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You're in the right place to get all the information you need about qualifying for, applying for, and receiving financial aid. Below you will find step-by-step instructions walking you through the financial aid application process, as well as other helpful information and links.



Panola College requires students applying for grants or loans to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid form to the Department of Education. This application is used to determine federal and state grant eligibility. Our federal school code is 003600.

Excess funds release date is June 28, 2024.

Apply for Financial Aid

These steps are a general guideline. Your financial aid process may include more steps or less, depending on your eligibility and when you begin the process.

All official financial aid correspondence will go to the student's Panola College email address. Students may not receive federal financial aid at different colleges during the same semester.

STEP 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

STEP 2: Check your Panola College email. 

  • You will receive notification through your Panola College email about additional information that will be required once the FAFSA has been processed.

STEP 3: Log into your Student CampusConnect to complete any missing documents or additional paperwork required by the Department of Education.

  • Most forms can be completed and submitted online.
  • Forms listed in red are not available online and students will need to contact the Financial Aid Office for more information. Paper documents are also available by contacting fao@panola.edu.

STEP 4: Check Student CampusConnect for your financial aid offers. Please contact admissions@panola.edu if you do not have access to Student CampusConnect. 

STEP 5: Accept student loan(s) using a computer via your Student CampusConnect.

Apply for a Student Loan

You must be enrolled in six (6) credit hours to qualify for a loan.

STEP 1: Complete "How to Apply for Financial Aid" steps first

STEP 2: Complete the Entrance Counseling

STEP 3: Complete the Loan Agreement for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan (MPN)

STEP 4: Complete the Direct Loan Request form

Apply for Summer Aid (Open April - July)

*You must complete all steps below and courses must be included in your current degree plan. Students must be pursuing a degree at Panola College to receive financial aid.

Summer I - may 30 - July 3

1.    Must have completed the 2023-2024 FAFSA

2.    Submit all requested documents through Student Campus Connect

3.    Register in Summer I courses

4.    Complete Summer I Application (opens in April)

5.    Limited student loans available. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.


Summer II – July 8 – August 14

1.     Must have completed the 2023-2024 FAFSA

2.    Submit all requested documents through Student Campus Connect

3.    Register in Summer II courses

4.    Complete Summer II Application (opens in April)

Getting Your Money

Financial Aid recipients who have a remaining balance, after tuition, fees, and other outstanding debts will receive their excess funds on June 28, 2024.

Award amounts can be viewed through your Student Campus Connect

Students with credit balances may charge books and supplies through the Panola College Store. Visit their website for textbook purchasing dates or to place an online order. Books can be ordered using the student's Panola College ID number.

Cost of Attendance

Understanding Your Costs

Tuition & Fees: The average cost of tuition and fees for a typical undergraduate student based on full-time or part-time enrollment. Full-time undergraduate = 30 hours per year

Living Expenses: A reasonable estimate of what it would cost to live in our area while attending school. Actual costs may vary by individual choices related to location and circumstances. Average costs are calculated based on whether you are living on campus, off-campus, or at home.

Books & Supplies: The average cost of books and supplies for a typical student for an entire academic year.

Travel: Average transportation expenses for at-home students and off-campus students are based on an average 30-mile round trip to campus.

Miscellaneous: Average expenses are calculated based on potential expenses that you may incur based on whether you are living on campus, off-campus, or at-home with your parents.

2023-2024 In-District Cost of Attendance
BASED ON 15 CREDIT HOURS FOR FALL AND SPRING Panola County Home with Parents Panola County On-Campus Panola County Off-Campus
Tuition $990 $990 $990
Fees $1,860 $1,860 $1,860
Books/Supplies $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Living Expense/Food $5,511 $6,860 $6,522
Personal $3,541 $3,541 $3,541
Travel $3,281 $3,281 $3,281
Total $16,683 $18,032 $17,694
2023-2024 Out-District Cost of Attendance
BASED ON 15 CREDIT HOURS FOR FALL AND SPRING Out of District Home w/ Parents Out of District On-Campus Out of District Off-Campus
Tuition $990 $990 $990
Fees $3,960 $3,960 $3,960
Books/Supplies $1,500 $1,500 $1,500
Living Expense/Food $5,511 $6,860 $6,522
Personal $3,541 $3,541 $3,541
Travel $3,281 $3,281 $3,281
Total $18,783 $20,132 $19,794

Federal Work-Study

The purpose of the work-study program is to provide work experience and financial assistance to eligible students of Panola College. Under this program a student can work part-time to earn money while enrolled in school. work-study is available for students who are enrolled full-time or part-time (minimum 6 hours). The program encourages work related to a student's course of study, whenever possible. A student must have financial need which is determined by completing the FAFSA application for Federal Aid. The current wage for work-study participants at Panola College is $10.00 per hour. Current participants are paid on a bi-weekly pay period through direct deposit. The maximum work week cannot exceed 19.5 hours; minimum work week will be determined by supervisor and will be scheduled around the students’ classes.

The College work-study program is administered by the Human Resources Office at Panola College. Students seeking employment may apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Await notification from the Financial Aid Office of your financial aid status. If awarded financial aid or have financial need and meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements, students should check with the Human Resources Office for current work-study positions available. Current positions that are available will be posted on the Human Resources jobs board as well as listed individually on the Employment website. Interested students may click on Open Positions shown above to review current positions available. The student allocations are determined by the availability of funds received from the federal and state resources and the student's eligibility.

Helpful Financial Aid Links and Forms

SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) Every student that receives financial aid is required to make Satisfactory Academic Progress. Review the College Catalog for more information on SAP. 

Financial Aid Appeal Form - If you have lost FSA eligibility, complete the Financial Aid Appeal Form. 

FAFSA Filing Waiver - Panola College requires students who are receiving an institutional scholarship to file the FAFSA for additional assistance for their education. The FAFSA filing waiver may be filed by a student to waive their right to be considered for any federal or state financial assistance.

Financial Aid Cancellation Form - Please complete this form if you would like to cancel Financial Aid for an upcoming semester.

Exemption Form - Please complete this form and attach any needed documents for Texas State Exemptions.

Federal Work-Study - Federal Work-Study information and applications are available in the Human Resources Office.

IRS Income Tax Transcript - You can request a copy of your IRS income tax transcript online, by mail, or by calling 1-800-908-9946.

Hazlewood Act - The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does not include living expenses, books, or supply fees.

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When is the deadline for submitting the FAFSA?

The FAFSA and all necessary paperwork should be completed before your bill is due for the semester.

When do we get excess funds?

Fall 2021 financial aid excess funds will be dispersed on September 30, 2021.

How do I get a loan?

You MUST be enrolled in 6 credit hours to qualify for loans:

  • Complete "Applying for Financial Aid" steps first
  • Complete the Entrance Counseling 
  • Complete the Loan agreement for Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan (MPN)
  • Complete the Direct Loan Request form

See "Apply for a Student Loan" for more information on the Financial Aid page.

Where can I get an update on the status of my financial aid?

You can find your log into Student CampusConnect and select "Review Financial Aid".

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Contact us:

Email: fao@panola.edu

Phone: 903-693-2035

Fax: 903-693-1122


Mission Statement

The Financial Aid Office is committed to providing a high level of service and support to the students of Panola College. By providing this support, we allow students to achieve their educational goals through the removal of financial barriers or obstacles on their road toward attending college.



Return to Title IV

Policy on Return to Title IV (R2T4) - The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) requires schools to calculate a R2T4 for students that stop attending class, or totally withdraw before the 60% point of the semester. This could result in the school having to refund federal funds to the USDOE. The funds will be returned in the following order: Unsubsidized loan funds, Subsidized loan funds, then the Pell Grant funds. The student is then responsible for paying the school the amount that was refunded.