The FAFSA should be completed each academic year that you plan to be a student. 

Academic/Award Year 2022-2023   Start FAFSA Now!

School Year Dates FAFSA Submission Dates Tax Year
August 15, 2022 - August 13, 2023 October 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023 2020

Academic/Award Year 2023-2024   Start FAFSA Now!

School Year Dates FAFSA Submission Dates Tax Year
August 14, 2023 - August 11, 2024 October 1, 2022 - June 30, 2024 2021


Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Fall - June 1  |  Spring - October 1  |  Summer - April 1


Scholarship Applications are open from November 1, 2022 - February 28, 2023. 



Federal (Title IV) funding such as PELL, Loans, SEOG, etc. will only pay for classes that are required to complete your degree plan and start and end within a single semester/term, they cannot overlap. 



Academic Year 2022-2023

Semester/Term Dates Start & End Dates
Fall '22 Aug 15 - Dec 31, 2022
Spring '23 Jan 1 - May 14, 2023
Summer '22 May 15 - Aug 13, 2023

Academic Year 2023-2024

Semester/Term Dates Start & End Dates
Fall '23' Aug 14 - Dec 31, 2023
Spring '24 Jan 1 - May 12, 2024
Summer '24 May 13 - Aug 8, 2024



Registration & Start Dates
Central Campus Location
Holidays &
Campus Closures

Spring 2023 (16 Week Classes & 1st 8-Week)
Registration | Oct. 24th - Dec. 16th
16-week Classes Begin | Jan 17th

Spring 2023 (2nd 8-Week Classes)
Registration | Jan. 3rd - Jan. 13th
Classes Begin | Mar. 20th

Summer 2023 (10 Week Classes & 1st 5-Week)
Registration | June 6th - Aug. 19th
Classes Begin | August 22nd

Summer 2023 (2nd 5-Week Classes)
Registration | June 6th - Oct. 14th
Classes Begin | Oct. 14th

Summer 2023 (2nd 5-Week Classes)
Registration | June 6th - Oct. 14th
Classes Begin | Oct. 14th



Christmas Break | December 19th - January 2nd
M.L. King Day | January 16th
President's Day | February 20th
Spring Break | March 13th - 17th
Good Friday | April 7th
Memorial Day | May 29th
Juneteenth | June 19th
Independence Day | July 4th
Labor Day | September 4th
Columbus Day | October 9th
Veterans Day | November 10th
Thanksgiving Break | November 20th - 24th
Christmas Break | December 18th - January 1st



  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.


Loan Application Deadlines
Fall: October 30th
Spring: March 30th
Summer: June 30th

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 4.99%
Direct Unsubsidized 4.99%
Direct Parent PLUS


*All Federal Student Loans will accrue 0.0% interest through June 30, 2023.

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


The work-study programs provide students with the opportunity to pay educational expenses with part-time employment.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Complete the steps for 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.


Reskilling Grant


SNAP Eligibility 

Financial Aid Insider

Financial Aid Insider

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)

  • Monday-Thursday:
    7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

  • Email your questions to Financial Aid
    Email: [email protected]

    Phone: 254-526-1508
    Fax: 254-526-1480

    Office Location:
    Central Campus
    Bldg 215, Rm 121A
    Student Services Building

  • Federal Direct Loans Program: [email protected]

  • Work-Study Program: [email protected]

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Live Chat Hours
Mon-Th: 7:30 am-5:30 pm


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.