Financial Aid

We are here to help you pay for college.


Nearly 60 percent of all TCC students receive some kind of financial aid to help pay for school. Here’s how we can help you make an investment in your education.

Our regular office hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm; Wednesday from 8:00am-2:30pm.

We are located in Bldg. 14.

You can mail applications and forms to our office at:

Financial Aid Services
Tacoma Community College
6501 S. 19th St., Bldg. 14
Tacoma, WA 98466

Phone: 253-566-5080
Fax: 253-460-2020

When should I apply for financial aid?

When applying for financial aid make sure to start the process at least six weeks before the deadline. Because some funds are limited and awarded to eligible priority applicants only, this will give you the best shot at getting the maximum amount of aid possible. Don’t forget: All students must apply for aid every school year. At TCC the school year starts with the fall quarter.

What Quarter Do You Want to Start?

Below you will find new quarter start dates and file completion deadlines.


Quarter You Want To Start Financial Aid Application Deadline Tuition Deadline Quarter Begins
Spring 2019 January 24, 2019 March 14, 2019 April 1, 2019
Summer 2019 April 4, 2019 June 6, 2019 June 24, 2019
 Fall 2019 – priority*  March 14, 2019  September 5, 2019  September 23, 2019
 Fall 2019 – final  May 23, 2019  September 5, 2019  September 23, 2019
 Winter 2020  October 3, 2019  TBD  January 2, 2020
 Spring 2020  January 23, 2020  TBD  March 30, 2020
 Summer 2020  April 2, 2020  TBD  TBD
Other Academic Deadlines

Financial aid application resources 

Applying for financial aid involves careful documentation. Please read the following information thoroughly - we want you to succeed!