Central Texas College

Steps to Financial Aid

The Steps to Financial Aid provides guidelines to get you started in the CTC financial aid process.

Step 1:
Initiate an Application for Admission to CTC. We cannot process any financial aid for you if you are not admitted to the college. Call or visit the Admissions Office to determine what you will need for enrollment. If you are currently enrolled, you have been admitted.

IMPORTANT: All correspondence between financial aid and students will be via email. It is imperative that you keep your email address current on WebAdvisor.

Step 2:
Before you complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for Fall 2013, Spring and Summer 2014 classes, have a copy of your completed 2012 income tax return (IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or EZ) and/or your parents' 2012 tax return and 2012 W-2 forms available as these items are needed to complete your online FAFSA. Often, tax information--especially taxes paid--is entered incorrectly and the appropriate corrections must be made later.

CAUTION: Having to make corrections slows down the financial aid process.

Step 3:
Register for a FAFSA PIN (needed to electronically sign FAFSA).

Parents must also register for a FAFSA PIN to electronically sign the FAFSA.

Before completing the online FAFSA, we recommend reading these time-saving suggestions from the FAFSA website.

Then, complete the online FAFSA at http://www.fafsa.gov/, following all instructions given. Most questions and problems can be answered or avoided by reading all of the instructions. The Department of Education (DOE) may be contacted directly at 1-800-433-3243.

NOTE: The school code for Central Texas College is 004003.

For additional information or help, visit http://www.studentaid.ed.gov or call
1-800-433-3243.

Step 4:
Approximately 5 to 7 working days after you have filed the FAFSA electronically, your information will reach our financial aid system. At that time, you will be notified by email on your next step towards completing your file. You may access WebAdvisor to view your status.

If you have been selected for verification, CTC Financial Aid will request your tax transcript. You might also be required to provide other forms of income verification. You must also complete and return a CTC Financial Aid Verification Packet (dependent or independent).

Step 5:
Once your Financial Aid file is complete, you will be notified by email of your eligibility. If eligible, you must accept your award through WebAdvisor.

If you have questions, you may contact our office at financial.aid@ctcd.edu

 

**The above steps apply with the exceptions listed below:

Step 2:
Before you complete the 2014-2015 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) for Fall 2014, Spring and Summer 2015 classes, have a copy of your completed 2013 income tax return (IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or EZ) and/or your parents' 2013 tax return and 2013 W-2 forms available as these items are needed to complete your online FAFSA. Often, tax information--especially taxes paid--is entered incorrectly and the appropriate corrections must be made later.