Financial Aid

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Dates and Deadlines

To allow for processing time and funds to be available by the tuition due date, in addition to completing the FAFSA, all documents must be submitted to the financial aid office by the date below. 
 
 
Fall Quarter           2017-18         July 19, 2017
Winter Quarter      2017-18         November 20, 2017
Spring Quarter      2017-18         January 22, 2018
Summer Quarter   2017-18         April 16, 2018

  

Applications will still be accepted after the above dates. However, eligibility may not be determined in enough time to pay tuition and fees prior to the beginning of the term.  If an applicant is eligible for aid, the award will be made retroactive. If the deadline is missed, the student MUST be prepared to purchase books and supplies, and set up a payment plan for the tuition and fees according to college tuition deadlines. If out-of-pocket expenses are not reasonable, strong consideration should be given to postponing enrollment until the next term, or at such time that finances allow.

Steps to Receiving Financial Aid

1. Apply
Applying for financial aid is an involved process. You will need to apply through the Department of Education at fafsa.gov. In addition, you will need to apply for admission to TVCC. Please use TVCC's code 003221 when filing your FAFSA.   

2. Submit Documents
Check your email for communication on how to log on to Net Partner. If we request additional information from you, that information will be listed on your Net Partner account. Be sure to respond quickly and accurately to assure the best funding opportunities. Please allow 8-12 weeks once you have turned in all requested documents until an award notification. 

3. Review and Accept Award
You will receive an email from us when your award is ready. You can accept or decline any portion of your award on Net Partner.  

4. Receive Your Funds
Excess funds (money after tuition and fees are paid) are released to students after each quarter's add/drop period and after all of your instructors have certified your attendance. Excess funds will be mailed to the most current address the TVCC Business office has on file for you.   First-year, first-time federal student loan borrowers will be required to wait 30 days before receiving their first student loan disbursement.

5. Maintain Eligibility
Financial aid eligibility requires students to maintain good academic standing. You can lose your aid - or even be required to give it back! If a student withdraws, stops attending, or receives all F grades, they may be required to repay a portion of the financial aid received. Federal regulations require a college to perform an R2T4 calculation to determine the amount of any unearned aid the student received which needs to be returned to the federal programs. Students will need to reimburse the college for any amount returned. Students will not be able to receive additional financial aid through TVCC for a subsequent term until this amount is paid in full. If a student is enrolled in courses for any term and required to repay a portion of their financial aid following the R2T4 calculation, that student will be held responsible for paying for 100 percent of any and all charges on their student account including, but not limited to tuition, fees, and bookstore charges.

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