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- Oct 02, 2020

Scholarships & Financial Aid will be hosting a series of workshops to assist students in filling out their 2021-2022 FAFSA or TASFA. All the workshops will be via Zoom; the meeting link will be sent to those that register prior to the workshop. We will have one general financial aid presentation with Q&A and three walk-in zoom advising dates available for 1:1 assistance.

General Financial Aid Workshop with Q&A
Date: Oct 7, 2020 10:00 AM-11:15AM
Registration link

Walk-ins for FAFSA/TASFA Questions or Help with Application
October 9 at 10:00 AM
Register at https://ers.tamu.edu/register.aspx?ScheduleId=34968
October 14 at 4:00 PM
Register at https://ers.tamu.edu/register.aspx?ScheduleId=34964
October 28 at 6:00 PM
Register at https://ers.tamu.edu/register.aspx?ScheduleId=34966



- Sep 08, 2020

If you need financial aid to help pay for college, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The 2020–21 FAFSA form is available beginning Oct. 1, 2019. You should fill it out as soon as possible on or after Oct. 1 at the official government site, fafsa.gov.

It’ll be easier to complete the FAFSA form if you gather what you need ahead of time. View the article to find out what you’ll need to fill it out.

7 Things You Need Before Filling Out the 2020–21 FAFSA® Form




- Aug 13, 2020

Our Financial Aid FAQ page contains updated information on common financial aid processes for the Fall 2020 semester. Covering topics like submitting documents, courses counting, and financial aid refunds, this page is a great resource that will help students answer common financial aid questions.  



- Jun 15, 2020

Our newest video introduces Miss Rev, our new virtual assistant, and how she can help you find answers regarding your financial aid. 

View the Miss Rev video

 



- Jan 31, 2020

Below are the anticipated awarding timelines for 2020-2021. Please check the Status tab of your Financial Aid portal for the 2020-2021 academic year to make sure there are no incomplete requirements on your account that will delay awarding or disbursement of your financial aid.
 
Undergraduate Students
  • New Freshman (College Station and Galveston): Awarding begins late January
  • New Transfer students (College Station and Galveston): Awarding begins Mid to late March
  • 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 to mid-May
  • Continuing Graduate students (College Station and Galveston): Awarding begins June
  • Nursing Graduate students: Awarding begins early July
  • Public Health 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 mid to late April
  • 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 Early- April
  • 1st, 2nd, and 3rd year Veterinary students: Awarding begins Mid-June



- 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.



- 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.


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