Federal Pell Grant program
Federal Pell Grants are awarded based on your financial need, the cost of attendance at your school, and other criteria.
To apply, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using TSTC’s Title IV School Code, 003634. You must complete the FAFSA every academic year. The central processing service will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR) or an electronic SAR acknowledgment within three to five days after you submit your application. The SAR indicates your eligibility for a Federal Pell Grant (first undergraduate degree seekers only) and identifies your EFC. The information on your SAR will be sent to TSTC electronically.
The FAFSA is a need-analysis tool that estimates your family’s ability to pay for your college education. An Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is determined by a uniform federal formula, using student and parent income and asset information provided on the FAFSA. The student and parent income and asset information will still be considered, but the calculation will differ. “Need” is determined by taking the cost of attending TSTC for one year and subtracting the EFC.
The best way to apply for federal financial aid is to complete the FAFSA online. Students should begin filing the FAFSA the year before attending TSTC (senior year- for those coming directly from high school). Starting with the 24/25 FAFSA, students can start filing the FAFSA in December 2023, online only. Each year thereafter, the FAFSA should be available on October 1st.
You may be required to turn in additional documentation to your Enrollment Coach before you can receive your financial aid offer.
Before applying for the FAFSA, please review the items you need to complete the application.
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If you have an unusual circumstance regarding your dependency status or a change in income there are options that are available.