• Financial Aid

     

    Types of Financial Aid resource links:  http://www.ownyourownfuture.com/files/documents/lang-of-financial-aid-s.pdf , https://www.aie.org/

     

    Applying for financial aid requires a little work on your part. But the fact is, you won't receive assistance unless you ask for it. And asking for it means completing a few forms.

     

    There are three very important things to remember about applying for aid:

     

    You only have to complete one financial aid application (either the FAFSA or the TASFA (English or Spanish) to start the process.

    The financial aid office at the college you plan to attend will be in charge of awarding you financial aid.

    Deadlines matter! The earlier you submit your forms, the more likely you are to get a good financial aid package.

    You and your family can choose from many different types of financial aid. Some are based on financial need, and some on academic performance. Others are tied to a student's or family's ability to borrow. Not all colleges and universities participate in all programs, but the more you know about financial aid, the better prepared you’ll be. Here you’ll find links to the many kinds of financial aid available to students attending Texas colleges and universities. Visit http://www.collegeforalltexans.com for more information and answer to the following:

     

    • Calculating your estimated cost of tuition
    • Your Financial Aid Application - FAFSA or TASFA?
    • Exemptions
    • Financial Assistance Funded by Designated Tuition Set-Asides
    • State and Federal Grants and Scholarships
    • Loans
    • Loan Forgiveness Programs
    • Loan Repayment Programs
    • Tax Credits and Other Programs
    • Waiver Programs
    • Work Study Programs
    • $1000 Tuition Rebate Program

     

    • FAFSA

    Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 

    https://www.fafsa.ed.gov

    • TASFA

    TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) is for non-citizens who are classified as Texas residents. If you are a foreign student or non-citizen, you may be eligible to be classified as a Texas resident for tuition purposes.

    The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is used to collect information to help determine eligibility for state financial aid programs that are administered by institutions of higher education in the state of Texas. Students that are classified as a Texas Resident who cannot apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to complete the TASFA. Visit the following link for more information and application: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/index.cfm?objectid=BD8B7550-39B4-11E8-BC500050560100A9