(HARLINGEN, Texas) – The Financial Aid Office at Texas State Technical College is now the Financial Aid Processing Center.
The center works diligently to provide both current and prospective students with information and resources about scholarships, grants and other aid that they may be eligible for during their time at TSTC.
“We are working hard to award students as quickly as possible,” said TSTC financial aid processing specialist Johann Martinez. “Although we do not meet with students personally, we do help their enrollment coaches with any questions they have about their financial aid.”
There are several options that students can explore when it comes to applying and receiving financial aid to help pay for tuition and other costs associated with attending college.
“Federal student aid comes from the federal government,” Martinez said. “It is money that helps a student pay for higher education expenses. There are three main categories of federal student aid: grants, work-study funds, and loans.”
While applying for financial aid may seem intimidating for students, Martinez said that students at TSTC do not have to do it alone. He said that if someone needs assistance through the process or has questions about financial aid, then they should not hesitate to reach out to a TSTC enrollment coach.
“Students who wish to get their financial aid questions answered can reach out to their enrollment coach at the Enrollment Center, which continues to offer virtual appointments,” he said. “They can also call 956-364-4997 for assistance.”
June 1 is the recommended financial aid application deadline for the fall 2021 semester. Students interested in applying for financial aid can reach out to an enrollment coach or visit https://www.tstc.edu/financialaid/.