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The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)

Follow these tips when completing the TASFA

If you're an undocumented student in Texas wondering about your college prospects, keep this mind: Texas allows undocumented students to apply for state financial aid and state tuition under certain conditions.

Eligibility requirements

You may qualify for college admission as a state resident and be eligible for state financial aid at any institution in Texas, public or private if you meet the following requirements.

  • You've lived in Texas for three years before receiving your high school diploma or GED, and
  • You plan to apply for permanent residency soon.

How to apply

To be considered for aid, you must submit the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) or a paper Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to your college's financial aid office. If you have a school in mind, refer to the TASFA's back page to find out if your school requires a TASFA or FAFSA.

  1. Visit the College For All Texans website to complete the TASFA. Or learn more about completing the FAFSA.
  2. Complete, save, and then print the TASFA or FAFSA. If using the TASFA, be sure to complete each item of the Student Checklist on page 2 of the instructions.
  3. Include the appropriate signatures on the application and mail it directly to your preferred college. A checklist with important reminders is included in the Instructions document.

Application and instruction files (PDF format PDF):

Presentation slides (PDF format PDF)

Completing the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)

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