Financial Aid | Thomas Nelson Community College

Financial Aid

Virginia College Access Network (VirginiaCAN) and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) have partnered on a statewide effort to offer FREE, one-on-one FAFSA completion assistance. From March 22 through June 30, 2021, class of 2020 & 2021 high school students and their parents can go to to schedule a virtual meeting and connect with an advisor who can answer questions and walk them through filling out the FAFSA application.

Thomas Nelson’s Financial Aid Office is committed to working with students and parents to provide financial aid that will help cover the cost of tuition, fees, and other education-related expenses. Financial aid packages can include support from military benefits, scholarships, grants, work-study, and federal student loans. Most financial aid programs are based on the philosophy that the primary responsibility of paying college expenses rests with the student and his/her family. Financial aid is meant to supplement, rather than replace, the resources of the family. However, not every student has the resources to pay for college. This is why it is so important that every student completes the FAFSA (to be considered for financial aid support). The FAFSA determines how much financial aid support the student and his/her family is eligible to receive each year. 1-2-3 GO Initiative!
STUDENTS: you should ensure at the start of every semester, that you have enough funding to cover all (100%) of your tuition, fees, and books. You may be dropped from your classes if your semester balance is NOT paid in full by the billing due date.  The Financial Aid Department is not permitted to release refunds to you until the "last day to drop with a refund" is over.  Please visit the Academic Calendar website for corresponding dates.
NEED HELP? The fastest way to get answers to your questions is as follows: 1) check out the FAQs section (on the right-side menu), 2) email us at, 3) schedule a virtual appointment in Navigate (located on your MyTNCC dashboard, please watch this short video on how to schedule your virtual appointment - VIDEO LINK), 4) call our 24/7 Support Center at 1-855-877-3945, or 5) Click on the "Chat & Online Support" link (on the right-side menu).
FAFSA HELP?  Call 1-800-4-FED-AID (800-433-3243).  Watch this video on completing the FAFSA via Mobile App.  Please pay close attention to which FAFSA application you are completing.  Thomas Nelson's school code: 006871.  If you want aid for Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021, please complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA.  If you want aid for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022, please complete the 2021-2022 FAFSA.


Important Financial Aid Dates

Summer 2021

SAP Appeal Deadline Based on your enrollment (*)
Tuition Due Date April 30, 2021
Tuition Payment Plan – Start Date April 7, 2021
Bookstore Charge Start & End Date May 14, 2021, to June 23, 2021

First Day of Class

Summer Aid Refunds Begin

May 17, 2021

Week of June 14th

(*) SAP Appeals are due by the last day to add a class for the longest session that you are enrolled in for that given semester. For example, the last day to add a class for the ten (10) week Summer 2021 semester is Wednesday, May 19th.  If your longest session in this semester (Summer 2021) is the ten (10) week session, then Wednesday, May 19th is your SAP Appeal deadline.


Important Financial Aid Links

Financial Aid Priority Filing Dates

  • May 1 for Fall Semester
  • November 1 for Spring Semester
  • April 1 for Summer Semester

Thomas Nelson school code: 006871

ECMC Learning Financial Wellness Tools

Money management tools for students. TNCC has partnered with ECMC to offer an online interactive service that helps students gain knowledge about student loans, car loans, buying or renting a place, credit card debt, budgeting, and investing. Get started with ECMC.

Financial Aid & Veteran Affairs

Hampton & Historic Triangle campuses

M 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
T 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
W 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
TH 8 a.m.– 5 p.m.
F 8 a.m.– 12 p.m.