Applying for Financial Aid
1. Apply for your P.I.N. (personal identification number).
Your P.I.N is used to electronically sign applications such as your FAFSA and Master Promissory Note (for student loan borrowers). It will also be needed to access your U.S. Department of Education records online. If you are a dependent student, your parent will also need to apply for a P.I.N as they WILL be required to electronically sign your FAFSA. If you receive a PIN, you agree to not disclose or share it with ANYONE. You should NEVER give your PIN to anyone, including commercial services that offer to help you complete your FAFSA. Be sure to keep your PIN in a safe place.
2. Complete your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).
TSTC West Texas School Code: 009932
3. Be prepared to provide verification documents to the Financial Aid Office.
In the event that your application is selected for verification we will send you correspondence (via email) requesting the documentation needed. Please make sure that the email address listed on the FAFSA as well as the email address on file at the college is where you wish to receive emails. If a copy of tax transcripts are requested, please request the tax transcripts by calling the IRS at 1.800.908.9946 or visit www.irs.gov. Read all questions, complete, sign, and date anything you return to the financial aid office. Make sure that all information you provide is accurate and correct! Providing false information on your financial aid application is a violation of federal law.
This is a general form used by the financial aid office here at TSTC West Texas which indicates the program with which you intend to enroll, which campus you plan to attend, and which semesters you plan to begin. Make sure to answer all of the questions, sign and date the form and submit it.
5. Keep in contact with the Financial Aid Office.
If you have completed all of the steps listed above, and haven’t received ANY correspondence regarding your financial aid within 3 weeks, contact the Financial Aid Office via email, phone or mail and inquire about the status of your file!
Amanda Allbright - 325.738.3318
Kay Johnson - 325.734.3630
Mayra Juarez - 325.236.8206
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org