With a few exceptions, receiving federal grants for summer terms is automatic once you are registered for classes. Loans are available by request.
If you were either a part-time or full-time student at TJC in the fall and spring, here are the steps you need to take:
Register for classes
Since you’re enrolled at TJC, and you’ve already done your 2020-2021 FAFSA, your first step is to register for summer courses. Be sure to register for May, summer I, summer long, or summer II courses now.
May, summer long, summer I, and summer II courses count as one semester when it comes to financial aid. To be eligible for aid, in most cases, you’ll need to be enrolled in at least six credit hours combined.
Review any awarded grants
Once you’ve registered for classes, you’ll be able to see whether you’re eligible for any grants.
- Whether you have grant funds available will depend on how much grant aid you’ve received this year already and your estimated family contribution (EFC).
- Every student is different, so check your Traffic Lights in Apache Access to see your financial aid progress.
Applying for loans
If you require additional aid to pay your balance, you have the option of applying for a loan.
- To apply for a loan, you’ll need to fill out the Summer Loan Request E-form for the current year. The form is also located in Apache Access > Financial Aid > Financial Aid Traffic Lights > Download the Financial Aid Forms > Summer Loan Request
- Whether you’re eligible depends on how much loan aid you’ve accepted in the current year and your financial need.
- Once you’ve submitted the form, you’ll need to check your Apache Access Traffic Lights for updates on the status of your request.
- This process is usually completed within two weeks but may require action on your part. Be sure to check your Apache Access Traffic Lights regularly to avoid delays.
See our Summer Financial Aid FAQ for further questions