Tidewater Community College is making it easier for students to complete the FAFSA by partnering with the Educational Opportunity Center to offer in-person assistance with the application.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward getting student loans in addition to federal, state and college-specific scholarships and grants. The FAFSA is required to qualify for federal student loans like Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and PLUS Loans. The information in your FAFSA can also qualify you for need-based financial aid like federal Pell Grants.

The time to start the process is now.

An EOC representative will be available on the Norfolk and Virginia Beach campuses through September for those who need one-on-one help applying for financial aid.

Norfolk Campus

Andrews Building, First Floor
300 Granby St., Norfolk

Thursdays & Fridays
9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
2:30 to 4 p.m.

Virginia Beach Campus

Princess Anne Building, Room A104
1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach

Tuesdays & Wednesdays
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

No appointments are required; these services are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Before coming to campus, contact the Educational Opportunity Center at 757-683-2312 for information on required paperwork.