Financial Aid for Online Students

TCC Online believes in excellence in teaching, student services, student support, and faculty support. TCC Online is dedicated to delivering quality, industry-relevant courses for students who desire to continue their education, enhance their skills, and prepare themselves for further employment opportunities.

Financial Aid works with the TCC Online to ensure distance learning students receive the same quality of services and support as students on campus. Our goal at the TCC Financial Aid Office is to provide you with accurate and complete information in a courteous environment. Our staff will make every effort to address your specific situation, and even if your questions require expertise outside our office, we will attempt to put you in contact with the person who can provide the assistance you need. For your security, all correspondence with financial aid is sent to your TCC email account and should be monitored daily.

Frequently Asked Questions

How is attendance checked in an online class?

Your professor will have some type of activity during the first week of class. This will allow instructors to verify your attendance for financial aid disbursements to occur. The number of classes you have attendance verified will reflect your enrollment status.

Does Satisfactory Academic Progress apply to distance learning students?

Satisfactory Academic Progress applies to distance learning students. You should review the Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid. The standards for every student are checked at the end of each term. Failure to meet the established standards may result in the cancelation of your aid, even if you have been awarded for that term.

When are the financial aid deadlines and disbursement for online students?

Last Day to Complete a Financial Aid file

Financial aid files, the documentation required to be awarded financial aid which includes the FAFSA, must be completed two weeks prior to the fee payment due date. If you miss this deadline, then be prepared to pay out-of-pocket for classes.

Financial Aid Disbursements

Online students have the same disbursement schedule as on campus students. Disbursement for eligible classes of verified attendance will begin no later than 21 business days after the start of class. First time borrowers: by Federal regulation, your loan funds cannot be disbursed until 30 days after the start of the term. Visit TCC’s Financial Aid Disbursements Dates webpage for more information.