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: 

Term Dates Start and End Dates
Summer 2020 May 11, 2020 - August 9, 2020
Fall 2020 August 10, 2020 - December 31, 2020
Spring 2021 January 1, 2021 - May 16, 2021
Summer 2021 May 17, 2021 - August 15, 2021

COMPLETING THE FAFSA

The FAFSA should be completed for every academic year that you are or plan to be a student.

Academic/Award Year 2020-2021
School Year Dates FAFSA Submission Dates Tax Year
August 10, 2020 - August 15, 2021 October 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021 2018
Academic/Award Year 2021-2022
School Year Dates FAFSA Submission Dates Tax Year
August 16, 2021 - August 14, 2022 October 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022 2019

IMPORTANT DATES

Registration & Start Dates
Central Campus Location
Holidays \
Campus Closures

Fall 2020 16 Week Classes
Registration Ends | August 23rd Classes Begin | August 24th

Fall 2020 2nd 8 Week Classes
Registration Ends | October 18th Classes Begin | October 19th

Spring 2021 16 Week Classes
Registration Ends | January 15th Classes Begin | January 29th

Spring 2021 2nd 8 Week Classes
Registration Ends | March 21st Classes Begin | March 22nd

Independence Day | July 3rd
Labor Day | September 7th
Columbus Day | October 12th
Veterans Day | November 11th
Thanksgiving | November 23rd - 27th
Christmas/New Year’s | December 21st - January 1st
M.L. King Day | January 18th
President's Day | February 15th
Spring Break | March 15th - 19th
Good Friday | April 2nd
Memorial Day | May 31st
Independence Day | July 5th

FINANCIAL AID PRIORITY DATES

  1. Fall semester - June 1
  2. Spring semester - October 1
  3. Summer semester - April 1

After these dates, applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

STEPS TO FINANCIAL AID

Start now, don’t wait!  Processing a financial aid file can take several weeks and it is important that students start early in the year.

  1. Apply for admission to CTC.

  2. Apply for financial aid by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  3. Check your CTC EagleMail account.

  4. Log into WebAdvisor/Eagle Self-Service to complete all financial aid checklist items.

  5. Complete requested financial aid forms through Etrieve.

  6. Acknowledge financial aid offer in WebAdvisor/Eagle Self-Service.

MAINTAINING FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY

Students receiving financial aid are required to maintain the standards of satisfactory academic progress (SAP):

  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher
  • Successfully complete a minimum of 67% attempted credit hours
  • Have not attempted more than 150% of the total credit hours in the academic program

Further information about the Financial Aid Office’s SAP policy can be found on our webpage Maintaining Eligibility.

GPA and completion rate calculators are also available online to assist students in estimating their information.

FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS

Maximum Loan Amounts
Independent Student First Year (0-30 credits) 9,500
Second Year (31-72 credits) $10, 500
Dependent Student First Year (0-30 credits) $5, 500
Second Year (31-72 credits) $6,500
Interest Role
Direct Subsidized 4.53%
Direct Unsubsidized 4.53%
Direct Parent PLUS 7.08%
Origination Fees
Direct Subsidized 1.062%
Direct Unsubsidized 1.062%
Direct Parent PLUS 4.248%

WORK-STUDY PROGRAM

Due to COVID-19 the work-study program has been placed on hold until it is deemed safe for students to return to campus.
The work-study programs provide students with the opportunity to pay educational expenses with part-time employment.
Eligibility Requirements:

  • Complete the steps to financial aid
  • Meet all SAP standards
  • Enroll in a minimum of 6 credits hours (12 clock hours per week for the CATE Center)
  • Be eligible for employment with Central Texas College District
More information can be found on our webpage Work-Study Program. Applications are available from the Financial Aid Office and must be submitted every academic year.

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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...

(Calculator results are unofficial estimates)

DID YOU KNOW?

The Financial Aid Office has gone digital! All of our forms are available for you to electronically complete through Etrieve. Also, the main method through which we will contact you is your student e-mail account.