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Attention - Students receiving financial aid must take classes that start and end within the term dates below:

  • Fall 2018             August 13, 2018 - December 31, 2018
  • Spring 2019        January 1, 2019 - May 12, 2019
  • Summer 2019     May 13, 2019 - August 11, 2019


How We Commmunicate with You

After initial class registration, all official electronic correspondence between financial aid and students will be via email. It is imperative you check your CTC EagleMail (student email) on a regular basis.

About Your CTC Financial Aid File

Your financial aid file must be completed and an award accepted by:

  • Fall semester - June 1
  • Spring semester - October 1
  • Summer semester - April 1

Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Applicants are eligible for the funds available at the time their application files are completed and admission to the college is confirmed. Late applicants should make arrangements to pay their own registration expenses.

Earlier FAFSA Submission Date

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) should be submitted for each award year in which you are or plan to be a student. Eligibility for federal student aid does not carry over from one award year to the next.

Submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.

Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students are required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) must report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.

Financial Aid

State & Federal money intended to help students meet the cost of attendance.

Money borrowed from the government or private lenders. 

Gift aid awarded by the CTC Foundation Office or outside organizations.

State & Federal program that allows students to earn a portion of their educational expenses through part-time employment.

  • Information is available regarding military educational benefits, Selective Service registration compliance, veteran benefits and vocational rehabilitation (Texas campuses only). More...
  • A consortium agreement is a contract between two colleges/universities that recognizes your registration at each location for financial aid purposes. Learn more...

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