Trinity Valley Community College

Financial Aid
Jennifer Evilsizer
Director of Student Financial Aid

100 Cardinal Dr.
Athens, TX 75751

(903) 675-6233 - Office

Office Hours:
Fall/Spring Hours

8:00am to 4:30pm

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday (Closed Friday)

Ability to Benefit
Posted: 1/25/2016 8:18:13 AM

In order for a student to be eligible to receive Title IV (federal) financial aid, the student must be either a high school graduate or have received passing scores on the GED exam.

If neither of these two requirements has been met, the student may become eligible to receive Title IV funding through obtaining appropriate scores on an approved Ability-to-Benefit test or they may become eligible upon satisfactory completion of six credit hours that are applicable toward a degree or certificate offered by the institution. Students are ineligible to receive Title IV aid while earning the six credit hours.

Beginning Fall 2007, Trinity Valley Community College will administer the ACCUPLACER test, but will continue to accept scores from the COMPASS test as well as any test approved by the U. S. Department of Education.

Upon successful completion of an approved test or six credit hours as described above, the student would meet the Ability-to-Benefit requirement for financial aid purposes.

Ability-to-Benefit Tests Passing Scores
Reading Comprehension 55
Sentence Skills 60
Arithmetic 34
Reading Placement 62
Writing Placement 32
PreAlgebra/ Numerical 25