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To further assist students, we also have a Financial Aid Appointment Policy.

We are committed to providing the best service possible. To better serve you please include your full name and CTC ID number in all virtual correspondence. Additionally, ensure you have access to your student email, as that is our primary source of corresponding to you when processing files.

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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 to ensure funding is available before classes start.

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.



Attention - To be eligible for financial aid courses must be required to complete the student's academic program and both begin and end within each of the term dates below:

Academic/Award Year 2020-2021

  • Fall 2020            August 10, 2020 - December 31, 2020
  • Spring 2021        January 1, 2021 - May 16, 2021
  • Summer 2021     May 17, 2021 - August 15, 2021

Academic/Award Year 2021-2022

  • Fall 2021            August 16, 2021 - December 31, 2021
  • Spring 2022        January 1, 2022 - May 15, 2022
  • Summer 2022     May 16, 2022 - August 14, 2022



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. Awards 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



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.



The 2021-2022 FAFSA is now open! The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) can be submitted as early as October 1 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.

The 2020-2021 FAFSA is still available! Please refer to the Academic/Award Year Dates (above) and select the correct year associated with your enrollment.



SNAP Eligibility 

The Consolidated Appropriations Act 2021, temporarily expands SNAP eligibility. Students who are enrolled at least half-time and qualify for full financial aid (have an expected family contribution (EFC) of $0 in the current academic year) could receive SNAP benefits. 


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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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