Phone: 254-526-1508   Email:    


Due to the extended campus closure, the Office of Financial Aid remains closed to walk-in students and visitors.

To further assist students with issues that cannot be resolved through virtual methods we are able to schedule limited appointments. To schedule an appointment please contact the Financial Aid Office through phone or email. 

NOTE: When you arrive for a scheduled appointment please call 254.526.1508 and a staff member will meet you at the door and escort you in and out of the building. Students and staff are required to wear a face-covering throughout the appointment. 

We are committed to providing the best service possible with reduced access.  Our staff is working remotely; however, responses to emails will be done in a timely manner, usually within 24 hours. To better serve you please include your full name and CTC ID number in all emails. Additionally, ensure you have access to your student email, as that is our primary source of corresponding to you when processing files.

All financial aid processing will be delayed by at least 2 weeks.  Total processing time now may be up to 6-8 weeks.

We appreciate your patience and want to keep all our students and staff safe.

For more information regarding CTC's response to COVID-19 please monitor the CTC Health Alerts webpage and your email account.


We look forward to serving you!

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. 

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:

Academic/Award Year 2019-2020

  • Summer 2020     May 11, 2020 - August 9, 2020

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


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.


FAFSA Submission Dates

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.

The 2019-2020 FAFSA deadline June 30, 2020. After this date students will not be able to start a new application for the 2019-2020 year.

Financial Aid

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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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