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Receiving Outside Scholarships

Congratulations on your scholarship!

To make sure that your external funds get to your Texas State account at the right time, you’ll need to complete the steps below.


To guarantee that your external funds are available to apply toward your tuition bill prior to the payment deadline, funds must be received in our office according to the below schedule:

  • Fall: August 1
  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: May 1

Your next steps

As soon as you learn the great news, let us know (Financial Aid - Student Self-Service).

Your donor may send our office your scholarship check made co-payable to both you and Texas State. If so, we will contact you to come to our office and endorse the check so that we can begin processing your scholarship funds.

Enrollment verification

Your donor may require that you provide proof of enrollment prior to mailing Texas State your scholarship check. Typically, you can provide your donor with one of the following:

However, if your donor requires an official enrollment verification document, you will need to contact the University Registrar's Office.

Your donor's next steps

Send your scholarship funds

  1. Make the check payable to Texas State University.

  2. Mail the scholarship check with a cover letter (including your name, student ID number and disbursement instructions) or the Outside Scholarship Donor Form to:

Financial Aid and Scholarships
J.C. Kellam, Suite 220
Texas State University
601 University Drive
San Marcos, Texas 78666-4684

Receiving your scholarship funds

Both undergraduate and graduate students can visit the Receive My Aid page for further information on receiving your funds.