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Frequently Asked Questions: Apply for Financial Aid

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Apply for Financial Aid FAQs

Q: How do I get financial aid (grants, loans and work study)?

Q: What do I do with the Student Aid Report (SAR) that I received from the Department of Education after I completed the FAFSA?

Q: What do I do with the FAFSA Response letter or email that I received from the Financial Aid Office?

Q: When is the best time to apply for Financial Aid?

Q: What happens if I miss the financial aid deadlines?

Q: What is TJC's School Code for sending documents?

Q: How can I check my financial aid status?

Q: How long will it take to receive my financial aid award?


An exact time is not known and depends upon whether the priority deadline was met. General response times are listed below but could be longer if the deadlines were not met.

If you are completing a FAFSA: 2 - 3 weeks until you get your SAR.

If you/we have made corrections on your FAFSA: 10 days to 2 weeks until TJC receives and processes those corrections.

If you have just turned in Student Requirement forms from Apache Access: 2 to 6 weeks to be reviewed and verified (if required)

If corrections were necessary after review and verification: an additional 10 days to 2 weeks

For awards to be posted to Apache Access: as little as 2 weeks after receiving the Student Requirements Green Light or as long as 8 weeks if verification and corrections are needed.

Q: When will I get my financial aid refund?

Q: How do I get summer financial aid if I am attending any of the Summer terms (Maymester, Summer I, Summer II)?

Q: Is there a list of loans I can apply for?

Q: What are acceptable forms of identification?

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