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 normal summer 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 Submit Financial Aid Application Tuition Deadline Quarter Begins
Fall 2018 May 24, 2018 September 6, 2018 September 24, 2018
Winter 2019 October 4, 2018 December 13, 2018 January 2, 2019
Spring 2019 January 24, 2019 March 14, 2019 April 1, 2019
Summer 2019 April 4, 2019 TBD June 24, 2019
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!