Tacoma Community College Guide

Tacoma Community College

Plan on attending Tacoma’s community college?

This mini guide will provide new students with information on attending the Tacoma Community College, you’ll be able to find what you need by scrolling through the subheadings.

Tacoma Community College Financial aid

I attended TCC in 2014 and coming from a low-income background, I was eligible for financial aid, the process is fairly simple, and TCC has on-campus financial aid advisors that will help you with the paperwork.

If you’re going to take adult basic education classes, financial aid, unfortunately, might not cover the cost of your tuition and books. So be prepared to cover the cost out of pocket.

The kind of programs tcc offers

TCC offers quite a few opportunities when it comes to achieving your higher learning such as their basic area of study, their career training programs, and their bachelor degrees that will launch in the fall of 2018.

Areas of Study

Click on the screenshot to the right to see their college transfer studies.

When I was attending I chose to go for their basic arts and science degrees and took some business and English classes.

I choose their Option A Arts and Science degree because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to major in, however, I knew I wanted to do an English or Business degree.

Option B is for art students, so if you don’t know what you want to do, art and science degree may be your best bet.

TCC’s Adult Basic Education

Adult Basic education is for those who need some improvement in their English, writing, reading, computer and mathematics skills. Tuition isn’t that expensive, tuition for all basic skills programs is $25 per quarter and $5-$15 materials fee charged for most classes.

For eligibility, you must be of 19 years of age or older and released from high school before enrolling. For more on adult education visit here

enrolling with financial aid.

If you plan on applying for financial aid, Tacoma community has financial advisors that will help you fill out the financial aid forms, make sure to bring what is required for your meeting.

For more on financial aid and the financial options, TCC has to offer, visit their cost & aid page.

TCC financial aid office hours 

Financial Aid regular office hours are: Building 14

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Friday 8 am-noon

Tacoma community college scholarships

You can apply for TCC’s scholarship foundation. When you fill out the application you’re automatically applying for all the scholarships. Scholarships of a great sum will usually be spread over fall, winter, and spring.

The foundation is open from January to march, but visit here to make sure of the open application dates.

For additional information on other scholarships to broaden your chances, visit TCC’s scholarship page. Scholarships do not need to be paid back!


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