Financial Aid | Thomas Nelson Community College

Financial Aid

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)
SUBMIT COMPLETED FORMS TO: Financial Aid Support Services  or


Important Financial Aid Dates

Spring 2021

Last day to Submit SAP Appeals March 17, 2021 (*)
Tuition Due Date December 4, 2020
Tuition Payment Plan – Start Date October 19, 2020
Bookstore Charge Start & End Date December 22, 2020 to March 22, 2021

First Day of Class

Spring Aid Refunds Begin

January 11, 2021

Week of February 15th

(*) SAP Appeals are due by the last day to add a class for a given term, but the default deadline is always the last day to add a class for the 8W2 session as the last acceptable/permitted due date.


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.– 5 p.m.