAR.


Step 4
: Check your FAFSA status online
  • You may check your status of a submitted FAFSA.
  • Print a signature page if you did not sign with your PIN.
  • Make corrections to your FAFSA if needed.
  • View and print your SAR for your records.


Who can receive financial aid?
  • You must be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program approved by the Department of Education.
  • You must have a high school diploma or its equivalent (GED). 
  • You must be a US Citizen or Eligible Non-Citizen as defined by federal regulation.
  • If you are a male student (between the ages of 18-25 and have not registered) you must be registered with Selective Service. You may register online at http://www.sss.gov/ 
  • You must not have obtained a bachelor's degree or higher.
  • You must be in good standing and not in default of student loans and not owing a Federal Pell Grant overpayment to any college/university. If you have any questions regarding your student loan you may call the Department of Education at 1.800.621.3115 or 1.800.433.3243 or log on to http://www.1800iwillpay.com/.
  • You must have resolved any drug conviction issues. 
  • You must not be currently incarcerated.
  • You must meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements.


What documents are required to complete my
NPC Financial Aid file?
  • Once FAFSA results are received electronically by the NPC Financial Aid Office from the federal processor you will be contacted by the NPC Financial Aid Office.
  • Applicants are required to file a degree plan/audit through an NPC Academic Advisor.
  • You must request the degree plan/audit be sent to the NPC Financial Aid Office.
  • Complete and submit the NPC Financial Aid Information Sheet, available from Financial Aid Office or an NPC Academic Advisor. All current financial aid forms are available on this website and also on MyNPC.
  • Supporting documents may be required to verify the following:
  1. Family income
  2. Family size
  3. Number in college
  4. Untaxed income
  5. SNAP Benefits/Food Stamps
  6. Child Support Paid/Received
  7. High School Diploma/GED
  8. Proof of Identity


What types of financial aid does NPC Offer?
  • NPC participates in the following federal financial aid programs as authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended:
  1. Federal Pell Grant
  2. Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  3. Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Program (LEAP)
  4. Federal Academic Competitiveness Grant (FACG)
  5. Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP): job listing is available online.
  1. NPC Institutional Scholarships
  2. NPC Foundation Scholarships
  3. State/Regional/National Scholarships
  4. Private Scholarships
  5. Native American/Tribal Scholarship information
  6. National Scholarships


Does NPC offer student loans?

No. Please note that NPC does NOT participate in any Federal Student Loan Program, including Stafford, PLUS, Perkins and Direct Loans.


We're here to help!

If you have questions, contact the Financial Aid Office in Holbrook at

(800) 266-7845, ext. 7318
FAX: (928) 524-7319
Send us an email.

Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm,
Tuesday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm when classes are in session,
Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.