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Types of Aid

The Office of Financial Aid will determine the types of aid that you can receive based upon the information from your FAFSA/TASFA. You can also apply for scholarships through the Office of Scholarships or jobs (work-study) through Handshake.

Short-Term Loans

Tarleton offers short-term loan options to help students keep their classes, meal plans, and housing assignments while they work to resolve pending financial assistance (i.e. financial aid, scholarships, veteran services, athletics).

Short term loans are a resource available to any Tarleton student who:

  • Has outstanding items that will not be resolved before the tuition payment deadline
  • Cannot get an appointment with financial aid to resolve aid issues before the tuition payment deadline
  • Experiencing a temporary financial difficulty

Applying for a short term loan takes ten minutes and there is a small fee associated. Get started on the process by following these steps:

  1. Make sure you are using the Chrome or Firefox browser
  2. Log into myGateway
  3. Select DuckTrax
  4. Select Texan Bill Pay and enroll in a tuition payment plan
  5. Go back to DuckTrax and select Online Services & Financial Aid
  6. Select Short Term Loan Application