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Step by Step Directions

Applying for financial aid is a simple process - just follow steps on this page.

1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at

Completing the FAFSA is the key to finding out your eligibility for federal and state financial aid as well as some scholarships. The FAFSA establishes your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The EFC is how much your family is expected to contribute to your education. To continue receiving financial aid, reapply each academic year (preferably in October). Complete the new FAFSA early for the best financial aid package.

IMPORTANT: Include TTC's school code 004920 on your FAFSA application so Trident Technical College will receive your FAFSA. Your completed FAFSA must show TTC's school code and codes for any other colleges you want to receive your FAFSA.

If you need assistance with the FAFSA? Contact TTC's Educational Opportunity Center.

2. Check your Student Aid Report.

After you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) that summarizes the information you provided. Be sure to check it carefully to make sure it is accurate and complete. For more details about the report, go to Student Aid Report.

Many students are randomly selected for verification. That means that the federal government has asked for additional information about your FAFSA, like federal tax forms, W2s and other information. If you are selected for verification, you will be notified on your SAR. You need to complete a verification worksheet found on the student portal and submit it, along with any requested documentation, to a Financial Aid office on any campus.

3. Submit an application for admission to the college if you haven’t already done so.  Click here.

Once admitted, you will receive a student email account in the student portal. This email account is how TTC’s Financial Aid office will communicate with you. 

4. Check your email regularly for notices from TTC’s Financial Aid office.

Trident Technical College should receive your FAFSA within 7-10 business days after you complete it online. The Financial Aid office may need additional information from you, so check your email regularly and respond to requests for information promptly. Don't forget the Action Period dates by which you must complete the FAFSA and all other required documents.

TIP: Once admitted, review your financial aid information in the Self Service module in the portal.