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

Priority Dates

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

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

Academic/Award Year 2024-2025 (FAFSA Form)

School Year Dates: 
August 26, 2024 - August 10, 2025

FAFSA Submission Dates:
December 31, 2022 - June 30, 2025

Tax Year:

Academic/Award Year 2025-2026

School Year Dates: 
Dates forthcoming

FAFSA Submission Dates:
Dates forthcoming

Tax Year:

Important Dates

Spring 2024 (16 Week Classes & 1st 8-Week)
Registration | October 23 - December 15
16-week Classes Begin | Jan 16

Spring 2024 (2nd 8-Week Classes)
Registration | January 2 - January 12
Classes Begin | March 18

Summer 2024 (10 Week Classes & 1st 5-Week)
Registration | April 3 - May 31
Classes Begin | June 3

Summer 2024 (2nd 5-Week Classes)
Registration | April 3 - May 31
Classes Begin | July 8

M.L. King Day | January 15

President's Day | February 19
Spring Break | March 11 - 15
Good Friday | March 29
Memorial Day | May 27
Juneteenth | June 19
Independence Day | July 4
Labor Day | September 2
Columbus Day | October 14
Veterans Day | November 11
Thanksgiving | November 25 - 29 
Christmas Break | December 19 - January 1

CTC Scholarship Applications

Scholarship Applications are open from December 1, 2024 - February 28, 2025.

Financial Aid Info & Programs

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.

  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 5.50%
Direct Unsubsidized 5.50%
Direct Parent PLUS


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.

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.

  • Friday:
    7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

  • Email your questions to Financial Aid

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

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

  • Federal Direct Loans Program:

  • Work-Study Program:


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.