Financial Aid

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid!

Students on campus

Financial Aid Office
719-846-5017 or 888-TSC-1925 ext. 5017

We are here to help you meet your educational goals. From here you can apply for financial aid, research scholarships, grants, work study, and student/parent loans. If you need further assistance please feel free to contact any of the following financial aid personnel.

Student Emergency Fund
Spring 2021 Scholarship
Trinidad State College is offering students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours CRRSAA funds. Students must complete the requested information to be eligible. Students that completed the CARES Act Concurrent Enrollment Scholarship will receive one scholarship (not both). Funds will disbursed as directed on this form to either pay the TSC account balance or to be sent to the student’s selected refund preference with BankMobile. Disbursements, a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc.

Student Emergency Fund
The Student Emergency Fund (SEF) is supported by Trinidad State College and the Educational Foundation. The SEF is set in place to assist TSC students by proving financial support when they need assistance with unexpected emergency expenses. This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing income and/or financial aid and does not have to be repaid. Student Emergency Funds are limited. The number of students served through the program is subject to the availability of funds. The fund is sustained through contributions from alumni, parents, faculty, staff, private donors, and friends of the college.


In January of each year, CCCS, on behalf of all colleges within the system, mails IRS Form 1098-T to students who had qualified tuition and other related educational expenses billed to them during the previous calendar year (January 1 – December 31, YYYY).

  • 1098-T FAQ
  • Need more information regarding 1098-T’s, call 719-846-5131.

Code of Conduct

Click the following link for a pdf version of the Trinidad State College Financial Aid Code of Conduct

Code of Conduct (pdf)

Ability to Benefit

The Consolidated and Further Contributing Appropriations Act, 2015, provides ability-to-benefit (ATB) alternatives to a high school diploma for students enrolled in a career pathway program on or after July 1, 2014. Students who were enrolled in a Title IV program prior to July 1, 2012 and were eligible for aid under the old ATB provisions retain their eligibility regardless of whether they are in a career pathway program.

For students without a high school diploma or GED, the Ability to Benefit test is used to determine eligibility for financial aid.

For further information contact the Testing Center.


The Financial Aid Office has taken great care in providing the most recent information. Contents are subject to change without notice because of changing federal, state or institutional policies. All financial aid awards are contingent upon availability of funds and the student’s final eligibility determination.

In 2009, the Colorado Community College System joined the Federal Direct Loan Program.
Click here for more information.

All financial aid awards are made in compliance with the policies and guidelines and regulations set down by the state and federal governments and Trinidad State College.

Awards may consist of one or a combination of various financial aids.

All students who receive financial aid must meet the standard of satisfactory academic progress. The standards are spelled out in the Student Handbook. A paper copy of the Student Handbook is available on request from the Financial Aid Office.