Apply for Aid


Applying for and receiving your financial aid could be the most important step to reach your goals at TCC. Below is important information about applying for financial aid.

Remember, your file is not considered complete until we have received all required documents and all discrepancies have been resolved.

Important Dates

Students must apply for aid every year. At TCC, the school year begins fall quarter and ends summer 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 Deadline Class Open Enrollment Begins Tuition is Due Quarter Begins
Summer 2024 April 4, 2024 May 20, 2024 June 6, 2024 June 24, 2024
Fall 2024 July 11, 2024 May 20, 2024 Sept. 5, 2024 Sept. 23, 2024
Winter 2025 Oct. 11, 2024 Nov. 12, 2024 Dec. 19, 2024 Jan. 6, 2025


Steps to pay for college


Final Checklist

You have completed your financial aid application at TCC when...

  • You have applied for admission to TCC
  • Your FAFSA information has been received by our office and it contains accurate information and all comments and requests for additional information have been resolved

What Happens Next?

  • When your file is complete, we will review your application materials. We will contact you via email if we need additional information or if we find discrepancies that must be resolved.
  • Please check your TCC email regularly and respond to us promptly.
  • You will receive an emailed award notification listing your financial aid awards.
  • TCC partners with BankMobile to deliver your remaining financial aid funds after your tuition has been paid. Please make sure TCC has your correct mailing address. Once you complete your financial aid application, instructions on how to select your refund preference with BankMobile will be mailed to you. For more information about BankMobile, visit this link:

Read Me! Important Information

  • If you miss the file completion date for the quarter you want to start school, you can still attend, but you should be prepared to pay for your own tuition and books, as any financial aid you may be eligible to receive would not be ready until sometime after the start of the quarter.
  • Students must apply for aid each year, not every quarter.
  • Classes fill up quickly. Do not wait to enroll!
  • Given the volume of applications, completed applications of students enrolled in classes will be reviewed first.

Common Pitfalls to Avoid

  • Waiting too long to begin the process!
    You should start the application process well before the deadline date for the quarter you want to start.
  • Not reviewing your Student Aid Report (SAR).
    You are responsible for ensuring the information on it is complete and accurate. Respond promptly to any comments.
  • Not reading and following directions carefully.
    Take the time to do this - it will save you time in the long run.