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New Chances

At TCC, we welcome students from all walks of life, including those who have been involved with the criminal justice system. Our New Chances program provides personalized support for students in Pierce County to pursue their education after release from incarceration. We know that education is an important stepping stone to a better life. We also know how challenging it can be to attend school while working and re-entering the community. We are here to help.

New Chances provides assistance with:

  • Enrollment at TCC
  • Choosing classes and a career path
  • Financial aid
  • Referrals to community resources that assist with housing, offer counseling and support services
    Note: For immediate information on community resources, call 211 by dialing 2-1-1 or 877-211-9274.



TCC also provides educational opportunity for currently incarcerated individuals at Mission Creek Corrections Center for Women and Washington Corrections Center for Women. We provide:

  • High school completion
  • Career training
  • Associates Degree programs