College can be expensive, but there are funds available to help with college costs, including tuition, books, and living expenses. We will walk you through the process of receiving financial aid, starting with filling out the application and ending with how to manage your financial aid over the course of your college career at TVCC.
Steps to Receiving Financial Aid
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 also need to apply for admission to TVCC. Please take note to 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.
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 that needs to be returned to the federal programs. Students will need to reimburse the college for any amounts 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 terms and required to repay a portion of their financial aid following the R2T4 calculation, they will be held responsible for paying for 100% of any and all charges on their student account including, but not limited to tuition, fees, and bookstore charges.
BIG NEWS: You can fill out the FAFSA 3 months earlier this year - October 1!