Tyler Junior College

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?

Q: How can I check my financial aid status?

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

Q: When will I get my financial aid refund?

Answer:

Any student whose disbursed financial aid exceeds their account balance at the time of disbursement will receive a financial aid refund. The refund is processed by the Business Services office through the student’s Higher One Account. Generally refunds are generated on a weekly basis and begin each Fall and Spring semester approximately 30 days after the semesters begins. Maymester and Summer I aid refunds begin approximately 2 weeks after the Summer I semester begins. Summer II aid is not paid on the account until the first class day and refunded approximately one week later.

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

Q: What are acceptable forms of identification?

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