Continuing students at Teachers College have likely fulfilled many of the necessary requirements needed to continue receiving financial aid at the institution. However, there are some things that all students need to complete prior to the start of every aid year.
Review the following information to ensure that your financial aid will not be delayed.
Unlike the TC Scholarship Application and your loan requirements, the FAFSA does not renew. You will need to complete a new one for each aid year that you wish to receive federal aid. Visit www.studentaid.gov to get started.
Complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA if you intend to enroll and utilize federal aid for the Fall 2020, Spring 2021 and Summer 2021 semester. Complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA if you intend to enroll and utilize federal aid for the Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 semester.
Our office will send you an award letter that may comprise scholarships, grants, fellowships, loans, and/or Federal Work-Study.
We typically begin sending award letters for continuing students beginning mid-April. Check your TC Gmail account on a regular basis for any updates.
If you receive another form of aid at a later time, you will receive a revised award notification and any updates are viewable within the myTC Portal.
Your award details within the myTC Portal contains a link to accept your aid, including directions and any additional requirements. Note that general scholarships are automatically accepted on your behalf, while loans and Federal Work-Study have different acceptance procedures. Please review the requirements for accepting financial aid for each award on the TC Portal carefully.
Your Loan Entrance Counseling automatically renews. If you used federal loans in a previous aid year or semester at TC, you do not need to complete entrance counseling again. Your MPNs automatically renew for up to 10 years, except for those who have used an endorser for a prior Graduate PLUS Loan.
Contact our office if you have questions regarding the information that appears in your award letter.
The Office of Financial Aid is committed to providing straightforward guidance and support to help you identify and secure the resources you may need to achieve your goals. You may always reach out to your Financial Aid Liaison—a counselor assigned to students in your particular program—for further advice and assistance. If you are unsure to whom you should speak, you may email the general inbox of the Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID, or are concerned about your ability to pay your account balance by the due date, the Office of the Bursar can assist you in enrolling in a deferred payment plan that offers the opportunity to pay in installments. You may contact this office to discuss your student account.