Eligibility for Financial Aid
Financial aid is only available for classes that are required for your current degree plan.
Learn more about Financial Aid degree program requirements and expectations, and view our most frequently asked questions.
|FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)||TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid)|
|Who can apply||U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens||Non-citizens and those who are undocumented (local residents of Texas for TCC tuition purposes)|
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.
How do I apply for financial aid?
Follow our instructions if you're a:
- U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen applying for FAFSA
- Non-citizen/undocumented person (with established Tarrant County residency) applying for TASFA
Residency is based on information provided in your admissions application but can be reviewed for reclassification any time after you are enrolled. Visit our residency page for information regarding establishing residency.
If you need assistance understanding or updating your residency classification, contact your campus Admissions and Registrar Office.
How is my eligibility for different types of aid determined?
Your eligibility for financial need (and potential financial awards) is established after you complete the FAFSA process.
There are two components used to determine financial need:
- Cost of Attendance (COA): This is provided by the college.
- Your expected family contribution (EFC): This is provided once you complete your FAFSA.
To determine your financial need, your EFC is subtracted from the budgeted COA.
Financial awards are given based on your financial need. TCC reviews your eligibility for Pell grants first, followed by consideration for additional federal, state, and/or institutional grants. If there is still an unmet need remaining, TCC will award optional aid, such as work-study and/or student loans.
Updated October 09, 2023