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:
- Consortium Agreement with other Nevada System of Higher Education Institutions
- Students Transferring To TMCC from Another College or University
- Students Transferring From TMCC to Another College or University
- Millennium Scholarship for Transfer Students
Consortium Agreement with other Nevada System of Higher Education Institutions
If you will be taking at least six credits at TMCC along with classes at another Nevada System of Higher Education Institution during the same term, TMCC's consortium enrollment agreement may allow you to receive aid from TMCC for all of your credits. Federal regulations do not allow you to receive federal financial aid from two schools at the same time. You must choose a "home" institution (please note that you need to check with the other institution to determine if they have reciprocal consortium agreement with TMCC).
To participate in our concurrent enrollment program, follow these steps:
- Complete your File at TMCC
The first step is to complete your financial aid file at TMCC. You should aim to complete your file by our priority deadlines of December 1 for Spring and July 1 for Fall.
- Register for Classes
You must enroll in at least six credits at TMCC along with the classes you plan to take at the other institution, which is your host institution. Please note that financial aid does not pay for continuing education classes.
- Submit Your Receipt
You must pay for your classes out of pocket at your host institution. Once you bring in your receipt showing payment to our office, we will increase your aid at TMCC to account for the classes you have paid for at your host institution.
- Complete the TMCC Financial Aid Consortium Agreement
You can stop by our office and request a consortium agreement form. Once you have completed the packet and have all the required signatures you may turn the form into our office. During peak processing times some delays may occur depending on the workload at the host institution.
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
To continue to receive financial aid at TMCC, you must complete all credits (at TMCC and the host institution) in accordance with TMCC's satisfactory academic progress policies. Once grades are posted at the host institution, please provide a copy to TMCC's Financial Aid Office.
Students Transferring TO TMCC from Another College or University
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 TMCC Admissions and Records Office.
- 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 a degree/emphasis change form to the Admissions and Records Office.
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
If you have questions about your application status or completing the application process, please contact us. If you have special circumstances that you wish to discuss, you can meet with a Financial Aid Officer.
Students Transferring from TMCC to Another College or University
Add the School Code to your FAFSA.
You will need to add the school code of the college or university you plan to attend to your FAFSA. You can add a school code to your FAFSA by selecting the "Make Corrections to a Processed FAFSA" link on the FAFSA home page.
School Codes of other Nevada Institutions are below:
|010362||Community College of Southern Nevada (CCSN)||www.csn.edu|
|006977||Great Basin College (GBC)||www.gbcnv.edu|
|002568||Nevada State College (NSC)||www.nsc.edu|
|009192||Sierra Nevada College||www.sierranevada.edu|
|002569||University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV)||www.unlv.edu|
|002568||University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)||www.unr.edu|
|013869||Western Nevada College (WNC)||www.wnc.edu|
It can take up to two weeks for the new school's Financial Aid Office to show receipt of your FAFSA on their system.
Complete your File at the New School
You need to contact the Financial Aid Office of the college or university you plan to attend to determine what additional steps you need to take in order to complete your file. Check out the school's website for quick information.
Cancel your Aid at TMCC
Once you are sure you plan to attend the new school, you must decline any financial aid that you are scheduled to receive during the semester you plan to transfer. 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 the University of Nevada, Reno or Western Nevada Community College, you may want to investigate TMCC's consortium agreement before your cancel your aid.
Millennium Scholarship for Transfer Students
If you are a Governor Guinn Millennium Scholar and are planning to transfer to TMCC, you do not need to submit a special application to receive your Millennium Scholarship. Your student record should be automatically identified as an eligible Millennium Scholar.
To ensure that your scholarship funds are disbursed in a timely manner, you must complete the following steps:
- Apply to TMCC and Declare a Major
To apply for admission to TMCC, you need to submit an application to admission and records. You can declare a major on your application. 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.
If you have already been admitted to TMCC, 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" or "Job Upgrade" you need to declare a new major. To declare a major, you must submit the degree/emphasis change form to the Admissions and Records Office.
- Register for Classes
Register for at least six qualifying credits via MyTMCC. Keep in mind that remedial courses (those numbered under 100) and Workforce Development and Community Education classes may not be paid by your Millennium Scholarship Funds.
- Maintain Eligibility
To continue to receive your Millennium Scholarship, you must maintain your eligibility. At TMCC, you must satisfactorily complete six credits in each fall and spring semester in which you are enrolled and meet the GPA requirement for your graduating class (see the Millennium Scholarship Web page for detailed information about program eligibility). Please be aware if you lost eligibility at your previous institution, you will not be eligible for Millennium at TMCC until the credits are made up and/or GPA is raised.