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A Video Guide to the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)
Follow these tips when completing the TASFA
- Eligibility requirements
- How to apply
- Application and instruction files
- Presentation Slides
- Video guide
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.
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.
- Visit the College For All Texans website to complete the TASFA. Or learn more about completing the FAFSA.
- 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.
- 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 ):
- TASFA application and instructions for 2016-2017 (English)
- TASFA application and instructions for 2016-2017 (Spanish)
- TASFA application and instructions for 2015-2016 (English)
- TASFA application and instructions for 2015-2016 (Spanish)
- Confirmation of Eligibility for Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) and Texas Grant
Presentation slides (PDF format )
A video guide to the TASFA
Watch this short video to learn more about the TASFA form and process.