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Financial Aid

Electronically submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students interested in financial aid for college will need to complete this form. Federal Student Aid is responsible for managing the student financial assistance programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.

The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is for non-citizens who are classified as Texas Residents. If you are a foreign student or non-citizen, you may be eligible to be classified as a Texas resident for tuition purposes. If so, you may also be eligible to receive state financial aid as a House Bill 1403/Senate Bill 1528 eligible student.

Federal Student Aid
Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.


Black College Dollars
The Fund created the African-American Initiative, a multipart campaign designed to improve higher education access among African-American students. In addition to workshops, components of the campaign included Black College Dollars, a national scholarship directory geared for African-American students, scholarship programs in partnership with BET, ESSENCE and NAFEO, and an interactive CD-ROM featuring Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Emitations' Women in Business Scholarship is known for making trendy, classic and beautiful jewelry accessible to people of all income levels and is pleased to offer the opportunity to apply for its scholarship program, for those meeting the eligibility requirements, to assist in funding the cost of higher education. The recipient will receive a one-time $1,000 scholarship to be applied to qualified expenses. Qualified expenses are graduate and undergraduate tuition, fees, and books for the academic year.

Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce - Stars on the Rise Scholarship
For 30 years, the Stars On The Rise Scholarship Program has given deserving students an opportunity to pursue their education dreams.

Great Minds in STEM - HENAAC Scholars Program
The HENAAC Scholars Program addresses the immense need that the United States has to produce more domestic engineers and scientists. The goal of the program is to ensure STEM college retention with a 3.0 grade point average or higher; to guarantee college graduation with an undergraduate technical degree in four-five years; and, to contribute to Hispanic communities by producing STEM role models for future generations and securing the country's place as the finest technological leader in the world.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
The Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services. HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. HSF further strives to make college education a top priority for every Latino family across the nation and to mobilize our community to proactively advance that goal – each individual, over a lifetime, in every way he/she can.

Latino College Dollars
Latino College Dollars is free search tool by the Hispanic Scholarship Fund to help students find additional sources of funds.

National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering
NACME distributes more than $4 million annually through block grants to partner universities and as individual awards. Since their founding, NACME has given more than $124 million in scholarship and program support to 24,000 underrepresented minority students, increasing the flow of talent entering the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professions. NACME has extended its scholarship support to graduating high school seniors. Scholarships are available for eligible students who plan to enroll in engineering at a four-year college or university.

National Society of Black Engineers
The society offers a variety of NSBE and Corporate-sponsored scholarship and award opportunities to our pre-college, collegiate undergraduate and graduate student, and technical professional members. Our scholarship packages range in value from $500 to $10,500. In addition to the scholarships, we also provide access to awards which acknowledge our highest achieving members, such as the Mike Shinn Distinguished Member of the Year (male and female) Award with a cash award of $7,500, as well as the Alumni Member and Technologist of the Year. Each of these awardees also receive a Golden Torch Award from the organization.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers - National Scholarships
The SHPE Foundation Scholarship Program exists to support Hispanic students to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Merit-based and need-based scholarships ranging from $1,000-$5,000 are awarded to Hispanic students who demonstrate significant motivation and aptitude for education and careers in STEM fields.

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers - D/FW Chapter
The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers DFW Chapter is offering scholarships to students with a proven record for academic success enrolling in a science, technology, engineering, or math major at a DFW area university or college. This is a great opportunity to reward a student who has worked hard in college or high school to pursue their higher education goals.

Society of Women Engineers
SWE Scholarships support women pursuing ABET-accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science in the United States and Mexico. In 2013, SWE disbursed over 200 new and renewed scholarships valued at $550,000.

United Negro College Fund
The United Negro College Fund is the nation's largest and most effective minority education organization. Since its founding in 1944, UNCF has raised more than $3.6 billion to help more than 400,000 students receive college degrees at UNCF-member institutions and with UNCF scholarships. UNCF plays a critical role in enabling more than 60,000 students each year to attend college and get the education they need and that the nation needs them to have.