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A Guide to the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (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.
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 Notes to find out if your school accepts the TASFA.
- Complete, save, and then print the TASFA or FAFSA.
- Mail the application with the appropriate signatures and a copy of the required documents to the preferred colleges.