Money supplied by a source other than the family to assist with the cost of attending college. Financial aid comes in the form of grants, scholarships, loans and work-study programs. All students should apply regardless of family income status.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Many states and colleges use the student's FAFSA data to determine their eligibility for state and school aid
The FAFSA application opens October 1. The first step is to create a FSA ID. Both student and parent need a FSA ID.
Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal student documents. Click on this link to create your FSA ID.
The Texas deadline for submitting a FAFSA application is January 15. You can submit to multiple colleges with one application.
Click here to find a financial aid timeline and checklist for FAFSA completion
Use this paper application as a guide to help you get started in the FAFSA process. Click on this link to open and print the file.
Click on this link to access the FAFSA application. You want to create an application for the 2021-2022 year.
Here are more useful resources to help you understand the FAFSA. Click on each link below to be directed to the specfic website.
Click this link to watch a video about the FAFSA.
Watch this video about completing the FAFSA. This video will explain what documents are needed to complete the FAFSA.
The Beginner's Guide to FAFSA. This video will explain what information is needed to get started on the FAFSA application.
FAFSA4caster is a tool to help you estimate your aid