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.

Regular office hours: 

Monday-Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Closed on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.

We are located in Bldg. 14.

You can mail applications and forms to our office:
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 Class Open Enrollment Begins Tuition Deadline Quarter Begins
Fall 2019: Priority* March 14, 2019 May 20, 2019 September 5, 2019 September 23, 2019
Fall 2019: Final May 23, 2019 May 20, 2019 September 5, 2019 September 23, 2019
Winter 2020 October 3, 2019 November 12, 2019 December 12, 2019 January 2, 2020
Spring 2020 January 23, 2020 February 18, 2020 March 12, 2020 March 30, 2020
Summer 2020 April 2, 2020 May 18, 2020 TBD June 22, 2020

*After the priority deadline, some Financial Aid funds are limited and based on availability only.




Financial Aid Completion Help is Available


FAFSA and WASFA Completion Workshops

Every Thursday afternoon from 1pm - 4pm, in Bldg. 8 Room 12.*

Individual appointments for FAFSA completion are available.

*Workshops scheduled from Dec. 12-Jan. 9 have been canceled. Workshops will resume on Jan. 9, 2020.

FAFSA Completion Help


Financial Aid Application Resources 

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