FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION PROCEDURE AND PROCESS

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The 2014-2015 FAFSA application is for the fall 2014, spring 2015 and summer 2015 terms.
1. After January 1, and after completing the 2013 federal income tax return, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

2. Students must file their FAFSA application electronically. Students may access “FAFSA on the Web” at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov. Be sure to use the 2014-2015 FAFSA on the Web.

3. After the FAFSA application is sent to the federal processor, the student will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in approximately one to six weeks from the U. S. Department of Education. The student must carefully review the instructions on the SAR. If the SAR is incorrect, refer to the instructions on the SAR for correction information. 

Students may monitor the progress of their financial aid application through the Financial Aid Dashboard by logging on to the MYTC portal account using their CWID and pin number. The Financial Aid and Scholarships office will notify the student via email of any additional information needed. The email will instruct the student to check their Financial Aid Dashboard for the additional information requested.

Once all requirements are complete and the student meets all the eligibility requirements, the Financial Aid and Scholarships office will complete the file. The student will receive an email notifying them of the update to their application. The email will instruct the student to log into their MYTCC portal account and view their awards in the Financial Aid Dashboard. The awards will list the types and amounts of financial aid the student have been awarded.

4. Other applications for financial aid, including BIA or Tribal Grants, outside agency scholarships, or Vocational Rehabilitation should be submitted by their individual application deadline. Each agency will have its own application forms and deadlines. Follow the instructions carefully, as funds are limited.

5. Complete the TCC Application for Admission through the college’s website at www.tulsacc.edu. To receive financial aid, a student must be admitted as a degree-seeking student in an eligible degree or certificate program.

6. Request official academic transcripts from previously attended high schools, post-secondary schools, colleges, and universities. All transcripts must be on file to receive financial aid.

7. Respond quickly to requests for additional information by all TCC offices to avoid delays. To ensure that financial aid will be available by the start of the term, students MUST have their FAFSA application completed, and all requirements satisfied on or before the financial aid priority deadline. Financial aid priority deadlines are June 1 for fall term, November 1 for spring term and April 1 for summer term. Early application is encouraged as some funds are limited.

8. All first-time student loan borrowers at TCC are required to participate in entrance counseling. Online entrance counseling may be completed at www.studentloans.gov. Students will need to complete the Master Promissory Note in addition to entrance counseling.

9. According to federal guidelines, student loans must always come in two disbursements per loan period, and delivery to first-year, first-time borrowers must be delayed for at least 30 days. Additional information is available on our website: www.tulsacc.edu/finaid.

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