Programs Available

The chart below outlines the major financial aid programs available at North Central Texas College along with eligibility requirements and application procedures. Not all scholarship programs are listed, check with the Scholarship Office for information about other specialized scholarship programs.

Summary of Student Financial Assistance Programs Available
at North Central Texas College

Financial Aid Program summary
Program Description Eligibility Value To Apply
Federal PELL Grant Available to eligible students with an established need.
(Grant program)
Undergraduate & U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.Established financial need. Up to $6,495 per year paid
  1. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at:
  2. Check with the NCTC Financial Aid Office upon receipt of your Student Aid Report from the Department of Education.
  3. Follow up with any other documentation that may be required.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) Reserved for students with EXCEPTIONAL financial. Priority given to Pell recipients with a zero (0) EFC Undergraduate & U.S. citizen enrolled at least half-time, with minimal family contributions. Approximately $400
Federal College Work-Study Program Part-time employment (up to 19 hours weekly) on or off campus, need-based. Enrolled at least half-time, U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

$9 on campus and $10 off campus

Direct Loans: Subsidized, Unsubsidized and PLUS Federal Loan Program Must be enrolled at least half-time and amount awarded must not be over Cost of Attendance. $3500 Sub for Freshman <30hrs
$4500 Sub for Sophomore >30hrs

Unsubsidized Loan award amounts  are $2000 for dependents and $6000 for independent students.

Additional and Summer loan amounts available upon written request based on eligibility.
Alternative/Private Student Loans Private Must submit FAFSA application to school and be enrolled at least half-time. Amount requested must not be over the Cost of Attendance. Up to Cost of Attendance

Apply with lender.

Mary Josephine Cox Scholarship Scholarship does not require repayment. Cooke County resident under age 21, enrolled full-time, cumulative 3.0 GPA and special competency in given field. Tuition/fees only, maximum $100 per semester (Fall/Spring)

Students may complete an on-line scholarship application located on the college webpage at NCTC Scholarships.  Scholarship applications are accepted twice a year between March 1 - April 15 and September 1 - October 15.  Application deadlines are April 15 for the Summer & Fall semesters and October 15 for the Spring semester.  Students who are new to NCTC will need to apply for admission before being able to complete a scholarship application. 

NCTC Foundation Scholarships Donors have established these scholarships that do not require repayment. Criteria for these scholarships are varied including academic achievement, certain residency, financial need, specific major, etc. Average Scholarship $600.
NCTC Foundation Dual Credit Scholarships Scholarships do not require repayment. Must be attending high school or residing in the college's service area.  Preference given to underprivileged. Maximum 3 credit hours per semester
"Best Seat in the House" Scholarships Scholarships do not require repayment Students majoring in the Performing & Visual Arts Up to $500 Contact the Performing & Visual Arts Department
Friends of Agriculture Scholarship Scholarships do not require repayment. Enrolled full-time, in a minimum or 2 agriculture courses, and maintain a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA $500 per semester (Fall/Spring) Scholarship applications available at Gainesville Campus with the Agriculture Dept. or by completing the on-line NCTC Foundation scholarship application mentioned above.
NCTC Departmental Scholarships Scholarships are available from various NCTC depts., including music, drama, dance, art, athletics Enrolled in the specific dept. at NCTC Vary depending on program Contact department chairs for the various departments.

For more detailed information about these and other financial assistance programs, call or write:

Office of Financial Aid - North Central Texas College
1525 W. California, Gainesville, TX 76240
(940) 668-4242
(940) 498-6294

North Central Texas College Foundation
1525 W. California, Gainesville, TX 76240
(940) 668-4213