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Frequently Asked Questions -Tillamook Bay Community College

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 1100 or by email

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?

Students who receive a PELL grant for summer term and have continuous enrollment for 4 terms during an academic year, must be enrolled  at least half-time (6 credits) spring term to receive a PELL grant for that term.