Financial Aid
FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA)
The FAFSA application allows you (the student) to apply for federal and state funds (ie. student grants, work-study and/or low interest loans).  The application should be completed and submitted as soon as the parent(s) and the student(s) have completed their income taxes.  Income tax information and W-2 forms of the parent(s) will be needed to complete the application; if the student is or was employed, but did not file taxes, a W-2 form is required.
Applying for financial aid helps the colleges/universities to determine how they may be able to help with financial assistance.
www.fafsa.ed.gov

FSA ID
Student and at least one parent must apply for a FSA ID  This is issued by the U.S. Department of Education; this a secure website.  It is used as an electronic signature for the FAFSA.  This electronic signature will be used throughout the entirity of the student's postsecondary education.  Parents can us their FSA ID for all children attending college; however, each student must apply for financial aid and a FSA ID individually.  For more information contact your counselor or visit the Don Resource Center.  All students and one parent must apply for a FSA ID
www.fsaid.gov

TEXAS APPLICATION FOR STATE FINANCIAL AID (TASFA)
Non-eligible students but have lived in Texas for more than 3 years should use the Texas Application for the State Financial Aid (TASFA)
Fill the application online and print
Turn the application in to the institution financail aid office.
For more information visit your chosen institution's financial aid office or the Don Resource Center.
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www.aie.org/state/tasfa