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Financial Aid


Great River Promise (DeWitt and Helena Campuses only)

Arkansas or Phillips County high school graduates are eligible for the Great River Promise. Students who meet the stated criteria will be able to attend Phillips Community College with college tuition and mandatory fees paid.


  • Attend 4 years at an Arkansas or Phillips County high school
  • Graduate with a high school diploma, beginning with 2010 graduates
  • Achieve high school attendance requirements for 4 years of high school
  • Have no drug or DUI offenses
  • Exhaust all other scholarship and financial aid programs first
  • Deadline for the State of Arkansas scholarships: June 1st
  • Must enroll fall semester following high school graduation
  • Be accepted as a PCCUA student and complete a PCCUA scholarship application

Need Additional Funding? 

What financial aid applicants should know about the opportunity to receive a financial aid adjustment due to the recent unemployment of a family member or independent student…

Changes to Your Family’s Financial Situation:
If you or your family’s financial situation has changed significantly from what is reflected on your federal income tax return (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted. Complete the FAFSA questions as instructed on the application (including the transfer of tax return and income information), submit your FAFSA form, then contact the school you plan to attend to discuss how your current financial situation has changed. Note that the school’s decision is final and cannot be appealed to the U.S. Department of Education. Similarly, the Office of Postsecondary Education published guidance in January 2021 that financial aid administrators may use professional judgment to reduce or adjust to zero the income earned from work for a student and/or parent if the student or parent has received unemployment benefits.

These changes were provided for by the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) (Pub. L. 117- 2). The ARP appropriated approximately $39.6 billion for the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) and represents the third stream of funding appropriated for HEERF to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.

Campus Contacts:


Ronda Golden

Financial Aid Specialist
DeWitt Campus

Phone: (870) 946-3506, Ext. 1607

Helena-West Helena

Stephanie Arnold

Scholarship Coordinator/HR Specialist
Helena-West Helena Campus

Phone: (870) 338-6474, Ext. 1240


Kena Keaton-Henderson

Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Helena Campus

Phone: (870) 338-6474, Ext. 1242