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) 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.
Types of Financial Aid
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. You can also search for a particular program using the search box above.
- State and Federal Grants and Scholarships
- Institutional Grants and Scholarships
- Loan Forgiveness Programs
- Loan Repayment Programs
- Tax Credits and Other Programs
- Waiver Programs
- Work Study Programs
- $1000 Tuition Rebate Program
Federal student loans make the dream of a college education come true for many people each year. These students are investing in a degree that can lead to a steady job and a successful life. For men, there is one action that can make this all possible. But, if they miss the message, it could just as easily be impossible to achieve any of these goals. Registering with the Selective Service System is a quick and easy way to make sure that men can get many of the jobs they seek, and keeps them eligible for the federal student loans and job training programs that make those jobs a possibility.
In order to qualify for federal college loans and grants, all young men must register with the U.S. Selective Service System when they turn 18. Registering will also keep men eligible for important opportunities like jobs and job training programs. The easiest way to register is to check 'yes, register me' when filling out the FAFSA, or register online at https://www.sss.gov/Home/registration. There's no late penalty for registration, but once a man turns 26 he can no longer register, and becomes permanently barred from all opportunities associated with registration, including college loans and grants. Visit https://www.sss.gov/ to learn more.
Additional information and resources for counselors and college advisors are avaialble at http://sssresources.us/.
Need more information? Still have questions? We're here to help guide you through the financial aid process. Give us a call at 1-888-311-8881.