Financial Aid

The type of resource below is a list of authoritative sources available on this topic, such as books available at the NCTC Libraries and Internet resources.


Search the Catalog. Use the NCTC Library catalog to search all NCTC campuses for books, DVDs, and more. Search by keyword, subject, series, title, or author. The call number and location indicate where the item is located.

Suggested Subject Search Terms

  • College costs--United States
  • Grants-in-aid--United States Directories
  • Loans--United States Directories
  • Scholarships--United States
  • Scholarships--United States Directories
  • Student aid--United States
  • Student aid--United States Directories
  • Student aid--United States Handbooks, manuals, etc.
  • Student loans--United States


NCTC provides subscriptions to thousands of journals, magazines, newspapers and other credible sources of information through research databases.

Note: These links only work ON-CAMPUS. To access the databases off-campus, go the Library Databases page within MyNCTC.

Suggested Databases

Academic Search Complete
Provides full text for scholarly publications covering various academic areas of study, including Business and Economics.

NCTC eBook Collection
Digital version of books, journals, and database content.

WorldCat (OCLC)
Provides Interlibrary Loan service to search for items that are not available in the NCTC Libraries. An OCLC catalog of books and other materials located in libraries throughout the world, this database contains more than 86 million bibliographic records and nearly 1.2 billion holdings representing the collections of more than 10,000 libraries, over 400 languages.

Internet Resources

NCTC Financial Aid Department
Home webpage of the North Central Texas College Department of Financial Aid. This is the best website to visit to learn what steps are needed to complete the process to receive financial aid.

Accredited Schools Online
The most comprehensive resource for learning about school accreditation and for finding accredited traditional and online programs that best meet your needs.

Best Scholarship Search Platforms
As the average price of college rises, more and more students look for ways to cover their costs. While some turn to federal or state financial aid, others look at some of the available scholarships that are out there. A large number of scholarships go unused every year because students do not realize that the money is there or they do not understand what they need to do to apply for one. When you use a scholarship search platform, you can view dozens and even hundreds of scholarships at the same time. As not every platform contains the same information though, you may want to look at multiple sites. This allows you to view any money that you might qualify for and find out how to apply.

Discover Degrees in Business
A team a career and college educatin counselors who have devoted time to develop tools designed to help students research adn compare different schools to assits them in making the right decision when choosing a university to attend.

FastWEB.Com Financial Aid Search
The FastWEB Scholarship Search matches your specific skills, abilities, and interests to the website’s database of over 275,000 scholarships.

Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Office of the U.S. Department of Education
Website to visit to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), which is the first step in getting student aid and is required every year.

FinAid: The Financial Aid Information Page
A free resource providing information, advice, and tools on student aid, with sources of aid, information, financial aid calculators, scam alerts, and more.

Online Colleges, Online Degrees, and College Scholarships
This website provides information regarding traditional schools, online college programs, scholarships, and financial aid. Links to more than 70 free college scholarship search sites.

Peterson's Education & Career Center
Education and related sites including schools, colleges and universities, graduate study, study abroad, summer programs, special schools, and distance learning. Best Scholarship Search Platforms
Online guide that covers what you should know about scholarship, how do scholarship search platforms work, what students should know before they search for a scholarship, and a guide to to applying for scholarships.

Scholarships for Student Caregivers
A listing of scholarships available for caregivers provided by

State of Texas Financial Aid
Information is provided for general and educational purposes only, and is not intended to provide legal, tax, or investment advice.

STEM Scholarship Guide
This website provides tips for finding and applying for scholarships for students who plan to major in Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. The webpage also gives links to scholarships in these areas.

The Student Guide to Financial Aid
U.S. Department of Education guide covers the major aid programs, including Pell Grants, Stafford Loans, and PLUS Loans. 

Student Loans.Gov
Provides information about Student Aid Programs, Entrance Counseling, Financial Awareness Counseling, and additional information to begin the process towards receiving financial aid.