General Financial Aid Information
TCC attempts to assist all students who demonstrate need for financial aid. Though the primary responsibility for funding a college education belongs to the student and his/her family, many students demonstrate need for financial assistance through the Federal formula for determining need. Students who apply for financial aid and demonstrate need, will be issued a financial aid "package" or award letter. Award letters are made up of scholarships, grants, service awards, loans and student employment.
TCC adheres to all Federal and State guidelines in administering financial aid, without regard to race, color, ethnicity, genetic information, national origin, gender, religion, marital status, disability or age. Need for all students is determined by the Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which is derived from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) submitted by the student each year. Once the U.S.Department of Education processes the FAFSA, the resulting Student Aid Report (SAR) is mailed to the applicant and TCC is sent an electronic version which is called the Institutional
Student Information Report or ISIR. You must list the TCC School Code 001533 on the FAFSA
in order for us to receive it electronically. It is the student's responsibility to make sure TCC has a copy of his/her information by including the TCC school code when filing the FAFSA.
Transient students, non-degree seeking students and students taking courses on an audit basis are ineligible for financial aid. Transient students should consult their home institution to see if they can participate in a consortium agreement. Also, students working on their GED do not qualify for financial aid.
Students convicted of possession or distribution of drugs, or who are in default on a student loan, or who owe a repayment of a Federal grant, may not be eligible for financial aid. Students should contact the Financial Aid Office immediately if any of these conditions apply.
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. Since it isn't always possible to meet a student's full need, students must pay attention to the difference between the cost of education as estimated by the Financial Aid Office and the actual amount of financial aid awarded. Remember, it may be necessary to pay some educational expense from personal funds.
Please view the status of your documents and awards on TCC Passport.