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Pathway Program

Congratulations on becoming a Texas State University - Austin Community College Pathway student. As a Pathway participant, you can apply for financial aid. Your combined enrollment at both institutions will be used to determine your aid eligibility. The processing of your aid will be administered by the office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Texas State University. To receive financial aid, in addition to meeting the requirements of the Pathway Program, you must:
  1. Meet the financial aid eligibility requirements at Eligibility to Apply.
  2. Apply for financial aid at Texas State via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Use our school code (003615) when submitting your FAFSA. For more details about this process, visit How to Apply or our FAFSA Tutorial Video.
  3. Submit in a timely fashion all documents requested by our office.
  4. Review Maintain My Eligibility so you understand what you must do academically (in addition to meeting the Pathway Program requirements) in order to remain aid eligible.

Once you are awarded aid, or if additional documents must be submitted to complete your file, we will notify you via email. If you have any financial aid questions, please contact us at 512.245.2315.

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As a Pathway student, will I be eligible for financial aid if I drop courses?

As long as you remain in the Pathway Program, are enrolled at least half time and are enrolled in at least one course at Texas State, you will remain eligible for financial aid. However, reductions in enrollment status (e.g., from full-time to three-quarter time) may reduce the amount of aid you receive.

As a Pathway student, what should I do if I receive an award notice from ACC offering me financial aid?

Though you are taking courses at both Texas State and ACC, you cannot receive aid from both schools. If you are offered financial aid from ACC, please cancel or decline the aid.

As a Pathway student, how do I apply for financial aid?

If you wish to receive financial aid as a Pathway student, be sure to apply for aid at Texas State via the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Use our school code (003615) when submitting or updating your FAFSA. For more details about this process, visit How to Apply or our FAFSA Tutorial Video.

As a Pathway student, will my financial aid at Texas State be ready in time to pay for my courses at ACC?

Texas State begins disbursing available aid to your student account with Student Business Services ten days before the first day of classes at Texas State. Therefore, the funds may not be ready in time for you to pay your registration bill with ACC. If so, you are still responsible for paying your tuition and fees at ACC or enrolling in one of the ACC payment plans.

Will I be able to apply for Texas State Scholarships while in the Pathway Program?

As a Pathway student, you are encouraged to apply for scholarships at Texas State. For more details about the scholarship opportunities at Texas State, as well as deadline and application information, visit our Scholarships page at www.finaid.txstate.edu/scholarships.

As a Pathway student, will I be eligible for financial aid during the summer at either Texas State or ACC?

You are only eligible to receive financial aid at Texas State. To receive financial aid during the summer, you must be admitted for the summer and apply via the Summer Financial Aid Application at www.finaid.txstate.edu.