Three to five business days after submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), TCC will receive a copy of your FAFSA application. You may be contacted via your TCC email for a process called verification.
Verification is the process your school uses to confirm that the data reported on your FAFSA is accurate. TCC has the authority to contact you for documentation that supports income and other information that you reported.
Approximately 30 percent of students at TCC are selected for verification a year.
What happens if I'm selected for verification?
If your Student Aid Report is selected for verification, you must:
- Complete the IRS Data Retrieval Tool through FAFSA or contact the IRS to obtain a a copy of your most recent Federal Tax Return Transcript (and your parents' transcript(s), if applicable) and submit it/them to our office.
- Submit an Independent Institutional Verification Form(Link will take you to WebAdvisor. Log in to complete form.) Required for independent students.
- Submit a Dependent Institutional Verification Form(Link will take you to WebAdvisor. Log in to complete form.) Required for dependent students.
All paperwork must be complete and submitted before an award letter is processed for you. Financial aid is awarded on first-come, first-served basis.
If you do not have an award letter from Tarrant County College, you do not have financial aid. You may be required to pay your tuition and fee cost up front and be reimbursed during the semester, if you are eligible for funding.
Updated January 20, 2023