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 Virtual Office Hours

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

RoomEnrollment Services
Call in phone number: 1 646 558 8656
Meeting ID: 964 6818 0752
Password: ESC101
Questions: admissions@tompkinscortland.edu
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 the 2020-2021 FAFSA, 2018 tax and income information is required.

For the 2021-2022 FAFSA, 2019 tax and income information is required.

Additional documents needed to complete the FAFSA 

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 2020-2021 FAFSA if you plan to attend Tompkins Cortland Community College for Fall 2020 or Spring 2021.

Complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA if you plan to attend Tompkins Cortland Community College Summer 2021, Fall 2021, and Spring 2022. 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 www.tapweb.org.

Learn more about applying for TAP