INSTEP ProgramThe INSTEP program is a summer intensive program. Most students only attend for summer sessions for two to three consecutive summers, however, they may also attend for the Fall and Spring terms in between. Students who need financial aid in terms other than Summer must contact the INSTEP liaison (Jannatul Ferdous at firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Office of Financial Aid to ensure that their aid is set up appropriately.
Summer is the last term of each academic year (e.g. Fall 2014 is the first term of the 2014-2015 aid year, Spring 2015 is the second, and Summer 2015 is the final), so the appropriate FAFSAs must be completed. Students beginning the INSTEP program during Summer 2014 must complete the 2013-2014 FAFSA and the 2014-2015 FAFSA using TC's school code (G03979). Note that students must be enrolled in at least six credit hours (or the equivalent) per term to be eligible for federal aid of any kind. Please be aware that the 2013-2014 FAFSA will not be available after June 30, 2014.
Students must also complete the TC Scholarship Application to be eligible for any institutional aid, including the INSTEP scholarship as detailed below. It is a part of the admissions application. Note: Institutional scholarships typically pay only towards tuition (not fees) charges.
The tuition rate changes each academic year. Please refer to our Cost of Attendance page for more information on it. You can also refer to the Student Accounts page for a full list of tuition and fees.
1st year students receive 4 points in INSTEP scholarship.
2nd year students receive 2 points in INSTEP scholarship.
*These awards should be reflected in your award letter by mid-June.