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Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1. Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Step 2. Submit additional documents if necessary
Step 3. Verify your information if requested

Step 1. Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Submit the online FAFSA or obtain a FAFSA application from TSTC’s Financial Aid Office or a high school guidance office.

  • Gather necessary information and apply for PIN(s). Print a checklist of documents needed.
  • Submit the FAFSA as soon as possible starting January 1
  • List TSTC’s school codes – 009225 and 003634
  • If interested in student loans, you will need to answer yes on question 27 of the FAFSA

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Step 2. Submit additional documents if necessary

You must provide the Financial Aid Office with additional documents if you are a:

  • Student who has previously attended college – Submit copies of college transcripts to Admissions and Records
  • Non-citizen – Provide proof of eligibility
  • Military veteran applying for general financial aid – Submit your eligibility letter regarding veterans education benefits (contact TSTC’s Veterans Affairs Office)
  • Student under 24 claiming independent status– Submit a Verification Worksheet – Independent form. Document mitigating circumstances.
  • See our Forms page for any additional forms that are requested.

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Step 3. Verify your information, if requested

If your application is selected for verification, you may need to submit:

  • A signed copy of your IRS Income Tax Transcript and a signed copy of your parents’ IRS Income Tax Transcript/and W2s
  • A Verification Worksheet (available on the web or from a Financial Aid office)
  • Documentation that verifies benefits or untaxed income

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Your notification will arrive at the address listed in your Admissions Office records. Make sure your address is accurate and on file with the Admissions Office. You can also see your Financial Aid Award Status by going to the WebAdvisor Tab on MyTSTC website.

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