•  Financial aid comes from the federal and local government. It's money that helps a student cover education expenses expenses at a postsecondary school. The aid covers expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. Financial aid often comes in the form of grants, loans, and work-study programs.  All students should apply regardless of family income status and most colleges REQUIRE completion of the FAFSA form.



    Financial Aid Links:


    Federal Student Aid

    SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid

    State of TX Financial Aid



    BOTH students and parents are required to use an FSA ID, made up of a user name and password, to access certain U.S. Department of Education online systems. Your FSA ID is used to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your federal studet aid documents. 

    Visit the Federal Student Aid website to log-in or create a FSA ID HERE   

    Check out the video below.  It walks your throught the process of creating an FSA ID                                                                                       

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Completing the FAFSA Application is required for consideration for federal student aid, but many colleges require the completion of FAFSA for scholarship consideration, as well. FAFSA opens every year on October 1 for aid for students’ next year of college. 

    The Texas deadline for submitting a FAFSA is January 15.  You can submit your information to multiple colleges with one application.

    Click on this link to access the FAFSA application

    If you need help, view the video below for step by step instructions on how to complete the 2020-21 FAFSA application.