Federal School Code: 037844
While the student is ultimately responsible for meeting educational costs, most TOCC students receive some source of student financial aid. A student’s financial need is determined by an analysis of his/her income (if dependent of a parent, then his/her parent’s income) and other financial resources considered as income (which may not be reported on the income tax form). It is expected that students who plan on attending TOCC will be responsible for tuition and fees and other college expenses incurred.
The number and amount of financial aid awards is subject to the availability of institutional, federal, and tribal funds. The type of aid and the amount awarded is also determined by the status of the student, established financial need, and the aid they are eligible to receive. TOCC complies with grant, tribal, and federal policies and guidelines in reference to the type of awards and grants received and also by the regulations of the Department of Education in reference to Title IV funds.
Completing Your FAFSA Application
To complete the FAFSA — Free Application for Federal Student Aid, click on https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/create-account/launch to begin the process. Follow the steps. If you have questions about the FSA ID, you can find the answers to frequently asked questions here. If you need assistance logging in with your FSA ID, you can contact 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).
The 2021 Gewkdag Scholarship is awarded to recent High School/GED Graduates that will cover the cost of tuition/fees and $250 toward the cost of books. Eligible students are those that have recently graduated with a High School Diploma/GED Certificate from a school that is located on or near the Tohono O’odham Nation in the year 2021.
First-time students must apply (See Application) for funding within two (2) semesters of High School/GED Graduation Date
Register full-time (for 12 or more semester hours of credit) at Tohono O’odham Community College in Fall 2021 or Spring 2022
Must maintain a 2.0 Semester GPA for 12 or more credits to be eligible for funding in the following semester
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Tohono O’odham Scholarship Office: Higher Education/Scholarship
PH: (520) 383-6571
Financial Aid Information and Other Resources
Financial aid may come in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study programs or a combination thereof. The financial assistance most commonly obtained by TOCC students comes through one or more of the following programs:
The Federal Pell Grant (Online application)
Tribal Affiliated Scholarships
The American Indian College Fund (Online application)
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The Federal Work-Study Program
Eligibility for financial assistance is based on a financial needs assessment. Factors considered in the assessment include:
Student’s expected family contribution (EFC) toward education
Whether student is enrolled full or part-time
The previous year’s household income (based on income tax returns)
Student’s status as a commuter or campus resident
Students must apply for financial aid prior to the beginning of the academic year or semester for which they plan to enroll. This will ensure the timely identification, processing and disbursement of funds for which you may be eligible. Application deadlines for financial assistance vary depending on the source of funding, therefore is crucial for the student to apply early.