Financial Aid Programs

The Financial Aid Office coordinates and administers the financial aid programs for the College. The Financial Aid Office provides financial assistance to students who have a financial need and who would otherwise be unable to attend Central Texas College. The student and student’s family are primarily responsible for the cost of higher education; however, scholarships, grants, loans, work opportunities, and other financial benefits are available to students who qualify for these programs.

Most financial aid is awarded on the basis of need. Financial aid programs require annual applications. The Financial Aid Office will make every effort to assist the student in meeting his or her need using all resources available. Each student has certain rights and responsibilities in the financial aid process. Therefore, it is important to read all information carefully to ensure compliance with regulations governing receipt and maintenance of financial aid funds. Failure to comply with regulations may result in loss of funding and/or eligibility.

All applicants for financial aid are required to:

  • Apply for admission to the College.
  • Be degree or certificate candidates.
  • Complete and file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the United States Department of Education each year. Central Texas College must be selected as an institution in order for the financial aid office to receive the student’s FAFSA application. Central Texas College’s school code is 004003. Students are urged to apply early for optimum financial aid benefits.
  • Complete verification is required if the student is selected by the Department of Education for verification.

Your Financial Aid file must be completed and an award accepted by:

Fall June 1
Spring October 1
Summer April 1

Applications will be accepted and processed after these dates, but you will experience delays in receiving eligible funds for registration and books. All applications will be processed in order of receipt in the Financial Aid Office. Scholarship deadlines differ. For more information, visit the Financial Aid office (Bldg. 111) or our website at

Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid

In general, a student is eligible for financial aid if he or she meets the following requirements:

  • Is a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen,
  • Has a demonstrated financial need,
  • Is making satisfactory academic progress (as defined by the college) in the course of study,
  • Is not in default on a Federal Stafford Loan,
  • Is enrolled at the college for the purpose of obtaining a degree or certificate,
  • Has a high school diploma or G.E.D.; and
  • Does not owe a refund on a Federal Pell Grant or other Federal financial aid awards.

NOTE CTC students must select an eligible program of study prior to the first disbursement of financial aid.


Texas Application for Student Financial Aid

If you are a Texas resident but are not eligible for federal student aid because you are not a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, you may submit the TASFA to apply for Texas state financial aid only. Certain categories of foreign-born and immigrant students in the state of Texas can meet state requirements for residency. Such students are able to pay the resident tuition rate while attending public institutions of higher education in Texas.

To be considered, all students must:

  • Complete the CTC admissions application process and be admitted to Central Texas College.
  • Be classified as a Texas resident as determined by the Admissions Office.
  • Demonstrate financial need.
  • Is making satisfactory academic progress (as defined by the college) in the course of study.
  • Complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) and submit it to the Financial Aid Office with supporting income verification documents.
  • Register with Selective Service or be exempt.