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Admissions & Financial Aid


The FAFSA Trenholm State school code is 005734

The FIRST STEP in applying for financial aid is filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application each year. At Trenholm State, the FAFSA is the only application required for Federal and/or State Aid for the school year which includes the fall and spring semesters and summer Term. Students may complete the FAFSA online at

WHO GETS FEDERAL STUDENT AID? The most basic eligibility requirements are that you must:

  • Demonstrate financial need;
  • Have either a high school diploma or GED;
  • Have a valid Social Security number;
  • Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program;
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress once in college;
  • Sign a statement of educational purpose/certification statement on refunds and defaults;
  • You must sign statements on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) stating that you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant.

Apply Early

Financial Aid – The first day that you can submit the FAFSA for the new academic year is October 1. Apply online at Some types of aid are limited in funding. Therefore, you must apply early, by the following priority dates, in order to be considered for the maximum award that you may qualify to receive.

Please remember to enter the Trenholm State Community College’s Federal School Code 005734 on your FAFSA.

Admission – You can apply for financial aid before you are admitted, but Federal funds cannot be awarded until you are unconditionally admitted to the College (Complete the online admissions application here).