Financial Aid

The biggest changes in 40 years to Financial Aid will start with the 2024-2025 academic year.

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Mission Statement:  Student Financial Aid Services at Tacoma Community College is committed to the equitable delivery of all available resources in an efficient and effective manner.  Our services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse population and to promote education, enhance employability and encourage student success.


Nearly 60 percent of all TCC students receive some kind of financial aid to help pay for school. Here’s how we can help you make an investment in your education. (Don't forget to learn about financial literacy too.)

Office hours

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8am-5pm

Wednesdays from 8am-2:30pm and from 4-5pm (closed 2:30-4pm for meetings and trainings)


Financial Aid Office Closed for Staff Training 

Due to essential staff training, our office will be closed April 17 and April 24 for in-person visits and telephone calls. If you have any urgent inquiries or concerns on these two days, please feel free to reach out to our office email ( Thank you for your cooperation.

April 17 & 24

Contact Information

Be sure to include your student ID number in your email, or your name and date of birth.
We will try our best to respond within 2 business days.

Phone: 253-566-5080  
You will need to leave a voicemail.  Be sure to say your name and callback number clearly, and include your student ID number if you have one.
We will try our best to respond within 2 business days. 

Fax: 253-460-2020

Financial Aid and Planning Self-Enrollment

If you will be enrolled here at Tacoma Community College in future quarters and would like to receive financial Aid assistance during your quarters of enrollment, please be advised that our process of accessing financial aid forms to complete your financial aid application has changed.

You will need to follow the instructions below:

  1. Log into your TCC Student Canvas page - Financial Aid and Planning: Click Here to Enroll - and select - "Enroll in Course".
  2. Locate the following course - "Financial Aid and Planning" on your Dashboard
  3. Under module, you will find "Financial Aid Forms"; you will be notified of the specific form(s) requested from our office.
You may submit documents by one of three ways
  • Online: Financial Aid Form
  • In person: Bring to the Financial Aid Office in bldg. 14 (mail slot in office front door)
  • By mail:
    Financial Aid Services
    Tacoma Community College
    6501 S. 19th St., Bldg. 14
    Tacoma, WA 98466

When should I apply for financial aid?

When applying for financial aid make sure to start the process at least six weeks before the deadline. Because some funds are limited and awarded to eligible priority applicants only, this will give you the best shot at getting the maximum amount of aid possible. Don’t forget: All students must apply for aid every school year. At TCC the school year starts with the fall quarter.

What Quarter Do You Want to Start?

Below you will find new quarter start dates and file completion deadlines.

Quarter You Want To Start Financial Aid File Completion Date (deadline date) Class Open Enrollment Begins Tuition is Due Quarter Begins
2023-2024 School Year
Spring 2024 January 25, 2024 February 20, 2024 March 14, 2024 April 1, 2024
Summer 2024 April 4, 2024 May 20, 2024 June 6, 2024 June 24, 2024
2024-2025 School Year
Fall 2024 TBD May 20, 2024 September 5, 2024 September 23, 2024

FAFSA and WASFA Completion Assistance

Please feel free to contact us to help you with financial aid completion.

Gabriel "G" Dumbrique


Financial Aid Application Resources 

Applying for financial aid involves careful documentation. Please read the following information thoroughly - we want you to succeed! 

Student Consumer Information

Tacoma Community College provides the following information to the general public, faculty, staff, and students, current or prospective. State and federal laws, and college policy, dictates the criteria for some of this information.

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