Financial Aid

TVCC Financial Aid Office

FAFSA first; get started with the financial aid process by completing your FAFSA.  Applications open each October.

Check your My Cardinal Connect portal to check the status of your financial aid.

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 TVCC Financial Aid


The financial aid program at Trinity Valley Community College is designed to provide federal and state financial aid through scholarships, grants, loans and on-campus employment.  The FAFSA application is used to determine eligibility for both state and federal aid programs.  Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible each yearsince funding for some of the programs are limited.   Applications typically open October 1 of the year prior to the year the aid will be available for use.  TVCC's school code is 003572.  Please use the categories menu towards the bottom of this page to explore the Financial Aid Office.





The FAFSA form applies to a single academic year. That means you need to submit a new FAFSA form each year.  At TVCC, our academic year starts in the Fall (August) and end in the Summer (July). 

Need help completing the FAFSA? Visit , or watch this instructional video using your browser or mobile app.


Financial Aid Status

A student’s financial aid status and eligibility is available online through My Cardinal Connect  24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  If you are having trouble accessing your My Cardinal Connect please contact IT Services.



Priority Deadlines for Financial Aid

Fall priority deadline July first

Spring priority deadline November first

Summer priority deadline April first


TVCC has many scholarship opportunities available to help students with college costs.

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