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 2019 August 12, 2019 - December 31, 2019
Spring 2020 January 1, 2020 - May 10, 2020
Summer 2020 May 11, 2020 - August 9, 2020


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

School Year Dates Academic Year FAFSA Submission Dates Tax Year
August 12, 2019-August 9, 2020 2019-2020 October 1, 2018-June 30, 2020 2017
August 10, 2020-August 15, 2021 2020-2021 October 1, 2019-June 30, 2021 2018


Central Campus 16 Week Classes Begin | August 26th
Last day to register | August 25th
2nd 8 Week Classes Begin | October 21st
Last day to register | October 20th
Holidays and Closures Labor Day | September 2nd
Columbus Day | October 14th
Veterans Day | November 11th
Thanksgiving | November 25th—29th
Christmas/New Year’s Day December | 23rd— January 3rd


Fall Semester June 1st
Spring Semester October 1st
Summer Semester April 1st


  1. Apply for admission to CTC
  2. Apply for financial aid by submitting the FAFSA
  3. Check your CTC EagleMail Account
  4. Log into WebAdvisor/Eagle Self-Service and complete all financial aid checklist items
  5. Complete requested financial aid forms through Etrieve
  6. Acknowledge financial aid offer in WebAdvisor/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 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%


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, or 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)


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.