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In order to receive financial aid for the Fall, Spring, and Summer semester, you must complete the FAFSA.

The first step in applying for financial aid is to create a FSA ID by logging on to the department of education's website.  If you are considered a dependent student, your parent may also need to create a FSA ID.

Once you have created your FSA ID username and password, you will need to complete the FAFSA.

While completing the FAFSA, please make sure you add the school code for Texas A&M University Texarkana which is 03170300.  If you need help along the way, please call the Department of Education's 800 number 1-800-433-3243 for assistance.

Once your FAFSA is completed, the Department of Education will send you a Student Aid Report (SAR), which is a summary of the FAFSA data you submitted.  This SAR shouldn't take longer than 3 weeks to be delivered to you.  Be sure to look over you SAR to make sure you didn't make a mistake on your FAFSA.

The FAFSA data is electronically submitted to the schools you indicated you might attend on your FAFSA.  Texas A & M University Texarkana will use this data to calculate your aid, an offer you a tentative financial aid award. 

For more information about the FAFSA, Please take a look at this video for more information regarding the FAFSA.

TASFAA

If you are a Texas resident and you are unable to complete the FAFSA, you are encouraged to apply for state aid from the state of Texas.  You must complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid by March 15th in order to qualify for state aid.  Once this form has been completed, bring it by the financial aid office along with a copy of the tax paperwork or w-2's you used to complete the form.  If you and/or your parents didn't work in the tax year requested, you will need to request a Verification of Non-filing letter from the IRS.  If you are a male, please bring your selective service registration acknowledgement card with you when you turn in the TASFA to our office.

Summer School

Financial Aid is typically awarded for the fall and spring semester.  If a student wishes to be considered for summer financial aid, students must submit a summer application (available usually in March) online and have a FAFSA on file for the applicable aid year.  Students are limited to a maximum of 150% of their scheduled Pell grant yearly award and a maximum loan amount each academic year.  If the student doesn't exhaust their Student loans during the fall and spring semesters, they may be eligible to borrow for summer aid.

Students who are newly admitted and whose first semester will be summer, will automatically be awarded financial aid for the summer as long as a FAFSA is on file for the applicable aid year.   

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