Eligibility Requirements

To receive federal student aid, the following requirements must be met:

  1. Enroll or be accepted for enrollment in an associate degree or credit certificate program - at least 3 credit hours for most programs.
    • Financial Aid is only available for classes that are required for your eligible active academic program. View our frequently asked questions. (PDF will open in a new window)
    • Note: Summer transient students (university students attending TCC for summer only) are not eligible for aid at TCC because they are not pursuing a degree or certificate from TCC.
  2. Maintain the Financial Aid Standards of Academic Progress (SAP).
  3. Be either a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen.*
  4. Register with Selective Service. (Males between ages of 18-25)
  5. Not have been convicted of an offense involving the possession or sale of an illegal substance, or have successfully completed a qualified drug rehabilitation program.
  6. Not owe a refund on a federal loan or be in default on a federal education loan.
  7. Have a high school diploma or GED.
  8. Have a valid Social Security number.*
  9. For most programs, demonstrate need as determined by the FAFSA.
  10. Not be incarcerated in a state or federal prison.
  11. Begin attendance in all classes each semester.

*Instructions are available for undocumented students (Admitted under Senate Bill 1528), or students benefiting from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) who may qualify for State and TCC Financial Aid only. (PDF will open in a new window)

Apply now for federal student aid.


Updated April 10, 2015


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