Tuition fees and living costs vary greatly from college to college. Research and preparation can help you find financial aid from many sources: the government, grants, scholarships, and the universities themselves. While considering finances ask yourself:
Paying for College
- How to apply for financial aid using the FAFSA.
- Do I understand what college costs?
- Can my family afford to pay for any or all of my college experience?
- What grants, loans, scholarships, and work-study am I eligible for?
- How do I apply for these forms of student aid?
- When do I fill out the FAFSA?
- When is the TAFSA needed?
Federal Student Aid: Ways to get money for higher education
Every Chance Every Texan
Financial Aid programs supported by the Texas government
Comparing Financial Aid Awards
Financial Tools & Calculators
U.S. Dept of Education Glossary of Terms (En español)
Benefits for high school students who qualify for financial assistance?
Free/Reduced Lunch Meal applications are available at each campus
FAFSA: What & Why? (En español)
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Link to helpful FAFSA videos, including how to create an FSA ID:Education Savings Plans
Savings plans operated by a state or educational institution designed to help families save for college.
Participants may receive tax benefits if basic plan requirements are met.
Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan
529 Student College Savings PlansStudent LoansScholarships
Read first: The Scoop on Scholarships
Big Future Scholarship Search
PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Texas Military and Veterans College Opportunities
Higher education funds available to current military dependents.Grants and Work-Study Programs