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Frequently Asked Questions for Current Students

How do I Authorize Direct Deposit?

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville is pleased to now offer direct deposit to its students.  To receive refunds in the fastest way possible, students may authorize processing by direct deposit to a personal checking or savings account. Once you complete the initial direct deposit authorization, you will not be required to reauthorize each trimester. However, you must update your bank information, if any changes in account information occur, to ensure your funds are going into your current account and are not delayed. You may also opt out of direct deposit at any time.  If you choose to opt out, you will need to contact your institution for instructions.

You can enroll in direct deposit anytime, but there may be a delay in receiving your initial trimester refund if you enroll less than two weeks prior to the initial disbursement date each trimester. Allow 10 business days for processing of an authorization before an available refund can be transmitted via direct deposit.

The college assumes no responsibility for funds not transferred as a result of incorrect banking information. The college will not process additional direct deposits until the initial funds have been returned to the college’s bank account by your financial institution. This process may take up to seven business days.


Log in to using your S-Number and your password.

Select the My Account tab on the left.

Select the Direct Deposit icon.

Select Update Direct Deposit Information.

Enter your banking information:

Routing Number, Account Number, Type of Account (checking/savings).

Place a check mark in the “Accounts Payable Deposit” checkbox.

Select Save.

You will receive an email confirming that changes have been made to your account.

What is TCAT Nashville's FAFSA code?

TCAT Nashville’s FAFSA code is 013968.

Will I need to fill out the FAFSA each year?

Yes. Because eligibility for federal student aid does not carry over from one award year to the next, you need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each award year in which you are or plan to be a student.

Your eligibility for financial aid can differ from year to year for various reasons, including your family’s financial situation and the number of your family members enrolled in college.