Financial Aid

We are here to help you pay for college.

Mission Statement:  Student Financial Aid Services at Tacoma Community College is committed to the equitable delivery of all available resources in an efficient and effective manner.  Our services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse population and to promote education, enhance employability and encourage student success.


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. (Don't forget to learn about financial literacy too.)

Office hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8 am – 5:00pm
Wednesdays 8am – 2:30 pm, 4pm – 5:0pm  (closed 2:30 – 4pm for meetings and trainings)

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 2022 January 27, 2022 February 22, 2022 March 10, 2022 March 28, 2022
Summer 2022 April 7, 2022 May 16, 2022 June 2, 2022 June 21, 2022
Fall 2022 priority* March 17, 2022 May 16, 2022 September 8, 2022 September 26, 2022
Fall 2022 May 26, 2022 May 16, 2022 September 8, 2022 September 26, 2022
Winter 2023 October 6, 2022 November 14, 2022 December 15, 2022 January 4, 2023
Spring 2023 January 26, 2023 February 21, 2023 March 16, 2023 April 3, 2023
Summer 2023 April 6, 2023 To be determined To be determined June 26, 2023

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



FAFSA and WASFA Completion Assistance

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

Gabriel "G" Dumbrique


Financial Aid Application Resources 

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