Admissions Requirements for Financial Aid
In order to receive Financial Aid, students must be fully admitted to TCC. To be fully admitted students must submit a TCC Admissions Application, and submit official transcripts from high school and previously attended colleges/universities. Students must also submit ACT or GED scores, if available. If a student's admission is incomplete financial aid will not be processed. To better understand admission requirements students should contact an Enrollment Services Office.
To receive Financial Aid, a student must be admitted as a degree-seeking student in an eligible degree or certificate program. Students who fail to enroll in an eligible major will not have their financial aid processed. Students can change their major through Enrollment Services.
Requests for official GED or ACT scores, academic transcripts from previously attended high schools, post-secondary schools, colleges, and universities must be satisfied by the student. All transcripts and test scores must be on file to receive Financial Aid.
Students who start school for the first time after July 1, 2012 must either have a valid high school diploma or official GED scores in order to receive Financial Aid. In years past, students who did not have a diploma or GED scores were allowed to demonstrate ability-to-benefit (ATB) through standardized tests in order to establish aid eligibility. Schools are no longer allowed to use the ability-to-benefit method for aid eligibility for students starting school after July 1, 2012. Transcripts and tests scores can only be submitted to Enrollment Services. Financial Aid offices cannot process transcripts.