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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:
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.
The final deadline to turn in documents for the 2018-19 academic year is September 6, 2019.
Your financial aid file should be completed and an offer acknowledged by:
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.
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:
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) 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.
Submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year.
Beginning with the 2017–18 FAFSA, students are required to report income information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 FAFSA, students (and parents, as appropriate) must report their 2015 income information, rather than their 2016 income information.