Are You Experiencing Unexpected Financial Hardship?

Texas A&M University is committed to your success including overcoming temporary financial hardships. The following resources are available in time of temporary financial hardship.

Emergency Aid Application

This application is for students requesting Emergency Aid. To get access to the emergency aid application in your Financial Aid Portal, you must first speak with an Enrollment Services Advisor.

Scholarships & Financial Aid has limited institutional funding to award for emergency aid. To qualify students must have exhausted all other resources (financial aid, including loans; payment plans; assistance from family/friends; other personal resources). This funding is not intended to replace or supplement existing financial aid for regular educational expenses. Emergency aid is a one-time resource. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Applicants must have an unforeseen and immediate financial hardship resulting from an emergency, accident, or other unexpected critical incident.
  • The expense must be unexpected, unforeseen, and the urgent nature unavoidable.
  • Applicants must be currently enrolled students.
  • All other resources, including emergency loans, must have been considered and are insufficient, unavailable, or not available in a timely manner. 
  • Only one application per student per year will be considered. 

To contact an advisor, you may –

My FAFSA information has changed

If you or your family are experiencing extreme changes to your financial situation (i.e., loss of employment, medical expenses, separation/divorce), we may be able to adjust your FAFSA to reflect your current situation.
Please click the link above and visit the Helpful Links tab in your Financial Aid Portal. From there, select and complete the My FAFSA information has changed survey by clicking "Submit information". 

Short-Term Loan

I need money to help me pay rent, buy food,
books or other educational related expenses
(including Aggie Rings).

Short-Term Loans (STL) must be repaid in a one to twelve-month period.


I need temporary help with
paying tuition and fees

The Emergency Tuition and Fees Loan (ETFL) is available for this purpose.

Student Assistance Services

Student Assistance Services seeks to connect Texas A&M University students with guidance, resources, and support to address a variety of personal and academic matters. 

Additional Resources

Money Education Center

Learn how to:
Budget Your Money
Repay Student Loans
Plan for Your Future and More

211 Texas Program

2-1-1 Texas, connecting people and services.


Government Assistance


Food Resources

On and off-campus food pantries are available.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Benefits temporarily expanded to include students that are enrolled half-time and are either eligible to participate in state or federally financed work-study or have an expected family contribution of $0.