Financial Aid

Office Information

Room 200
Phone: 214-379-5497      
Fax: 214-379-5448

Office Hours: MWF 8:30-5:30 pm/Tue & Thur. 8:30-7:00 pm
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Welcome to Paul Quinn’s Office of Financial Aid. Here you will find all the resources you need to fund your college education and the Quinnite experience. We ask that you browse our website for more information.

We are committed to working with you and will work diligently for every family to explore funding opportunities. At PQC, we employ a multitude of options from grants to scholarships to Veteran’s benefits to our Work program and federal and private loans, as a last resort. To take advantage of these options, families can receive counseling as needed.

We pride ourselves in having one of the lowest tuition models in the state of Texas., called the Urban Tuition Model. This makes your investment more affordable, along with a simplified process during the application process.


Step 1: Apply for your FAFSA application at at Our school code is 003602. You will be prompted to set up a FSA User ID and Password to submit your application.

¨ Complete your Master Promissory Note (MPN) for Federal Direct Loans at Add our school code from the menu selection.

¨ Complete your Entrance Loan Counseling (EC) for the new year at Add our school code from the menu selection.

¨ For dependent students, parents can complete the Federal Direct Parent Loan at They will be prompted to set up a FSA User ID/Password as well.

Step 2: Apply for Admissions online, one of our Recruitment         Advisors will contact you for additional information. They can be reached at 214.379.5449 or Request all official academic transcripts be sent to Paul Quinn’s Registrar Office.

Step 3: Schedule an appointment in person or over the phone to review your financial aid  package at  or call 214-379-5497. We will contact you by email with an award notice within 7-10 days of receipt of all requested items.

Since eligibility requirements vary according to the program. The College carefully considers financial resources, academic standing, and the personal circumstances of each student when awarding aid.

Financial aid assistance is available to students who complete the necessary application and determined eligible. The departmental staff will evaluate each student’s need and make awards based upon the information obtained from the Student Aid Report (SAR) or the Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR) and in accordance with federal, state and college policies and guidelines.

However, in order to receive Federal Financial Aid you must:

  • Be enrolled in a valid academic program,
  • Be enrolled in at least six credit hours (for most FA programs)
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen,
  • Have a valid social security number,
  • Have a high school diploma or its recognized equivalent on file ,
  • Be registered with selective service  (required for males 25 or younger),
  • Not be in default of any federal funds,
  • Make satisfactory academic progress towards the completion of a degree,
  • Not have been convicted of an offense involving the possession or sale of an illegal substance,
  • Set up a federal student aid FSA User ID and password for yourself and if dependent, you parent.

Please contact us for further clarification.

All students interested in federal financial aid must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

PQC School Code: 003602

Verification is a process in which the Financial Aid Department verifies the information included on your FAFSA application. The U. S. Department of   Education selects students on a random basis and requires that all schools verify students information prior to awarding of aid.


If selected, once we receive you completed application then called the Student Aid Report or SAR, you will be emailed as well as being able to view the missing information on your student portal. Documents can be submitted in person, by mail, fax or by email. Please be sure all documents are completed in its entirety, with all signatures and dates.


Remember no aid will be released until all documents or missing information has been completed.


2016-2017 Year Verification Forms

  • V1 Dependent Verification Worksheet
  • V1 Independent Verification Worksheet
  • V3 Dependent Verification Worksheet
  • V3 Independent Verification Worksheet
  • V4 Dependent Verification Worksheet
  • V4 Independent Verification Worksheet
  • V5 Dependent Verification Worksheet
  • V5 Independent Verification Worksheet
  • V6 Dependent Verification Worksheet
  • V6 Independent Verification Worksheet


Pell Grant– Financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid (unless you withdraw from school or owe a refund).

  • Pell eligibility will be established during the semester you have applied and have been fully admitted to PQC.
  • This includes completing an application for admissions.
  • Declaring a degree seeking major.
  • Submitting your final high school transcript, GED, or academic transcripts from all institutions attended to the Registrar’s Office.
  • Your financial aid cannot be disbursed until you meet all eligibility requirements.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) A federal grant available to students who are Pell eligible and have exceptional need.

  • You must be enrolled in at least six hours to receive this grant.
  • Funds are awarded dependent on the availability of funds allocated to the college by the Department of Education.
  • Students with a 0 estimated financial contribution (EFC) receive priority.

The Paul Quinn CollegeFederal Work-Study (FWS) program is a need-based financial aid program. It provides funds that students earn through part-time employment, to help pay the costs of their educational expenses. Funds must be earned and are paid directly to you, monthly, and are not credited to your student account unless you authorize.

Work-Study Award Amount
The amount of your Federal Work-Study award will be determined by your financial need, based on your financial aid cost of attendance, budget and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  information. Financial need is defined as the difference between the total cost of attendance and the expected family contribution (EFC); determined by the FAFSA, and other current financial aid awards.

Work-Study Employment Opportunities
Federal Work-Study jobs may be on or off campus. FWS jobs with federal, state or local public agencies or private nonprofit organizations must be in the public interest. FWS jobs with private, for-profit organizations must be academically relevant to the maximum extent possible. This type of job must be relevant to your course of study (to the maximum extent possible).

Pay Rate, Hours and Maximum Allowed Earnings
For the 2016-2017 school year, the Federal Work-Study pay rate is $10 and hour, and students may not work more than 20 hours per week. Students may earn up to their awarded amount. Since total earnings are based on a college-wide federal allocation, please be aware the amount you are allowed to earn could be less than the amount awarded to you. Timesheets are due by the 30th of the month and you are then paid on the 15th of each month, by direct deposit.

To be eligible for a Federal Work-Study job:

  • You must have a completed Financial Aid file
  • You must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards
  • You must be enrolled in at least six hours (half time) for Fall/


  • You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • You must not have any prior institutional balance or blocks
  • Priority is given to off-campus students or those not eligible for work college

How to apply for a Federal Work-Study position:

  1. Complete the 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online and make sure you meet all the requirements.
  2. Review the job postings located in the Office of Financial Aid (OFA).
  3. Submit the completed application, along with a typed resume to the OFA.

Next Steps:
After you complete the application process for a federal work-study job:

  • The OFA will screen, gather HR new hire personnel packet and determine placement for the suggested division/department
  • The OFA will contact you to schedule an orientation and will notify your supervisor of your official start date

Until you receive an official award approval authorization form you are not eligible to begin work and will not be paid from the federal work study program


Non-Federal Work Study Opportunities
Paul Quinn College also provides a limited number of Work College, on-campus, part-time employment opportunities for students who do not demonstrate financial need. Visit the college Work College/Career Center for more information and available job openings for students’ off-campus.

Summer Employment

Paul Quinn does offer limited funding for summer federal work study opportunities. Students must meet the same requirements, along with:

  • Be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours for the summer or be enrolled for the upcoming Fall 2017 term
  • There is no summer housing available, you must secure your own off campus living arrangements
  • Students are awarded and placed on a first-come-first-served basis, based on availability of funds

Deadline to apply for summer employment is April 17th, 2017

Paul Quinn Work College Program Participation in the program is mandatory for all full-time students who live on campus.

  • You are required to work a minimum of 8 hours per week, 15 weeks per semester for a total of 150 hours per semester.
  • $2500 per semester is applied to your account for a total of $5000 a year (fall/spring) to help offset the cost of your education
  • Contact the Work Program office for more information @ 214-379-5437.

Presidential Scholarship

Renewable full scholarship offered to first-time freshmen, transfer students, and current PQC students. Applicants must submit a 500 word essay on the following topic: “Identify and discuss the three most important characteristics of an effective servant leader.” Finalists will be required to complete an interview with the College President.            Recipients must accept scholarship by the established deadline. Awards: 100% of Tuition and Fees.

Eligibility for freshmen:

  • Must be projected to rank in the top 15% of their graduating class
  • Minimum 3.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities
  • Minimum test scores – 24 ACT or 1100 SAT (Critical Reading & Math combined)

Eligibility for transfer students:

  • Must be projected to complete bachelor’s degree in 4 years or les
  • Minimum 3.75 GPA on 4.0 scale (non-developmental courses)
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities
  • No test scores required if student has completed at least 15 college credits (with no grade lower than a “B”)

Eligibility for current PQC students:

  • Minimum of a 4.0 GPA
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership abilities
  • No disciplinary offenses

Requirements for Renewal:

  • Must maintain a 3.5 GPA every semester
  • Must apply for at least three (3) external scholarships per semester
  • Must be on a pace to graduate from PQC in four (4) years or less for non-transfer Scholars and three (3) years or less for transfer Scholars
  • No disciplinary offenses

Honors Scholarship

Renewable partial scholarship offered to first-time freshmen for up to eight (8) consecutive semesters (four (4) years).

Awards: $500 per year


  • High school graduate
  • Must enroll full time
  • Minimum 3.25 GPA on 4.0 scale or
  • Minimum test scores – 20 ACT or 950 SAT (Critical Reading and Math combined)


  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Be enrolled full time

Richard Allen Servant Leaders Scholarship

Renewable partial scholarship offered to first-time freshmen and transfer students who have displayed exceptional leadership skills or demonstrated the potential for becoming outstanding leaders.

Awards: $500 per year


  • Demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and/or potential
  • Must be enrolled full-time


  • Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA, commit no disciplinary offenses, remain enrolled full-time, and satisfy at least one of the following requirements:
  • Lead an existing student organization
  • Create a new student organization
  • Lead at least one servant leadership project on/off campus

Cristo Rey Scholarship

Renewable partial scholarship offered to first-time freshmen graduating from a Cristo Rey Network high school. Applicants must commit to attending Paul Quinn College by May 1.  Awards: $1,000 per year


  • Cristo Rey Network Graduate
  • Enroll full time


  • Maintain 2.75 cumulative GPA
  • Remain enrolled full-timeime
  • No disciplinary offenses

Recruiting and Retention Scholarship

Renewable scholarship awarded to new and current PQC students who recruit and retain a new Quinnite.

Awards: $500 for each semester the recruited student (s) are enrolled at PQC beyond the Census Date.

Eligibility for current students:

  • Student being recruited must sign Enrollment Agreement and pay full Registration Fee by May 1
  • Must complete registration process by May 1

Eligibility for new students:

  • Must sign Enrollment Agreement and pay full Registration Fee by May 1
  • Student being recruited must sign Enrollment Agreement and pay full Registration Fee by May 1


  • Both students (recruiter and recruit) must continue to enroll at Paul Quinn College in order to receive credit
  • Neither the recruiter or the recruit may have a disciplinary infraction

PQC Legacy Scholarship

Renewable partial scholarship only awarded to incoming and current students who attend the college based on the recommendation of a family member who is a PQC student or alum. The Scholarship award is given after approved by the College President.

Awards: $1,000 per year


  • Must sign Enrollment Agreement and pay Registration Fee by

May 1.

  • Must enroll full time


  • Must maintain a good academic standing
  • Remain enrolled full time


Important Note for All Institution Scholarships: Per institutional policy, no refunds will be awarded from institutional scholarships. All external scholarship money earned will replace or reduce any institutional scholarships, unless awarded directly to the student.


The William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program is the largest federal student loan program. Under this program, the U.S. Department of Education is your lender. There are four types of Direct Loans available:

  • Direct Subsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need to help cover the costs of higher education at a college or career school.
  • Direct Unsubsidized Loans are loans made to eligible undergraduate, graduate, and professional students, but in this case, the student does not have to demonstrate financial need to be eligible for the loan.
  • Direct PLUS Loans are loans made to graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students to help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.
  • Direct Consolidation Loans allow you to combine all of your eligible federal student loans into a single loan with a single loan servicer.

Upon application to the college, you will be packaged for the amount of Federal Direct Loan eligibility based on your admission status. Ex. Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior/Dependent and Independent. Please click here for more information on eligibility amounts.

How To Apply

Apply for Benefits

Applying for your VA education benefits can be done in just a few steps:

  • Consult with the VA Certifying Official—located in our Financial Aid office. Mildred Martinez @ or by phone to 214-379-5497. This official has application forms and can help you apply.
  • Call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551) to have the application mailed to you or to discuss more benefit options.

After you apply, use VA’s interactive map to find out how quickly your regional office is processing education claims. Your education benefits are processed at one of four specialized regional claims processing centers in Atlanta; Buffalo, NY; Muskogee, OK; and St. Louis, MO.



Schedule of Fees
2016-2017 (rev. May 2016)
Full-time On Campus
On Campus (Full-time)   Fall Spring Year
Tuition1 (12-16 credit hours)  $            2,909.00  $           2,909.00  $             5,818.00
Dormitory Room  $            1,500.00  $           1,500.00  $             3,000.00
Meal Plan2  $            1,500.00  $           1,500.00  $             3,000.00
Campus / Building Use Fee  $               200.00  $              200.00  $                400.00
Technology Fee  $               500.00  $              500.00  $             1,000.00
Health Services Fee3  $               250.00  $              250.00  $                500.00
Student Activity Fee  $               300.00  $              300.00  $                600.00
Books4  $                       –  $                      –  $                        –
Estimated Total On Campus with Fees  $            7,159.00  $           7,159.00  $           14,318.00
Full-time Off Campus
Full-time Off Campus Fall Spring Year
Tuition1 (12-16 credit hours)  $            2,909.00  $           2,909.00  $             5,818.00
Meal Plan2  $               750.00  $              750.00  $             1,500.00
Campus / Building Use Fee  $               200.00  $              200.00  $                400.00
Technology Fee  $               500.00  $              500.00  $             1,000.00
Health Services Fee3  $               250.00  $              250.00  $                500.00
Student Activity Fee  $               300.00  $              300.00  $                600.00
Books4  $                       –  $                      –  $                        –
Estimated Total Costs with Fees  $            4,909.00  $           4,909.00  $             9,818.00
Part-time (6 Credit Hours)
Part-time (6 Credit Hours) Fall Spring Year
Tuition1  $            1,454.50  $           1,454.50  $             2,909.00
Meal Plan2  $               250.00  $              250.00  $                500.00
Campus / Building Use Fee  $               150.00  $              150.00  $                300.00
Technology Fee  $               250.00  $              250.00  $                500.00
Health Services Fee3  $               250.00  $              250.00  $                500.00
Student Activity Fee  $               150.00  $              150.00  $                300.00
Books4  $                       –  $                      –  $                        –
Estimated Total Costs with Fees  $            2,504.50  $           2,504.50  $             5,009.00



1) Tuition is computed at $242.42 per credit hour.  Part-time enrollment status, for Federal Financial Aid, is determined by a minimum of 6 credit hours.
2) Students living in College housing are required to participate in the 19-meal per week meal plan. Full-time off-campus students are required to participate in the 10-meal per week meal plan. Part-time students are required to participate in the 3-meal per week plan.
3) The Student Health Services Fee of $250 covers an Urgent Care Discounted Subscription Plan. (THIS IS NOT HEALTH INSURANCE). Optional PPACA Compliant Student Health Insurance is available.  All student-athletes are required to have their own PPACA Compliant Primary Health Insurance or purchase the college’s PPACA insurance plan.
4) Paul Quinn College has adopted an open source policy for textbooks for the majority of course materials.  There may be a limited number of required texts which are not available via open source and may generate a nominal fee to acquire or use.
The above information is provided as a guide to assist students in budgeting and planning for college enrollment.  Exact tuition and fees are available upon course enrollment and completion of the registration process.  The College reserves the right to update the above fee schedule at any time.  Fees and/or fines which me be incurred by a student, which are not typically included in Financial Aid budgeting, such as the late registration penalty or the add/drop fee are detailed in the current College catalog.

January 17 (T) – Federal financial aid grants applied to student account balance

January 17 (T) – Spring classes begin

February 1 (W) – Spring 12th class day (Academic & Financial Aid Certification Day, students must begin all classes for funding eligibility)

February 8 (W) – Spring excess credit balance (refund) check disbursements to students begin for returning students

February 20 (M) – Anticipated receipt date of federal loan funds from the Department of Education for new students

March 1 (W) – Priority Deadline for spring transfer/new students to complete 2017-2018 FAFSA

March 11-19 (Sa-Su) – Spring Break/No classes/College Open

March 21 (T) – 60% Date for Return of Title IV Federal Aid (R2T4) for students who drop all spring classes**

March 24 (F) – Last Day to Withdraw passing

April 7 (F) – Last date to apply for Federal direct student loans for spring term

April 14 (F) – Good Friday, campus closed and no classes

April 28 (F) – Last day spring classes

May 4 (Th) – Term Ends- Finals Week


*Payment Period = Classes that fall within the established payment periods (term) above will be eligible for funding, contingent on student eligibility as established by the federal methodology formulas, used by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

 All classes must begin and end within the payment period (term) AND be certified as attending to be eligible for Federal-aid assistance.


Dana Mingo



Mildred Martinez

Financial Aid Officer I

Veteran Certifying Official


Jessie Jackson

Financial Aid Officer II



Juanita Mendez

FA Intern

Student Workers