Use this checklist below to keep track of every step in the process, from admissions and testing requirements to financial aid. You can also download the checklist to complete it electronically or print to complete it manually.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a federal application that will determine your eligibility for federal grants, loans, and work-study programs. The application must be completed each year to qualify for federal aid and is available every October 1 for the following academic year.
Both students and parents (if the student is considered dependent per FAFSA) will need the following information and documents:
Additionally, parents will need:
For more information or to apply, visit www.studentaid.gov.
Note: If you do not meet the eligibility requirements to complete the FAFSA, but you are a Texas Resident and have attended a high school in Texas for at least three years, you may be eligible to complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid. To learn more about the TASFA application, click here or contact your college’s financial aid office.