If you’re not eligible to apply for federal financial aid, then you may be able to receive aid from the state. You apply for state financial aid by completing the Texas Application for State Financial Aid.
Since September 1, 2001, Texas Legislation (House Bill 1403) has allowed schools in the state of Texas the opportunity to award certain state and/or institutional financial aid to assist students pursuing an undergraduate degree if they met the state’s criteria for Texas Residency. New legislation enacted effective Fall 2006 (Senate Bill 1528) expands the option for residency to other students, too (not just international students).
Currently, the University of North Texas will accept the paper Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for Federal Student Aid (TASFA) application to consider eligible new and continuing students for state and/or institutional financial aid.
How will you know if you’re able to fill out the Texas Application for State Financial Aid? See the chart below to find out.
|Status||Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)||Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)|
|I am a U.S. citizen||√|
|I am a permanent resident with an Alien Registration Card (I-551)||√|
|I am a conditional permanent resident with visa type I-551C||√|
I am an eligible noncitizen with an Arrival/Departure Record (I-94) showing one of the following:
|I do not meet one of the statuses above; however, I have been classified as a Texas resident and therefore am eligible to pay the Texas in-state tuition rate. My classification as a Texas resident is NOT due to an in-state scholarship or assistantship.||
Federal income tax return transcripts are required if you filed taxes and are submitting a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). Request a free “Tax Return Transcript” from the IRS online or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Please be sure to sign your tax return transcript before submitting them to our office for processing.
New for 2017-2018 you can complete the TASFA online!
Please call 877-881-1014 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you have additional questions.
View a list of organizations that offer scholarships or resources.