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TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid)

This page is for non-citizens who are classified as Texas residents.

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If you are a foreign student or non-citizen, you may be eligible to be classified as a Texas resident for tuition purposes. If so, you may also be eligible to receive state financial aid.

To apply for state financial aid as a House Bill 1403/Senate Bill 1528 eligible student, you must complete the following forms:

2020-2021

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  • Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) and Instructions for 2020-2021.
  • You and your parents’ tax return transcripts (for example, 2018 tax return transcripts for the 2020-2021 academic year).
  • 2020-2021 Verification Worksheet– Dependent Student (forthcoming in mid-November). You are a dependent student if you were required to report your parents' tax information on your TASFA form.
  • 2020-2021 Verification Worksheet – Independent Student (forthcoming in mid-November). You are an independent student if you were not required to include parents' tax information on your TASFA form.

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  • Solicitud de Ayuda Económica Estatal de Texas para 2020-2021 (TASFA)
  • Los transcriptos de declaracion de impuestos suyo y de sus padres del año 2018 tendran que ser presentados.
  • 2020-2021 Forma de Verificacion de la Composición Familiar é Ingresos (Verification Worksheet) – para estudiantes dependientes.  Usted es considerado estudiante dependiente si es necesario que usted declare los ingresos paternales en su Solicitud de Ayuda Económica Estatal de Texas (TASFA).
  • 2020-2021 Forma de Verificacion de la Composición Familiar é Ingresos (Verification Worksheet) para estudiantes independientes.  Usted es considerado estudiante independiente si no se require la información de los ingresos paternales en su Solicitud de Ayuda Económica Estatal de Texas (TASFA).

2019-2020

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  • Solicitud de Ayuda Económica Estatal de Texas para 2019-2020 (TASFA)
  • Los transcriptos de declaracion de impuestos suyo y de sus padres del año 2017 tendran que ser presentados.
  • 2018-2019 Forma de Verificacion de la Composición Familiar é Ingresos (Verification Worksheet) – para estudiantes dependientes.  Usted es considerado estudiante dependiente si es necesario que usted declare los ingresos paternales en su Solicitud de Ayuda Económica Estatal de Texas (TASFA).
  • 2018-2019 Forma de Verificacion de la Composición Familiar é Ingresos (Verification Worksheet) para estudiantes independientes.  Usted es considerado estudiante independiente si no se require la información de los ingresos paternales en su Solicitud de Ayuda Económica Estatal de Texas (TASFA).

 

Once completed, you must submit these documents to:

Financial Aid and Scholarships
J. C. Kellam Building, Suite 240
Texas State University
601 University Dr.
San Marcos, Texas 78666–4684

If you want to pursue a student loan, you may apply for a College Access Loan from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Request a College Access Loan application from the THECB using their online contact form.

The rest of the financial aid process (i.e., awarding, notification, etc.) follow the same steps as found under How to Apply.

For information about the Texas State undergraduate admission application procedures, visit our Undergraduate Admissions web-site. Additional information about residency for tuition purposes can be found at Admissions' residency and cost of attendance page.