If you decide to send the document as an email attachment, the preferable format is PDF. If you decide to deliver the document to our office, you should bring it to the first floor of the Student Services Building during business hours.
The 2016-2017 FAFSA is available on-line at www.fafsa.gov. You don’t need to have completed your 2015 federal tax return to complete the FAFSA (but you will need to correct the FAFSA once you’ve filed your 2015 tax return). The priority date for completion of the FAFSA/TASFA is March 15. Several Texas financial aid programs required the FAFSA to have been processed by March 15. You need to submit the FAFSA several days before March 15 to meet this deadline.
Please see the following Orientation slides from the Office of the Registrar, Bursar’s Office, and the Office of Financial Aid.
The financial aid census date for the Spring 2016 term was January 27. This was our census date for the entire semester, including classes starting later in the term. (The Office of the Registrar has different census dates than does the Office of Financial Aid.) To be considered for financial aid eligibility, you must have been registered for classes on our census date. To view other important academic dates, see the academic calendar.
The Top 10% Scholarship and the B-On-Time Loan programs are no longer being funded for new participants. Students who have previously been awarded these funds and continue to meet the applicable program’s eligibility requirements are still being funded.
Financial aid funds are disbursed in lump sums. This makes budgeting a critical part of most students’ lives. The federal government provides a great tool for creating a budget. Also, check out the Student Success Center’s Comet Cents program.