What do I do first?
Fill out a FAFSA. The FAFSA is a FREE online tool for financial aid. You should never pay anything to fill this information out.
Get a FSA ID at https://studentaid.gov/fsa-id/sign-in/landing. The FSA ID is your electronic signature for the Dept. of Education and is required to complete your online FAFSA. Your parents are required to have their own FSA ID if you are a dependent. After getting your FSA ID, complete your FAFSA at https://fafsa.ed.gov (you will need tax return documentation to complete the FAFSA).
Financial aid cannot be awarded without a completed FAFSA on file. Kilgore College must be listed as your school of choice. KC's code is 003580.
Need help filling out the FAFSA?
Come to our campus and speak with our highly trained financial aid staff to assist with this process. Be sure to call first (903-983-8211) so we can tell you the information that will be needed to complete this step for you. We look forward to seeing you!
- Deadline to apply for financial aid for the the fall semester is July 1.
- Deadline to apply for financial aid for the spring semester is is Nov. 1.
- Last day to file a FAFSA for the current year is June 30. Please note: You may begin applying for the next year as of Oct. 1.
Submitting the FAFSA and any required documents late will still have their files processed. Financial Aid files will be processed in the order in which the documents were received.
- Fall 2021 Student Loan Deadline: Nov. 26, 2021
- Spring 2022 Student Loan Deadline: April 29, 2022
Suspension Appeal Priority Deadlines:
- 2021-22 Fall 1 and Fall 16-week: Aug. 13, 2021
- 2021-22 Fall 2: Oct. 8, 2021
- Spring 1/Spring 16-week: Jan. 7, 2022
- Spring 2: March 4, 2022
College is possible!
You've been considering attending Kilgore College for months or even years. You know what you want, and you've got an idea what it will cost. What you don't know is where you're going to find the money. The financial aid professionals at Kilgore College will show you how paying for tuition (and maybe some other expenses) is possible without depleting your savings or emptying your wallet.
You might qualify for state or federal grants, loans or scholarships:
Kilgore College is committed to helping you make your education as affordable as possible. Students may qualify for:
Also, if you are in a dire financial situation, KC students can apply for the Student Emergency Fund.
Get help from the Educational Opportunity Center!
The Educational Opportunity Center at Kilgore College will assist you with the following FREE Financial Aid services.
- Financial Aid Applications (FAFSA) and FA Verification
- Financial Literacy (Budgeting, Scholarships, Loan Processes and Repayment, FA Maintenance)
- Call Rosa Hopkins at (903) 236-2026 to receive assistance at the KC Longview North Building (RM 205F).
- Call Rubi Ramirez (903) 983-8615 for assistance at the Kilgore campus (SS 111).
Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.
Log in to AccessKC to check on your financial aid:
Are you a Veteran?
If you are a Veteran, check out the Veterans Page.
Info for first-generation college students:
Nearly one-third of all incoming freshmen each year are first-generation college students. Defined as learners coming a family where neither of their parents or guardians have obtained a bachelor’s degree, the majority of these students hail from minority households. While being a first generation college student is a proud accomplishment, students in this category often face obstacles their peers don’t experience. View the first-generation college student guide.
The Student Right to Know Act, the Campus Security Act, and the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act require all colleges and universities participating in federal Student Aid Programs to disclose certain institution information, including graduation rates, information on students receiving athletics-related student aid, campus security policies and campus crime statistics. Kilgore College is in compliance with Title IV requirements regarding reporting graduation rates. Graduation rates are reported to the U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), Integrated Post-Secondary Education Data System (IPEDS) as well as other federally mandated information such as diversity and retention.