Students Transferring to TMCC from Another College or University Within a FAFSA Year
Add TMCC School Code to your FAFSA.
The TMCC Federal School Code is 010363. You can add the school code to your FAFSA by selecting the "Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA" link on the FAFSA home page. It will take approximately two weeks for our office to show receipt of your FAFSA on our system.
Cancel your Aid at your Current School
Once you are sure you plan to attend TMCC, be sure to contact the financial aid office at your current school to decline any financial aid that you are scheduled to receive during the semester you plan to attend TMCC. You will want to do so by July 1 for fall semester and December 1 for spring semester. Federal regulations only allow you to receive aid from one institution per semester. If you plan to continue to take a class or two at another Nevada System of Higher Education institution, you may want to investigate TMCC's consortium agreement.
Confirm your Admission Status
To be eligible for financial aid, you must be admitted to TMCC and enrolled in an eligible associate degree or certificate program. You can confirm your admission status using MyTMCC. If you do not have access to MyTMCC, contact the admissions and records.
- If you wish to apply for admission to TMCC, you need to submit an application to admission and records. Please note if you are applying for a special program such as nursing or dental hygiene, there may be additional steps you must complete to enroll in the program.
- Check your declared major via MyTMCC by logging in and choosing the "Admission Status" in the left-hand column. If your major is listed as "Undecided," "Personal Interest," "Job Upgrade" or "Associate of Arts, Millennium Scholarship," you need to declare a new major. If you need to declare a major, you must submit the degree/emphasis change form to admissions and records.
Complete your File
After you submit your FAFSA and receive your student aid report (SAR), check MyTMCC to view your to-do list for Financial Aid Missing Documents or contact the financial aid office to learn what steps are needed to complete your file. Common steps:
- Verification - approximately one in three applications are selected for verification. This is a process where the federal government asks that we verify the accuracy of the financial information reported on the FAFSA. Students who are selected for verification are required to submit either the Verification Worksheet for Dependent Students or the Verification Worksheet for Independent Students, along with copies of signed tax returns or other documentation of income.
- Appeal - certain circumstances may require you to meet with a financial aid officer to file an appeal before you can be eligible for aid. Examples of such circumstances include holding a prior bachelor's degree, lack of satisfactory academic progress, or selective service registration issues.
Do not turn in any documents that are not requested by our office. Doing so can delay your financial aid award.
Know Your Deadlines
We encourage you to become familiar with financial aid deadlines. You will have more opportunity to receive different types of aid if you apply early.
Check your Financial Aid Offer
Once your FAFSA application has been received in our office, we will process your application and determine your financial aid award package. You can check your Financial Aid Offer Letter on MyTMCC. Please allow approximately three weeks for regular processing and approximately six weeks for files selected for verification (may be longer during peak periods). If you are interested in student loans, you will need to complete extra steps once your file is complete. Contact us for further information.
Contact TMCC's Financial Aid Office
Contact us if you have questions about your application status and to complete the application process. Feel free to send us an email or visit our office. If you have special circumstances that you wish to discuss, you can meet with a financial aid officer.
If you have already completed a FAFSA for the current year, you do not have to complete a new FAFSA if you are transferring during the same academic year. You do, however, have a few important tasks to complete.
Information about how to continue to receive financial aid when transferring from one college or university to another can be found through the links below: