Summer 2012 Financial Aid Information


Financial aid is available for students enrolled in summer sessions for a degree/certificate program that meets aid eligibility criteria.

  • A 2011-2012 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed by June 30, 2012.
  • Satisfy all eligibility requirements, including verification.  If any additional information is required, you will be notified via e-mail.
  • Aid will disburse into student accounts when census (approximately 14 days after classes start) has been reached for your LATEST session.
  • Enroll at least half-time in your degree/certificate program over the summer sessions for a total of at least 6 hours in order to receive a student loan.  Pell grant eligible students may receive Pell funds for less than half-time enrollment.  See FEDERAL PELL GRANT information below.
  • Refer to the website at for additional information regarding:  eligibility, satisfactory academic progress, loan orientation, program requirements, etc.


If you meet the eligibility requirements, complete the 2012 THOMAS NELSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (TNCC) SUMMER AID APPLICATION from the website at, click on forms.  Please complete ALL sections and SIGN the application once you have registered for summer classes.  It is important to register for all classes including all sessions (10W, 8W, 6W, 5W1, 5W2, and Dynamic) to determine your financial aid eligibility.  Incomplete or unsigned applications will not be processed.


Grant and loan funds will be disbursed directly to your TNCC student account.  Estimated disbursement dates for your loan are printed on your Notice of Loan Guarantee and Disclosure statement sent to you by your loan guarantor.  Please note that you are responsible for tuition and fee payment by the deadline date indicated in the summer class schedule (Please note if no available aid is posted, you will be responsible for payment).


If you have remaining financial aid after tuition and fees are paid, you may charge books and supplies in the college bookstore.  Charges for all sessions (10W, 8W, 6W, 5W1, 5W2, and Dynamic) must occur during the charge dates listed in the calendar and on the website.  These dates are the only times students may charge books to eligible financial aid, regardless of when their classes begin. 

Types of Aid Available for Summer 2012

Federal Pell Grants

You must be eligible for a 2011-2012 Federal Pell Grant and have remaining eligibility in order to receive funds.  If you did not receive your entitlement for full-time fall and spring enrollment, you may have remaining eligibility.  If you received a full-time award for the fall and spring semesters, you will be ineligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant.  Please note that federal regulations state you may not receive Pell grant funds from two schools during the same enrollment period. 


Loan eligibility for the summer term will be based on your summer cost of attendance and the unused portion of your 2011-2012 annual loan maximums.  If you are interested in receiving a student loan, you will need to register for summer classes and complete the “Summer Loan Request Form” that is available under “Forms”.  You will follow the directions on the request form to complete entrance loan counseling and sign your master promissory note. To complete the process you will return the Student Loan Request form to Financial Aid Services.  Please remember that you must be enrolled for six or more credit hours in order to receive a student loan.

Federal Work-Study

To receive a summer work-study award, you must be enrolled in at least three credits during the summer term.  If a student employee withdraws, the work study award will end.  Enrollment eligibility is verified with every payroll and employers are notified of work-study cancellations.