Financial Aid
FAFSA, Grants, & Other Aid
Below you will find information about the FAFSA, grants, and other forms of aid to attend Three Rivers. Students are encouraged to stop by the Office of Financial Aid, located in the Westover Administration Building, or external locations, for help with completing a FAFSA.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


The college participates in student financial aid programs offered through the U.S. Department of Education, which include:
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Work-Study (FWS)
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
  • Direct Loans (DL)
  • Parent Plus Loans
By filling out a FAFSA, you are determining your eligibility for all of the above programs, as well as many Three Rivers' scholarships.

Apply for FAFSA Online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
School code for Three Rivers College is 004713.

2017-18 2018-19
Tax Records Needed 2015 tax year 2016 tax year
Semesters student plans to attend Fall 2017
Spring 2018
Summer 2018
Fall 2018
Spring 2019
Summer 2019
*Note prior-prior year taxes are used.

Items needed to submit FAFSA:
  1. Social Security number for yourself and parents (if dependent).
  2. Your Driver's License (if applicable).
  3. Your Federal and State Income Tax returns (and your spouse's, if you are married) or W-2 Forms and other records of money earned.
  4. Your Parents' Federal and State Income Tax return (if you are a dependent student).
  5. Any untaxed income.
  6. Your current bank statements.
  7. Your current business and investment mortgage information, business and farm records, stock, bond, and other investment records.
  8. Your alien registration or permanent resident card (if you are not a U.S. citizen).
Complete the FAFSA Online
  1. Apply for a FSA ID.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. Remember that no fee is charged to apply.
  3. Make sure to select the correct FAFSA year (see table above). Summer semester at Three Rivers College is treated as a trailer semester to the academic year. Students starting in summer will need to submit a FAFSA for the current year, as well as the next year.
  4. Be sure to add Three Rivers College school code 004713.
  5. Link your taxes using the FAFSA’s IRS Data Retrieval Tool (dependent students will also need to link parent tax information). Instructions for linking taxes are available on the IRS Website and can be found here.
  6. For more information on how to complete the FAFSA, please contact the Office of Financial Aid or external locations or refer to the Federal Student Aid Website.

Pell Grants


Federal Pell Grants are normally awarded if you have demonstrated financial need and have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. The U.S. Department of Education determines eligibility by reviewing the FAFSA information, which produces an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as indicated on the Student Aid Report (SAR).

The Pell Grant amount you receive is based on your financial need, the cost of attendance, whether you are attending full time or part-time, and whether you are attending for a full academic year or less. You may not receive Pell Grant funds from more than one school at the same time. Your Lifetime Pell Limit is restricted to 600 percent (for example 12 semesters of full-time attendance) at all colleges. For more information on Pell Grants, visit the Federal Student Aid website.

To be eligible for a Pell Grant a student must complete a FAFSA and meet all of the following criteria:
  • Have a high school diploma or a GED/HISET Certificate.
  • Be enrolled as a degree-seeking student in an approved Title IV program. Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen.
  • Meet satisfactory academic progress standards set by the institution.
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan.
  • Not owe money on a federal student grant made under Title IV, at any institution.
  • Be registered with Selective Service (males ages 18 through 25).
Initial Pell Grant payments can be expected by approximately the fifth to sixth week of the semester. Payments will be made weekly throughout the semester (excluding weeks of breaks and holidays). Late applicants can expect payment in accordance with receipt and processing of their files. Pell payments are made to the student's account in order to pay institutional expenses incurred. If the Pell Grant exceeds the student's account balance, the student will receive a disbursement for the credit balance.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants


FSEOG grants are awarded to students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution. Due to limited funding, not every eligible student will receive FSEOG. The annual award typically ranges from $200-$600 at Three Rivers. For more information on FSEOG grants, visit the Federal Student Aid Website. The FAFSA is necessary to determine a student’s eligibility for FSEOG.

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