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2015 Tax Return Update for Verification Purposes
We will now be able to accept a signed copy of 2015 tax returns for 17/18!
With the impact of the suspension of the Internal Revenue Service Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT), schools were given the option of using a signed paper copy of the 2015 income tax return that was used by the tax filer for submission to the IRS in lieu of using the IRS DRT or obtaining an IRS transcript.

New Student Email News!

US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens:

APPLY for Financial Aid by completing the FAFSA 

Attending classes in Fall 2017, Spring 2018, and/or Summer 2018?  Complete the 2017/2018 FAFSA (Deadline 6/30/2018)

Attending classes in Fall 2018, Spring 2019, and/or Summer 2019?  Complete the 2018/2019 FAFSA (Deadline 6/30/2019)

For more information, go to: Applying Step by Step  

Students who are not US Citizens or Eligible Non-Citizens should complete the California Dream Act Application to apply for Financial Aid- see link on the left for additional information

If you need to submit a tax transcript or W2(s) for financial aid verification purposes- you may request and view/download your transcript and/or W2(s) directly from the IRS.  Click here for information and access to the IRS Get Transcript ONLINE tool.


Document Submission
Completed forms and documents may be submitted to our Office:
(Please include your full name and Palomar ID number on all pages)

  • In person or by U. S. mail to either the San Marcos campus or Escondido Center;
  • Emailed as a PDF attachment from the student’s Palomar Email account to ,
    (exception–Student Loan Applications cannot be accepted through email);
  • We will not accept documents by fax.

All applications for financial assistance programs; grants, work compensations, student loans, special funds, etc. will be considered by Palomar Community College District without regard to race, color, national origin, gender or disability.

Last modified on May 24, 2018

You can now fill out your 2018/2019 FAFSA! Please go online at

For Dream Act, go online at:

Financial Aid Add/Drop Deadline (Freeze Dates)
Class schedule must be finalized
(Including Late Start classes) by:

Summer 2018: June 19, 2018
Spring 2018: February 19, 2018
Fall 2017: September 12, 2017

Click here for more information on Freeze Dates