Financial Aid

Funding Your Education

What is Financial Aid?

Financial aid is money from the federal and state governments, the institution of higher education, and private resources that assist a family in meeting the cost of the student’s education.

Types of Financial Aid

  • Grants - need-based funds the student does not repay.
  • Work-study - need-based award that allows the student to pay part of college expenses by working part-time while attending college.
  • Loans -  borrowed money that must be repaid.
  • Scholarships - a gift of money to help pay for college expenses. This is money that does not have to be repaid. Scholarships are provided by organizations, colleges, corporations, and private donors and typically awarded on merit or skill.

Info about types of aid:
Applying for Financial Aid

Create an FSA ID

The FSA ID is a username and password that gives you the unique benefit of logging into your accounts and electronically signing documents — while removing all personally identifiable information.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid FAFSA

Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school. Students who are not eligible for FAFSA due to citizenship may apply using the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).

 For more information
For more information
 Free application for Federal Aid  College for all Texas Website