Financial Aid

Attending college is one of the best investments you will ever make in yourself. Financial aid is available to assist you with educational expenses when your resources do not fully meet college costs. At Tompkins Cortland Community College we are committed to helping you navigate the application process and maximize financial aid awards from all possible sources. Over 90% of students attending Tompkins Cortland Community College receive some form of financial aid such as grants, scholarships, loans, work-study, tuition waivers and veteran educational benefits.

Our In-Person Office Hours (Room 101)

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday | 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Tuesday | 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Thursday | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Our Virtual Office Hours

4 - 6 p.m. | Tuesday

Virtual Office Room:  Enrollment Services
Call in phone number: 1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 81162759008
Passcode:  155459

Services: Check the status of your admissions application and financial aid inquiries, as well as registration, housing, billing, and any other functions of the Enrollment Services Center. 


School Codes

FAFSA: 006788 | TAP: 2260

Getting Started:

*Important Information when filing for FASFA*

For 2024-2025 FAFSA, 2022 tax and income information is required.


Completing your FASFA in three simple steps:

1. Apply for a Federal Student Aid ID. Your FSA ID serves as your electronic signature.

You will need a FSA ID to apply for financial aid and to complete documents required for specific aid programs. Parents of dependent students will also need a FSA ID.

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

Complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA if you plan to attend Tompkins Cortland Community College Summer 24, Fall 2024, and Spring 2025. FASFA is required to determine your eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct Student Loans, work study, and Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) programs.

3. Complete your TAP Application

New York State residents who expect to be enrolled full-time should also complete the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) application. Your FAFSA must be completed before a TAP application can be filed. You can link directly to the TAP application from the confirmation page of your FAFSA. Select the link that says “Start your application now".

*Students and Parents: You will need your NYS ID or Drivers License to complete the application!*

If you do not complete your TAP application from the link on your FAFSA confirmation page, then you must wait 3-4 business days after filing your FAFSA for New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC) to receive the information from your FAFSA.  Once HESC has received your FAFSA information, you can file your TAP application online at

Learn more about applying for TAP