Applying for Financial Aid

The student is responsible for proper completion and submission of all required documents. Students applying for most federal and state financial aid programs must demonstrate financial need.

Applicants must:

  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online at;
  • be a U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or U.S. Permanent Resident; 
  • be admitted to the University as a regular student and enroll in a degree-seeking program;
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress (qualitative and quantitative);
  • meet all federal and state program requirements.

House Bill 1403/Senate Bill 1528 Students:

  • must be classified as a Texas resident and eligible to pay in-state tuition rate (not due to receipt of a scholarship and/or waiver)
  • must register with Selective Service (males 18 and 25 years old)
  • must complete the TASFA financial aid application to be considered for the TEXAS grant

State Grant and Scholarship Programs - Priority deadline date for complete FAFSA submission is January 15.

Federal and Institutional Financial Aid Programs - Priority deadline date for FAFSA submission is January 15th for Fall and November 1st for Spring.

Award offers are contingent upon financial need and continued funding from each federal, state, and institutional program.