TSTC is committed to providing highly specialized and advanced technical education that can lead to great career opportunities. We currently offer over 100 certificate and degree programs state-wide.

TSTC students come from more than 100 counties across the state. They arrive right out of high school, transfer from other colleges or from the workforce.

While we are proud that TSTC's education is affordable and a high return on your investment, we realize financial aid is the only option for some students.

At TSTC we understand your ultimate goal is a career you're passionate about and will make you the money you want to enjoy your life! Our goal is to help you be successful.

TSTC has been providing top-quality, career-driven education for Texans for close to 50 years. The college is nationally recognized for the number and quality of our technology graduates.

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Federal Direct Student Loan Program

TSTC Federal School Codes:

  • Harlingen:009225
  • Marshall: 033965
  • Waco: 003634
  • West Texas Abilene: E00967
  • West Texas Breckenridge:E00968
  • West Texas Brownwood: E00969
  • West Texas Sweetwater: 009932

Step One: Complete your Master Promissory Note at: MPN for Student Loans

Be sure to choose "Complete New MPN For Student Loans"

For assistance, please call 1-800-557-7394

Step Two: Complete on-line entrance counseling at: Direct Loan Program Entrance Counseling

You MUST answer 12 out of 15 questions correctly!

When you are asked to select a school (at the end of the questions) make sure you select the appropriate TSTC campus. You may have to type Texas State Technical in order to bring up the school.

For assistance regarding Entrance Counseling, please contact Toll free: 1-800-848-0979

Step Three: Attend a Loan Information Session

Any TSTC student who receives student loans must attend a Loan Information Session. The session lasts around 30 minutes and you only have to attend one session. Please bring a pen or pencil with you along with the names, phone numbers and email addresses for two references.


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