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FAFSA, TASFA & Financial Aid

Financial Aid Resources 

Every student should fill out the FAFSA (or TASFA) as early as possible during their senior year to be considered for Federal, State, and individual colleges' financial aid money.  FAFSA will open on October 1, for students who will begin college in the fall of the following year. 

Texas OnCourse Guidance for Families (Financial Aid Requirement)

2023-2024 FAFSA Completion Steps  for a list of materials and steps needed to complete the application.

College Board: 3 Steps to Financial Aid

Texas Workforce Commission: Financial Resources and Planning (For Education and Training Beyond High School)

uAspire Financial Aid Timeline

FAFSA Resources 

All students and at least one parent with a social security number on the tax return should get an FSA ID before filling out their FAFSA. You will use the FSA ID each year you are in college to electronically sign and submit the FAFSA.

Watch Federal Student Aid’s FSA ID tutorial to learn how to create an FSA ID.

Step 1: Click here to create your FSA ID.

Step 2: Click here to start your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) 

TAFSA Resources 

Eligibility for Non-U.S. Citizens

A Guide to the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)

Your Financial Aid Application - TASFA or FAFSA?

FAFSA/TASFA Opt-Out Forms 

This form can be downloaded, signed, and submitted to the counseling office on your high school campus. 






Award Letter Comparison Tool 

Award Letter Comparison Tool 
This Award Letter Comparison Tool helps you compare and contrast the financial aid packages from the colleges that have admitted you.

Financial Aid Information  

A guide to several types of financial aid.

Paying for college is no easy task. Learn about the steps you should take and find resources that can help you along the way.

Texas OnCourse Financial Roadmap
A valuable, printable guide to all the "money stuff."  

US Government Federal Student Aid
View and download resources from the office of Federal Student Aid. There are resources on preparing for college and trade school, applying for aid, consumer protection and more.