Start Now Don’t Wait—Processing a financial aid file can take several weeks and it is important that students start early in the year. A FAFSA must be completed once a year and as soon as you complete your tax return. If possible, this is best done before March 15 because of the priority deadline of June 1. There is more to the financial aid process than completing the FAFSA.

To assist you, please review the checklist below and use the resources/tools displayed to the right. Should you need to contact us, our hours and contact information are also found on the right-hand side of the page. We look forward to serving you!

Your CTC Financial Aid Checklist

Follow these steps to obtain Financial Aid at CTC. Contact if you have questions.

  1. Apply for admission to CTC.

  2. Apply for the FAFSA each year as soon as possible but NO LATER THAN June 1 at The school code is 004003. CTC receives the FAFSA within 3-4 business days.

  3. Check your student EagleMail account!
    a. If notified that you are selected for verification, provide requested information.
    b. If not selected for verification, FAFSA is processed and completed.

  4. If eligible, accept award on WebAdvisor.

  5. Register for classes and pay any balance you may owe after financial aid is applied.

  6. Ten days before the start date of each class, financial aid is released to the business office to pay for classes and allow bookstore charging.

  7. Sign up for direct deposit so any balance will go straight to your account. Checks are processed in accordance with federal regulations, approximately 30 days after the beginning of class.

  8. Reapply annually on

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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