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


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

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
Academic/Award Year 2022-2023
School Year Dates FAFSA Submission Dates Tax Year
August 15, 2022 - August 15, 2023 October 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023 2020


Registration & Start Dates
Central Campus Location
Holidays \
Campus Closures

Fall 2021 2nd 8 Week Classes
Registration Ends | October 17th Classes Begin | October 18th

Spring 2022 16 Week Classes
Registration Ends | January 14th Classes Begin | January 18th

Spring 2022 2nd 8 Week Classes
Registration Ends | March 20st Classes Begin | March 21nd

Summer 2022 10 Week Classes
Registration Ends | June 5th Classes Begin | June 6th

Columbus Day | October 11th
Veterans Day | November 11th
Thanksgiving Break | November 22nd - 26th
Christmas Break | December 20th - 31st
M.L. Kind Day | January 17th
President's Day | February 21st
Spring Break | March 14th - 18th
Good Friday | April 15th
Memorial Day | May 30th
Juneteenth | June 20th
Independence Day | July 4th


  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.


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 Eagle Self-Service to complete all financial aid checklist items.

  5. Complete requested financial aid forms through Etrieve.

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


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.


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 Rates*
Direct Subsidized 2.75%
Direct Unsubsidized 2.75%
Direct Parent PLUS


*All Federal Student Loans will accrue 0.0% interest through Sept. 30th, 2021.

Origination Fees
Direct Subsidized 1.057%
Direct Unsubsidized 1.057%
Direct Parent PLUS 4.228%


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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 and applications are available online and must be submitted each academic year.


COVID-19 Emergency Funding - CARES Act

Discretionary Scholarship

Reskilling Grant


SNAP Eligibility 

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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)


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.