|Financial Aid FAQs|
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.FAFSA.ed.gov using federal school code 030646.
You will need the following information:
You may be eligible to receive federal student aid if you meet the following minimum requirements:
If your biological parents are divorced, use the parent with whom you lived the most in the past 12 months. If you lived with neither parent or lived with each parent an equal number of days, use the parent that provided the most financial support to you over the past 12 months. If that parent has remarried, you must also include the step-parent's financial information on the application.
Only if you can answer "YES" to any of the following questions on the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and can provide documentation, you are considered independent for financial aid purposes:
If you cannot answer "YES" to any of these questions, yet have other extenuating circumstances, please make an appointment to meet with your financial aid advisor.
Yes, a FAFSA application must be completed every academic school year. Applications can be done as early as every January 1st.
Options to request IRS Return Transcripts include:
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 limits access to educational records without express written consent. Outside agencies will have their own forms, which you may sign when they wish to access information about you.
The information you submit on the FAFSA is used by the federal government to calculate your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This number is subtracted from the Cost of Attendance (COA) to determine the available need (COA – EFC = Need).
No, you may enroll on a part-time basis. However, any financial aid you may qualify for will be adjusted according to the number of hours you are enrolled. Check out details and requirements of different programs on the Financial Aid Programs website.
Yes, there are other grants and scholarships available.
To be considered for scholarships, please visit our Scholarship website and follow the instructions given to apply for a particular scholarship.
Whether you receive an institutional scholarship or an outside scholarship, you are notified via email or letter.
Yes, you may receive more than once scholarship as long as you stay within your financial aid need.
You apply for the TEXAS Grant when you complete and submit the FAFSA. You will be notified by our office if additional documentation is needed. Funding is limited, so you need to submit your application as soon as possible after January 1st of each year. An early application does not guarantee a TEXAS grant award since the number of eligible students is greater than the funds available.
A bill passed for undocumented students giving them the opportunity to study at any college or university in the state of Texas and pay tuition as a Texas Resident. To qualify under Senate Bill 1528 a student must have:
Complete the 2013-2014 TASFA application. It can be found at www.tsc.edu under Financial Aid Forms section.
If you don't enroll as a full-time student during a fall or spring term, the balance of your Pell Grant annual eligibility may be used to determine a Summer award. The Summer award will also be determined by your enrollment level for that term. If, during an award year, you don't use your full eligibility, you may not carry that eligibility over to a different award year.
No, our school year begins with the fall term and continues through the second summer session; however, you must complete and submit the Summer Award Request form online. Submitting this form will notify our office what intentions you have for summer enrollment and what types of assistance you are interested in.
No. We recommend that you contact that school to verify other processing requirements.
You may not be making satisfactory academic progress; therefore, you may not be eligible for additional financial aid. You may also be required to repay funds received during the semester if you drop or completely withdraw from classes. See the section on Return of Title IV funds.
Most financial aid refunds will be mailed to your mailing address or deposited to your bank account on or after the first class day.
You can review the positions available for work study in Work Study Webpage. Once you interview with the department and you are the candidate for the position, the department will send a request for you to be awarded Work Study. Please note that you need to apply for Financial Aid in order to be considered eligible for work study.
No, you can only have one work study job at a time.
Twenty hours (20) per week is the maximum hours permitted. You are not allowed at any time to earn more than what was awarded to you on your award letter, and it is your responsibility not to exceed that award amount.
Yes, you can change work-study jobs at any point in the academic year. It is recommended that you give your employer at least two weeks’ notice.
Yes, the FAFSA is the backbone of determining what type of loan for which you are eligible to apply. You are encouraged to complete a FAFSA so that we can determine what type of loan would be in your best interest.
Six months after graduation or six months after you fall below half-time status, or if you make a complete withdrawal.
FSA ID FAQs
The Office of Financial Aid has compiled a list of commonly asked questions and answers to better assist students with the new FSA ID change, effective May 10th, 2015.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 08:14|