Financial Aid for Continuing Education (Non-Credit)
If you're taking a continuing education (CE) workforce course, your tuition can be funded with the Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG). CE TPEG funding is available if you're an eligible student with demonstrated need, and you enroll in continuing education workforce courses.
You may also apply for scholarship opportunities with the TCC Foundation.
How much of my school costs will CE TPEG funding cover?
You may be awarded up to $400 per quarter with an annual maximum of $1,600. Award is tuition-based only.
You are responsible for purchasing your books and paying any remaining unpaid tuition.
If you are enrolled in certain higher cost programs, you may receive higher quarterly amounts but are still subject to the $1,600 annual limit.
Am I eligible for a CE TPEG grant?
To be eligible for a CE TPEG grant, you must:
- Demonstrate financial need,
- Enroll in a state formula-funded class,
- State formula-funded classes are career or occupational courses and can be identified in WebAdvisor by the 4th character in the course rubric (I.e., ACNT-1002). Generally, all course rubrics with a letter other than X in the 4th character are approved for stating funding and are eligible for TPEG awards.
- Have your academic progress evaluated annually in August, and
- Receive a grade of CR in 50% of the courses for which you enroll, in order to maintain your eligibility for the next academic year.
If you receive other tuition assistance resources, you may not be eligible for CE TPEG.
If you have been awarded financial aid for credit courses (by completing your FAFSA), you are ineligible for CE TPEG during the same academic year.
How do I apply for a CE TPEG grant?
Funding is limited and priority is given to early applicants, so you should apply as soon as possible.
You will need to apply each academic year in order to be eligible for the grant.
To apply for the CE TPEG grant, you must:
- Apply for admission to TCC
- Register for CE classes through WebAdvisor
- Complete and sign the Continuing Education Financial Aid application (PDF)Listen
- Gather signed copies of the following documents:
- 2017 IRS tax return (yours and your spouse's, if married)
- 2017 W-2 (for non-tax filer only; yours and your spouse's, if married)
- Dependent students only: Parent's 2017 IRS tax return or 2017 W-2s (for non-tax filer only)
- Submit your completed CE TPEG application and all required tax forms to your campus Student Financial Aid Services office
An award letter detailing your eligibility for aid will be mailed to you within approximately 2 to 4 weeks. Make sure your home address and phone number are up-to-date with the Registrar's office.
For more information or help with the CE TPEG application, visit your campus Student Financial Aid Services office.
Updated September 11, 2019