Federal Student Aid FAFSA event May 18 at 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.


Start now, don’t wait! Processing a financial aid file can take several weeks and it is important 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 2023-2024

    • Fall 2023            August 14, 2023 - December 31, 2023
    • Spring 2024        January 1, 2024 - May 12, 2024
    • Summer 2024     May 13, 2024 - August 11, 2024

    Academic/Award Year 2024-2025

    • Fall 2024            August 12, 2023 - December 31, 2024
    • Spring 2025        January 1, 2025 - May 11, 2025
    • Summer 2025     May 12, 2025 - August 10, 2025


    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
    • 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 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. 

    It's not too late for the 2023-2024 FAFSA! This application should be completed if you intend to start school during the spring or summer of 2023.

    The 2024-2025 FAFSA is now openPlease complete this application if you intend to start school during Fall of 2024.



    Special Circumstance Form

    We recognize there may be circumstances that affect your eligibility for aid that are not reflected on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. If the information filed on the FAFSA does not reflect your current financial situation due to "special circumstances," you may submit the Special Circumstance Form to have your financial aid package reviewed. By submitting this form, you are requesting the Financial Aid Office to make adjustments to the data on your FAFSA, to more accurately reflect your and/or your family's current financial situation. Due to the current economic situation, the Financial Aid Office is experiencing a large volume of appeals. Therefore, it is extremely important the Special Circumstance Form and all supporting documentation, as outlined on the form, are submitted at the same time. We highly encourage students to be timely in submitting all required documents. 


    Contact us by:  

    Email     Phone: 254-526-1508  

    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 correspondence to you when processing files.

    Additional contact information can be found on the right-hand side of the page.

    We look forward to assisting you!

    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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