Financial Aid

Financial aid may come in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study programs or a combination thereof. While the student is ultimately responsible for meeting educational costs, most TOCC students receive some source of student financial aid. It is expected that students who plan on attending TOCC will be responsible for tuition and fees and other college expenses incurred.

Financial Aid

Financial aid may come in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study programs or a combination thereof. While the student is ultimately responsible for meeting educational costs, most TOCC students receive some source of student financial aid. It is expected that students who plan on attending TOCC will be responsible for tuition and fees and other college expenses incurred.

FAFSA Resources

Staff Information

Novia James

Financial Aid Officer

njames@tocc.edu

PH: 520-383-0054

Jason TwoTwo

Financial Aid Technician

jtwotwo@tocc.edu

PH: 520-383-0075

Financial Aid

Federal School Code: 037844

Important Notice: 

While the student is ultimately responsible for meeting educational costs, most TOCC students receive some source of student financial aid. A student’s financial need is determined by an analysis of his/her income (if dependent of a parent, then his/her parent’s income) and other financial resources considered as income (which may not be reported on the income tax form). It is expected that students who plan on attending TOCC will be responsible for tuition and fees and other college expenses incurred.

The number and amount of financial aid awards is subject to the availability of institutional, federal, and tribal funds. The type of aid and the amount awarded is also determined by the status of the student, established financial need, and the aid they are eligible to receive. TOCC complies with grant, tribal, and federal policies and guidelines in reference to the type of awards and grants received and also by the regulations of the Department of Education in reference to Title IV funds.

Completing Your FAFSA Application

To complete the FAFSA — Free Application for Federal Student Aid, click on https://fafsa.ed.gov to begin the process. Follow the steps. If you have questions about the FSA ID, you can find the answers to frequently asked questions here. If you need assistance logging in with your FSA ID, you can contact 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

  • Step 1: Collect the necessary Documents needed to complete the FAFSA process: 2016 Tax Forms
  • Step 2: Apply for a FSA ID-a username and password at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Students will need their FSA ID to electronically sign their FAFSA
  • Parents will need their FSA ID if parent's information is being provided to complete the FAFSA
  • Step 3: Complete your FAFSA: www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • TOCC School Code: 037844
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to update your FAFSA with IRS tax return information. If you have already submitted a FAFSA and would like to use the IRS DRT, click Login to start a correction. Once in the FAFSA, navigate to the "Finances" section, where the option to use the IRS DRT displays for eligible students and parents. You must indicate that you have completed a Federal tax return to be eligible to use the IRS DRT.
  • Step 4: Student Aid Report (SAR)
  • Student receives the SAR through email or regular mail-depends on which one selected. The school receives an electronic copy in about 5 - 7 days
  • Step 5: Award Determination and Award letter
  • Application packet is reviewed and an Award determination is done and an Award Letter is sent out. If the student IS selected for a process called "verification" by the Department of Education, the requirements must be met before an award will be determined.

Scholarship Opportunities

Gewkdag Scholarship

The 2017 Gewkdag Scholarship is awarded to recent High School/GED Graduates that will cover the cost of tuition/fees and $250 toward the cost of books. Eligible students are those that have recently graduated with a High School Diploma/GED Certificate from a school that is located on or near the Tohono O’odham Nation in the year 2017.

Requirements:

  1. First-time students must apply (See Application) for funding within two (2) semesters of High School/GED Graduation Date

  2. Register full-time (for 12 or more semester hours of credit) at Tohono O’odham Community College in Fall 2017 or Spring 2018

  3. Must maintain a 2.0 Semester GPA for 12 or more credits to be eligible for funding in the following semester

Financial Aid Information and Other Resources

Financial aid may come in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study programs or a combination thereof. The financial assistance most commonly obtained by TOCC students comes through one or more of the following programs:

  • The Federal Pell Grant (Online application)

  • Tribal Affiliated Scholarships

  • The American Indian College Fund (Online application)

  • The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • The Federal Work-Study Program

Eligibility for financial assistance is based on a financial needs assessment. Factors considered in the assessment include:

  • Student’s expected family contribution (EFC) toward education

  • Whether student is enrolled full or part-time

  • The previous year’s household income (based on income tax returns)

  • Student’s status as a commuter or campus resident

​Students must apply for financial aid prior to the beginning of the academic year or semester for which they plan to enroll. This will ensure the timely identification, processing and disbursement of funds for which you may be eligible. Application deadlines for financial assistance vary depending on the source of funding, therefore is crucial for the student to apply early.

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