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- May 06, 2019

When Aggies graduate, there are many opportunities offered by the university and the Texas A&M community that remain with them for life.

Through systems like the Aggie Network, the Career Center and the Money Education Center, former students can seek advice and connect to all Aggies when in need of assistance, whether they’re settling into a new area, building successful career tools or redesigning their budget. Although these systems are based on campus, students can still access resources from other cities, states or countries.

View the full article about Aggie lifetime support opportunities.




- May 02, 2019

Lacking the skills needed to make informed financial decisions hurts individuals and the economy. What can advisers do to help?

View the article on Financial Literacy.



- May 01, 2019

The money will help students whose lives were upended by Hurricane Harvey and who slipped through the existing safety net at campuses in College Station, Galveston, Kingsville, Prairie View and Corpus Christi.

To view the full article, visit the Qatar Harvey Fund article.



- Apr 22, 2019

Undergraduate Students
  • New Freshman (College Station and Galveston): Awarding begins late January
  • New Transfer students (College Station and Galveston): Awarding begins Mid-April
  • Continuing Undergraduate students (College Station and Galveston): Awarding begins June
  • Upper-level Public Health Undergraduates: Awarding begins early July
Graduate Students
  • New Graduate students (College Station and Galveston): Awarding begins early May
  • Continuing Graduate students (College Station and Galveston): Awarding begins June
  • Nursing Graduate students: Awarding begins early July
Professional Students
  • 1st year Law students: Awarding begins early April
  • 2nd and 3rd year Law students: Awarding begins Mid-June
  • 4th Year Pharmacy students: Awarding begins late May
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Pharmacy students: Awarding begins early June
  • Dental professional students (DDS): Awarding begins late May to early June
  • 4th Year Medicine students: Awarding begins late May
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Medical students: Awarding begins early June
  • 4th year Veterinary students: Awarding begins Mid-April
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Veterinary students: Awarding begins Mid-June



- Mar 26, 2019

You can get all of the following student credit cards with no credit. Credit card companies actually roll out the red carpet for students despite their lack of credit history (some offers are from WalletHub partners). They do this because of students’ earning potential and decades of forthcoming financial independence, which can be very profitable for banking institutions. To qualify, all a student must do is demonstrate the independent income or assets needed to pay at least their minimum monthly bill (usually around $10 for student cards). But if that’s not possible, it’s worth looking into having a parent co-sign, given the importance of credit building at this stage in your life.

As long as you pay your bill on time and avoid maxing out your credit line after opening one of the following cards, you will begin building the credit needed to rent an apartment, buy a car, take out a good loan and save on insurance premiums once you graduate. It may even help you get a job if you plan on working in a field that requires a security clearance or the handling of money. So make sure to browse the available student credit cards for no credit, including both secured and unsecured offers, and submit an application for the card that will allow you to build credit at the lowest possible cost.

If you’d like a recommendation, WalletHub’s editors compared all of the student credit cards in our database of 1,000+ credit card offers. We looked at their fees, rates and rewards. And we picked the best options for different types of students. You can find an overview below and more info at the bottom of the page.



- Mar 26, 2019

On March 31, 2019, we will implement several enhancements to improve the FSA ID experience. These enhancements are part of our continuous improvement of Federal Student Aid (FSA) systems and are an important step toward realizing our vision for the Next Generation (Next Gen) Financial Services Environment.

The FSA ID—a user-created username and password—is required for students, parents, and borrowers to authenticate their identity and access their federal student aid information online. The websites and applications that use an FSA ID to log in are fafsa.gov, the myStudentAid mobile app, StudentLoans.gov, NSLDS Student Access, StudentAid.gov, the Application for Borrower Defense to Loan Repayment, and the Federal Student Aid Feedback System.



- Mar 20, 2019

"It’s one of the oldest cons around. Come up with the cash to pay a small fee up front, and there is a big pot of money just waiting for you," Acorns reports

"You might recognize this classic grift from some of its common versions, which often appear out of the blue in your email inbox. Your long-lost uncle has named you in his will! You won an overseas lottery! Or that timeless classic—a Nigerian prince needs your help getting cash out of his country!

The name for these is 'advance fee scams,' and unfortunately for college students, there is another variety: The scholarship scam.

To view the article, Watch Out for These 3 Red Flags of Scholarship Scams.




- Aug 28, 2018

Con artists love to take advantage of anyone who is stressed out during the days leading up to the next semester. So, the scams need to be discussed each and every year as the kids go off to college. 

To view the full article, visit https://www.freep.com/story/money/personal-finance/susan-tompor/2018/08/22/back-school-scams-financial-aid/1040177002/



- Aug 23, 2018

Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing of documents submitted to us in late July and August.
All charges must be paid in full by 5pm on Friday, August 24th.


Options for covering tuition and fees include:
  1. Add the installment plan to divide your bill in to four equal amounts, with the first installment payment due on Friday, August 24th. The charge to add the installment plan is $15. If you do not pay the first installment, a late fee will be added. More information at https://sbs.tamu.edu/accounts-billing/payment-refunds/installments/.
  2. Apply for an Emergency Tuition and Fees Loan at https://sfaid.tamu.edu/stlapp/. This loan can cover 100% of your tuition and fees. It must be repaid within 90 days. After you apply, you will receive an approval email to your TAMU email account within one business day. The email will include instructions on signing the promissory note online. After the promissory note is signed, the ETFL will apply to your bill immediately and pay your tuition and fees.



- Jul 09, 2018

Identity theft scams are on the rise! Scholarships & Financial Aid will never contact you and ask you to provide your full social security number or passwords to accounts. Always use caution when conducting business over the phone or email. Utilize the secure Financial Aid Portal through howdy.tamu.edu to get information on your financial aid account, whenever possible.

If you are contacted about your personal information regarding financial aid and you are in doubt, don't answer any questions! Hang up and call our office directly at 979.845.3236 or email us at financialaid@tamu.edu.
 


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