Applying for Financial Aid

Students who apply for financial aid, and demonstrate need, will be issued a financial aid "package," or better known as an award letter, made up of one or more of the five basic sources of financial aid: scholarships, grants, service awards, loans and student employment. Though the Financial Aid Office makes every effort to meet a student's demonstrated financial need for educational expense with the sources available, it is not always possible to do so.  

TCC attempts to assist all students who demonstrate need for financial aid utilizing the programs we administer. Though the primary responsibility for funding a college education belongs to the student and his or her family, many students demonstrate need for financial assistance through the federal formula for determining need, called Federal Methodology.

You can find more information about financial aid opportunities at Tallahassee Community College below.  You can also visit TCC Financial Aid TV to view our library of videos designed to help you understand the financial aid process.


Students who wish to apply for financial aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at

Presente la Solicitud Gratuita de Ayuda Federal para Estudiantes:  Empezar Aquí FAFSA

You need to first apply for a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at You will need one for yourself and if your parents are signing electronically, they will also need to apply for a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID).

You can also print out a copy of the signature page, collect all signatures and send it to the address on the form. Remember, do not send the signature page to the school, but do send it to the Federal processor.

TCC's school code is 001533 and if you are using the Internet to apply on-line and have trouble with the website, call (800) 433-3243 for help.

Students must re-apply for financial aid each academic year


Verification and Other Documents


Students selected for verification must submit all documents requested to the Financial Aid Office before an award can be issued. Please send all documents as quickly as possible as failure will result in delays. In most cases, it is the Federal Government who selects the student for verification; however, there are instances when information seems inconsistent and the Financial Aid Office will select students for verification.

Other Documents

Some students who fail to match information of other Federal agencies may be required to submit documentation to verify the information they have put on their FAFSA. Some agencies that might return a failed match are the Social Security Administration, Immigration and Naturalization, and Selective Service. The Financial Aid Office will notify you via your TCC email account if any problems are identified in these areas and inform you of the action you need to take.

Applying for TCC Financial Aid

TCC no longer has an institutional financial aid application. Every student must submit a FAFSA and enrollment must be accepted prior to being considered for financial aid. 


Outside Scholarships

Students are required to report all scholarships received from sources other than TCC to the Financial Aid Office. This is required by the Federal Government and the funds received will be included toward the student's need for financial aid. Click here for more information about scholarships.