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TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid)

 Program Eligibility

The Tarleton State University Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping all of our students attain their educational goals by providing quality assistance in addressing their financial needs. As specified by Senate Bill 1528, state law permits students that are neither US citizens, nor permanent residents to be classified as Texas residents for admissions and financial aid purposes, thus making them eligible for state aid.

Certain categories of foreign-born and immigrant students in the State of Texas can meet state requirements for residency under Texas Education Code. This state law allows House Bill 1403 and Senate Bill 1528 students to pay the resident tuition rate while attending public institutions of higher education in Texas, and be classified as state residents for tuition purposes. As Texas residents, such students are eligible to apply for some student financial aid programs offered by the State of Texas.

To qualify for this program, students must meet the below criteria:
  1. Must have lived in Texas at least three years before receiving their high school (in Texas) diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency
  2. Must have lived in Texas at least three years before enrolling in a public college / university (in Texas)
  3. Must submit an Affidavit of Intent with the Registrar’s Office declaring that they will apply for permanent residence in the United States as soon as the student becomes eligible.
  4. Male students between the ages of 18-26 must register with Selective Service.

TASFA Priority Deadlines

Funding is limited, not all eligible students who apply will be awarded state grants. We encourage all students to apply and complete their financial aid paperwork as soon as possible to maximize their chances of receiving an award. 

TASFA Filing Dates for the Academic Year
If You Plan to Attend College From You Will Submit This TASFA You Can Submit the TASFA From Using Income and Tax Information From Priority Deadlines
July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 2020 - 2021 October 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021 2018 January 15, 2020
July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 2021 - 2022 October 1, 2020 - June 30, 2022 2019 January 15, 2021
July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 2022 - 2023 October 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023 2020 January 15, 2022

Complete and Submit the TASFA

If you meet the criteria above, and are not eligible to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) click on the buttons below to access the 2021 - 2022 TASFA. 

After you have filled out and signed your TASFA application (if you are a dependent student, your parent will need to sign your application), submit your TASFA and tax document(s) to finaid@tarleton.edu, fax to 254-968-9600, or submit in person at the Financial Aid Office at any of our Tarleton Campus locations.

See checklist below for additional required documents. Submission of the application does not guarantee an award.

2021 - 2022 TASFA Checklist

For the 2021 - 2022 aid year, below are the required documents:

  1. Complete the 2021 - 2022 TASFA
  2. Submit Tax Documents:
Dependent Students
Independent Students
All Students

3. Male students between the ages of 18 - 25 must register for Selective Service and provide a copy of the registration acknowledgment card or registration print out from the Selective Service System.

Your application is not considered complete until all required documentation has been submitted. Please monitor your go.tarleton email account for requirement updates. 

All financial aid documents may be submitted via one of the following methods:

  • Email to finaid@tarleton.edu 
  • Fax to 254-968-9600
  • Deliver in person to the Financial Aid Office at any of our Tarleton locations
  • By mail to:
    Tarleton State University
    Office of Financial Aid
    Box T-0310
    Stephenville, TX 76402

2020 - 2021 TASFA Checklist

For the 2020 - 2021 aid year, below are the required documents:

  1. Complete the 2020 - 2021 TASFA in English or Spanish
  2. Submit Tax Documents:
Dependent Students
Independent Students
All Students

3. Male students between the ages of 18 - 25 must register for Selective Service and provide a copy of the registration acknowledgment card or registration print out from the Selective Service System.

Your application is not considered complete until all required documentation has been submitted. Please monitor your go.tarleton email account for requirement updates. 

All financial aid documents may be submitted via one of the following methods:

  • Email to finaid@tarleton.edu 
  • Fax to 254-968-9600
  • Deliver in person to the Financial Aid Office at any of our Tarleton locations
  • By mail to:
    Tarleton State University
    Office of Financial Aid
    Box T-0310
    Stephenville, TX 76402

Submission of the application does not guarantee an award.