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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

The TCC Financial Aid office is closed, but working remotely.

Contact Information

Be sure to include your student ID number in your email, or your name and date of birth.
We will try our best to respond within 2 business days.

Phone: 253-566-5080  
You will need to leave a voicemail.  Be sure to say your name and callback number clearly, and include your student ID number if you have one.
We will try our best to respond within 2 business days. 

Fax: 253-460-2020

You may submit documents by one of three ways
  • by mail:
    Financial Aid Services
    Tacoma Community College
    6501 S. 19th St., Bldg. 14
    Tacoma, WA 98466

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 File Completion Date (deadline date) Class Open Enrollment Begins Tuition is Due Quarter Begins
Spring 2020 January 23, 2020 February 18, 2020 March 12, 2020 April 6, 2020
Summer 2020 April 2, 2020 May 26, 2020 June 11, 2020 June 29, 2020
Fall 2020 May 28, 2020 June 8, 2020 September 3, 2020 September 21, 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 Assistance

Please feel free to contact us via email to help you with financial aid completion.

FAFSA Completion Help via email

 FAFSA Assistance Chatbot

You can use the FAFSA assistance chatbot if you're a Senior in High School, returning college student, or non-traditional student applying to college for the first time.

  • Free to use.
  • Always ready to help.
  • Powered by AI technology.

Note: This chatbot is a third-party service.

FAFSA Chatbot


Financial Aid Application Resources 

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