A Guide to the TASFA

The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)

The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is used to collect information to help determine eligibility for state financial aid programs that are administered by institutions of higher education in the state of Texas. Students that are classified as a Texas Resident who cannot apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to complete the TASFA. To review the FAFSA filing requirements, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov or visit the financial aid office at the institution you plan to attend for the 2017-18 award year. Please note that Texas Residency can only be determined by the institution that you plan to attend. The TASFA cannot be used to determine your state residency status or final eligibility for state aid.

The Texas state priority deadline for many institutions of higher education is March 15, 2017 for the 2017-18 award year. It is recommended that applicants complete and submit this application and any other required documentation to the financial aid office prior to the state priority deadline date.

How to Apply:

  • Complete, save, and then print a paper copy of the TASFA.
  • Submit the TASFA (by mail or in person) with the appropriate signatures to the financial office at the institution you plan to attend.
  • Additional documentation may be required by each institution of higher education in Texas.

Application and instruction files (PDF format PDF):