FAFSA Priority Application Deadline

Applications will be processed as quickly as possible on a funds available basis. Some programs, particularly grant programs, have limited funds, so the earlier we receive your application and all supporting documents, the greater the chance for you to receive funds from these programs.

Summer           April 1

Fall                  June 1

Spring              November 1


IMPORTANT: Refunds are not processed until all your institutional charges are paid in full (including tuition, fees, and books), and you have a credit balance on your Temple College Student Account. You must check with the Cashier’s Office immediately if you owe other charges such as parking fines, library fines, University Courtyard Apartment rent, loaner computer, departmental charges, Leopard Loans or other agreements to the Temple College Foundation, etc.

Please make sure that (1) your mailing address and telephone number are up-to-date on TConnect and (2) your account information on TouchNet is accurate. Each semester, we have students who did not receive their refund in a timely manner because their information was not current. Don’t let this happen to you!!


If you plan to attend college from Fall 2016 through Summer 2017 and would like to receive financial aid, you must complete the 2016/2017 FAFSA, if you have not already done so.


Spring 2017:

  • Feb. 17            Grants and certain Scholarships* plus 1st disbursement of 1/3rd of loan proceeds
  • Mar. 3              Initial disbursement of 1/3rd of loan proceeds for first-time loan borrowers
  • Mar. 31            2nd disbursement of another 1/3rd of loan proceeds
  • Apr. 28            3rd disbursement of remaining loan proceeds plus 2nd 8-wk class refunds


Summer 2017:

  • June 22            Grants and certain Scholarships* plus first-half of loan proceeds
  • July 13              Initial disbursement for first-time loan borrowers
  • July 27              Remaining loan disbursement plus 2nd 6-wk class refunds


* TC Foundation Success Scholarships will not be refunded until after the semester ends, if eligible.

Bookstore Charges

You will be able to purchase books at the bookstore using funds in your financial aid account on TConnect. Any funds left over after tuition/fees and bookstore charges are deducted will be refunded to you.


Spring 2017

1st 8, and 16-week classes:    January 10, 2017 – January 27, 2017

2nd 8-week classes:    March 10, 2017 – March 24, 2017


Summer 2017

1st 6-wk, 8-wk, and 11-wk classes:    May 23, 2017 – June 6, 2017

2nd 6-week classes:     July 5, 2017 – July 13, 2017

Verification File Complete Deadline

If cannot see your award on TConnect by this date, you must make alternative payment arrangements.

  • Summer             May 1
  • Fall                     July 1
  • Spring                December 1

Summer Intent Form Deadline

Summer:     May 15

Financial Aid Suspension Appeal Deadlines

Appeals are generally NOT APPROVED, and students should make other payment arrangements while waiting on the Financial Aid Committee’s decision or risk being dropped from their coursework. Most appeals are denied due to lack of documentation.

  • Spring              January 15
  • Summer          May 15
  • Fall                    August 15

Semester Begins, First Class Day

Spring 2017

  • 1st 8 and 16-week:     January 17, 2017
  • 2nd 8-week:                March 20, 2017


Summer 2017

  • 1st 6, 8, and 11-week:     May 30, 2017
  • 2nd 6-week:                     July 10, 2017

60% Date

Students receiving federal aid who withdraw from class before this date may have to return a portion of their financial aid funds.


Spring 2017

  • 1st 8-week classes          February 17, 2017
  • 16-week classes               March 31, 2017
  • 2nd 8-week classes         April 21, 2017


Summer 2017

  • 1st 6-week classes        June 21, 2017
  • 8-week classes              June 30, 2017
  • 11-week classes             July 12, 2017
  • 2nd 6-week classes      July 29, 2017

Student Loan Deadline

In order for funds to be available by the end of the semester, loans request forms must be submitted by the dates below. If a student is in a 6 or 8 week class that ends before this date, the last date that student may submit a loan request form would be the end date of their class.


Spring:          April 15

Summer:      July 15

Fall:                 November 10

* Dates are subject to change. Please check the website periodically for the latest changes or updates.

Verification Deadlines

If an application is selected for verification, Temple College will email to the student a letter requesting any required documents, including verification requirements. These must be returned before the end of the enrollment period for which financial aid is requested. If errors are detected as a result of verification, we will correct the students application electronically. The student’s award will be based on the corrected data.