Apply for Aid

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Applying for and receiving your financial aid could be the most important step to reach your goals at TCC. Below is important information about applying for financial aid.

Remember, your file is not considered complete until we have received all required documents and all discrepancies have been resolved.

Important Dates

Students must apply for aid every year. At TCC, the school year begins fall quarter and ends summer 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

 

Steps to pay for college

 

 

Final Checklist

You have completed your financial aid application at TCC when...

  • You have applied for admission to TCC
  • Your FAFSA information has been received by our office and it contains accurate information and all comments and requests for additional information have been resolved
  • We have received your completed TCC institutional form

What Happens Next?

  • When your file is complete, we will review your application materials. We will contact you via email if we need additional information or if we find discrepancies that must be resolved.
  • Please check your TCC email regularly and respond to us promptly.
  • You will receive an emailed award notification listing your financial aid awards.

Read Me! Important Information

  • If you miss the file completion date for the quarter you want to start school, you can still attend, but you should be prepared to pay for your own tuition and books, as any financial aid you may be eligible to receive would not be ready until sometime after the start of the quarter.
  • Students must apply for aid each year, not every quarter.
  • Classes fill up quickly. Do not wait to enroll!
  • Given the volume of applications, completed applications of students enrolled in classes will be reviewed first.

Common Pitfalls to Avoid

  • Waiting too long to begin the process!
    You should start the application process well before the deadline date for the quarter you want to start.
  • Not reviewing your Student Aid Report (SAR).
    You are responsible for ensuring the information on it is complete and accurate. Respond promptly to any comments.
  • Not reading and following directions carefully.
    Take the time to do this - it will save you time in the long run.