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 have already done your 2023-2024 FAFSA, your first step is registering for summer courses. Register for May, summer I, summer long, or summer II courses now.
May, summer long, summer I, and summer II courses are one semester for 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 can see whether you’re eligible for grants.
- Whether you have grant funds available depends on how much grant aid you’ve received this year 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 can apply for a loan.
- To apply for a loan, you must fill out the Summer Loan Request E-form for the current year. The form is also in Apache Access > Financial Aid > Financial Aid Traffic Lights > Download the Financial Aid Forms > Summer Loan Request.
- Your eligibility 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.