Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

How will TBCC contact me regarding financial aid?

The Financial Aid Office will use your TBCC email to contact students. Students with questions are asked to visit Student Services or make an appointment with a Financial Aid Advisor.

I have questions about financial aid - who do I need to ask?

Located in Student Services, Financial Aid Advisors are available for questions in person, by phone (503) 842-8222 x 1130, 1135 or 1110 or by email tbccfinancialaid@tillamoookbaycc.edu.

When will I receive my financial aid refund?

Students who have an accepted award letter before the start of the term will typically receive their grant money the end of the second week of the term. New student loan borrowers will receive their loans 30 days after the start of the term.

How will I receive my financial aid refund?

TBCC has two options for financial aid refunds. Students can choose direct deposit or a check will be mailed the student’s address of record. Students can sign up for direct deposit by completing a form available at TBCC’s Business Office or online under “Student Finances” on the Student tab when logged on to MyTBCC.

If I take classes at TBCC summer term how will that affect my PELL grant?

The PELL grant pays for the maximum of 3 full time terms. Students who are only receiving PELL will see a reduction in their financial aid in a subsequent term when they receive PELL money for summer term classes.