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FINANCIAL AID DATES AND DEADLINES

State Deadline for FAFSA application:

Each state has a different deadline.  The deadline for Texas public colleges is March 15, 2017.  For priority consideration, submit your application by date specified.   Please check with your financial aid administrator for the deadline for Texas private colleges.

College Deadlines for FAFSA application:

Each college may have a different deadline.  Check with the college(s) you are interested in attending.  You may also want to ask your college about its definition of an application deadline-whether it is the date the college receives your FAFSA, or the date your FAFSA is processed. 

PLEASE VISIT www.fafsa.ed.gov to apply for federal student aid.

A few quick facts:

  • On average, college graduates earn $1 million more over their lifetimes than high school graduates.
     
  • You could be eligible for up to $5,815 for free in Pell grants to help pay for college. No repayment needed!
  • Did you know that 30% of college students started college at age 25 or older?

The following video provides easy-to-use steps for applying for financial aid.  HIghlight the address, right click, and open link!

https://youtu.be/LK0bbu0y5AM

The above provided information is from the FAFSA website

 

Have you applied for financial aid and now need help understanding your award letter?  How much assistance will I receive?  Do I qualify for loans?  What types of loans are there?  What does all of this mean!?!  De-stress and read the provided link (highlight, right click, and open) to a very helpful article that simplifies and explains everything! Please make sure and use the Compare Your Aid Awards Tool to get a side-by-side comparison of your aid awards and how you'll fare-financially- at your chosen college or university.   https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/pay-for-college/financial-aid-awards/your-financial-aid-award-explained