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As an international student, you may submit an International Student Financial Aid Application (ISFAA) to be considered for financial aid awards. Completion of the ISFAA does not guarantee that aid will be awarded. 

  • An opportunity for international students to qualify for grant aid
  • Meant to supplement funds that a student already has
  • Based on financial need, not academic merit
  • A maximum award of $2,000 to $4,000 per year
The ISFAA is not:
  • A scholarship
  • Related to any other scholarship or financial aid application
  • Full tuition coverage
  • Does not carry the non-resident tuition waiver
The Mexican Citizens with Financial Need Waiver has been established to permit a small number of individuals with financial need, who are citizens of Mexico, to enroll in any public university in Texas while paying resident tuition rate.

  • You must be a citizen of Mexico and reside in Mexico
  • You must show financial need
  • You must attend an eligible Texas public university
To apply for this waiver, you must complete the current ISFAA application before the priority deadline.
  • Double check documents before submitting. We cannot process documents without all required information and signatures.
  • Submit documents in person, by postal mail, fax, or upload to your Financial Aid Portal.
  • Check your tamu.edu email and financial aid portal regularly, as this is how we communicate with you.
  • Let us know if you have questions. We are here to help via email, over the phone, and in person.
  • Submit the application early! Funding is limited, so you could miss out on funds if you wait to submit your application.
  • All questions must have an answer. If you cannot answer a question or submit a document, please check with our office on what to do.
  • Our office cannot accept email documents due to the security risk of your personal information. 
  • You should not wait until the priority date to submit the ISFAA. We process ISFAAs by hand, so please give us enough time to review your application and request any missing documents.
  • Only submit documents that we have requested. Submitting extra documents may delay processing and cause you to miss out on money.
When will ISFAA funds be awarded?
We will award ISFAA funds after the May 1st deadline.
Is the ISFAA the only financial aid application for international students?
No. International students can also apply for scholarships and other funds. If you want to learn more about scholarships and other funding options visit: iss.tamu.edu and scholarships.tamu.edu

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