Financial Aid: (407) 518-5432
Financial Aid is available to all prospective and currently enrolled students who qualify, and enroll in an approved career training program. Students who wish to apply for financial aid must visit the Financial Aid Office at TECO, and complete the Financial Aid Checklist and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application for processing. It is recommended that the completed application be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the expected enrollment date.
Financial Aid offered at TECO consists of the Title IV Federal Pell Grant, Florida Bright Futures Scholarship, Student Financial Aid Fund (SFAF), private scholarships, and assistance for targeted populations. Research for scholarships can be completed on-line at ***www.fastweb.com*** or ***www.finaid.org***.
All students seeking financial aid must have proof of the previous year's income, and proof of current income. For previous income, this may be in the form of a copy of tax returns, or a form 1722 obtained from the IRS, along with other untaxed income statements such as Unemployment, Social Security, etc. For current income, this may be in the form of current pay stubs, current unemployment pay stubs, a notice of case action from HRS indicating the amount received for AFDC and Food Stamps, a current statement from Social Security stating the amount received, etc.
Satisfactory academic progress must be maintained in order to receive financial aid; Satisfactory academic progress is defined as student competency in 75 percent of the work defined by the course guidelines, and coursework completion at an acceptable level of performance. The Financial Aid Office will require a monthly timesheet and quarterly academic progress reports. Documentation supporting absences should be given to the Financial Aid Office immediately upon student returning to school.
Not all students receive financial aid. In 2014-15, 66% of our full-time students enrolling for the first time received grant/scholarship aid. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to determine their eligibility for Federal financial aid. For more information on applying for Federal student aid, go to http://www.fafsa.gov. TECO does not participate in any type of loan programs.
In accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA), as amended, as of October 29, 2011, each postsecondary institution that participates in the Title IV federal student aid programs is required to post a net price calculator on its Web site. The net price calculator uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students, and their families, based on a student’s individual circumstances. This calculator is intended to provide estimated net price information (defined as estimated cost of attendance — including tuition and required fees, books and supplies, room and board (meals), and other related expenses — minus estimated grant and scholarship aid) to current and prospective students, and their families, based on what similar students paid in a previous year. Please note that the estimates provided apply to full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students only. The estimate provided does not represent a final determination, or actual award of financial assistance, or a final net price; they are only estimates based on cost of attendance, and financial aid provided to students in a previous year. Cost of attendance and financial aid availability change from year to year. The estimates shall not be binding on the Secretary of Education, TECO, or the State of Florida.
Net Price Calculator
Financial Aid Staff