Applying for College Financial Aid
Secure funding for college by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).
It's true, the early bird gets the worm. Students are encouraged to fill out and submit the FAFSA and TASFA early for their best chance at qualifying and receiving financial aid assistance.
Follow these steps to complete the application:
Step 1: Be Prepared
Gather all of the paperwork required to complete the application, including W2s, driver's license, social security card, alien registration number, etc.
Step 2: Complete the Application
Apply early! Contact your Guidance Counselor if you need assistance filling out and submitting the application.
Step 3: Verify the Student Aid Report
Once the application has been submitted, you will receive a student aid report. Make sure all of the information is correct.
Step 4: Accept the Aid
You will receive a list of financial aid, including grants, scholarships and loans. Accept the aid you want to receive for college.
Step 5: Reapply Each Year
The financial aid application is valid for one academic school year. Students must reapply every year of college.