To assist you, please use the resources and 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!

Attention - Students receiving financial aid must take classes that are on your academic program and that start and end within each of the term dates below:

  • Fall 2019            August 12, 2019 - December 31, 2019
  • Spring 2020        January 1, 2020 - May 10, 2020
  • Summer 2020     May 11, 2020 - August 9, 2020

Financial Aid Processing

Start now, don’t wait! Processing a financial aid file can take several weeks and it is important that students start the steps to financial aid early in the year.

Your financial aid file should be completed and an offer acknowledged by:

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

After these dates, 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.

Census Date and Financial Aid Eligibility

In accordance with federal regulations, the Office of Financial Aid will recalculate Federal and State aid based on the enrollment status as of the census date for a class. The census date is the point at which your enrollment is locked for financial aid purposes, and it typically coincides with the last date you can drop classes for a full tuition refund. Awards that are affected by the census date are:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
  • Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants, College Affordability Grant
  • Direct Loans

How We Communicate 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.

Earlier FAFSA Submission Date

The 2020-2021 FAFSA is now available! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be submitted as early as October 1st and should be submitted for each academic year in which you are or plan to be a student. Eligibility for federal student aid does not carry over from one academic year to the next.

Financial Aid

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

Money borrowed through the government loan programs. 

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.

  • If you are trying to budget for the upcoming school year, check out the estimated cost of attendance (COA) for the specific academic year. More...
  • 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. More...

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