2019-2020 FAFSA


To apply for federal student financial aid, and many state student aid programs, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). In part, the information you provide on your FAFSA determines your eligibility for financial aid.

Before completing the FAFSA on the Web, we strongly recommend viewing the video below and reading these time-saving suggestions from the FAFSA website.

7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA (courtesy UCSB)


Students and parents will need to create an FSA ID in order to electronically sign the FAFSA.  Then, complete the FAFSA on the Web at https://fafsa.gov, following all instructions given.  Most questions and problems can be answered or avoided by reading and following all instructions.

Before you begin the 2019-2020 (Fall 2019, Spring 2020, and Summer 2020 classes) FAFSA, have a copy available of your and, if applicable, your parent(s)' completed 2017 income tax return (IRS Form 1040, 1040A, or EZ) and/or 2017 W-2 forms available as these items are needed to complete your FAFSA.  Often, tax information—especially taxes paid—is entered incorrectly and the appropriate corrections must be made later.  If you need to obtain tax documentation, you can do so from the IRS website.

For additional information or help, visit https://studentaid.ed.gov or call 1-800-433-3243.


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...

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