Applying for Financial Aid for Fall & Spring
Students interested in applying for financial aid will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application period begins on January 1 of each year for the following academic year. As soon as possible after January 1st, students are encouraged to apply for financial aid.
- U.S. Citizen
- Permanent U.S. resident with an Alien Registration Card (I-551)
- Conditional permanent U.S. resident with visa type I-551C
- Citizens of the Freely Associated States: the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republics of Palau and the Marshall Islands
- Eligible non-citizen with an Arrival/Departure Record (I-94) showing one of the following
- Asylum granted,
- Parolee (for a minimum of one year), or
- Cuban-Haitian entrant.
Students who are not able to complete the FAFSA due to their immigration status may be able to file the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).
- Classified as a Texas resident
Eligible to pay the Texas in-state tuition rate, not due to waiver such as an in-state scholarship or an assistantship.
Application Priority Deadlines
To receive the best possible combination of financial assistance, an applicant should submit all required application forms to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships by the priority deadline dates listed below.
Applications received after these deadline dates are awarded based on funds available.
|Fall/Spring-March 31st||Spring Only-November 15th||Summer-March 30th|
The summer is the end of an academic year. If you have a FAFSA on file in the fall and/or spring semester prior to the summer, you do not need to complete another FAFSA. We will activate your FAFSA for the summer when you complete the Summer Financial Aid Request Form.