We strongly recommend that you submit your FAFSA and complete your file by the Financial Aid Priority Processing Deadlines, in order to avoid lines and insure that your add is awarded in a timely manner. If your file is not completed by this deadline, you still can (and should) apply for aid but you will have to sign up for a payment plan with the Business Office to ensure that your classes are not dropped.
Your application must be received by the central processing center by June 30th which is the last day of the aid year. There are NO EXCEPTIONS to this deadline. Per Federal Guidelines, we cannot package a student’s financial aid if the application is not received by the last day of the aid year. TCL has set no deadlines by which students must apply for student aid. However, there are set deadlines for state authority for administering state aid. Applying early ensures consideration of your information for maximum funding for state and federal aid.