Student Financial Aid Programs


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Senator Frank L. Madla Building, Room 106 |(210)784-1300 | financialaid@tamusa.edu

The Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships assists students in obtaining financial assistance through a variety of federal, state and private sources in order to supplement their own contribution to a college education. The financial gap between the cost of an education and monies available from the family can be complemented by grants, loans, scholarships and/or student employment. Financial aid application materials generally become available on the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships website (www.tamusa.edu/financialaid/index.html) each academic year.

The content of this catalog’s subsection is to assist the student in understanding the programs and policies related to the aspects of financial aid and associated programs. The information is subject to revision. For more detailed and current information, it is suggested that the student contact the Texas A&M University – San Antonio Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

To be considered eligible for financial aid at A&M-San Antonio an applicant must:

  • Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)
  • Be enrolled and accepted to Texas A&M University – San Antonio as a regular student in an eligible degree or eligible certificate program;
  • Not be enrolled simultaneously in elementary or secondary school
  • Meet one of the following academic criteria:
    • Have a high school diploma
    • Have the recognized equivalent of a high school diploma (See Office of Admission for relevant policies and procedures)
    • Be home schooled (See Office of Admission for relevant policies and procedures)
  • Be a US citizen or an eligible noncitizen;
  • Be registered with Selective Service for most males between the ages of 18 and 25;
  • Must have a valid Social Security number for federal aid seeking students;
  • Demonstrate financial need (for most programs);
  • Not be in default on a Title IV loan or, if in default, have made satisfactory repayment arrangements with the loan servicer
  • Have not obtained loan amounts that exceeds annual or aggregate loan limits made under any Title IV loan program
  • Not be liable for any overpayment of a Title IV grant or Federal Perkins Loan or, if liable, have made satisfactory repayment arrangements with the holder of the debt
  • Not have property which is submit a judgment lien for a debt owed to the U.S. or, if submit to a judgment lien, have made satisfactory repayment arrangements with the debt holder
  • Not have been convicted of an offense involving the possession or sale of illegal drugs that occurred while enrolled and receiving Title IV aid ;
  • Have completed repayment of funds to either ED or the holder of a loan, as applicable, if the student has convicted of, or pled nolo contendere or guilty to, a crime involving fraud in obtaining Title IV aid
  • Federal regulations require a student to be making satisfactory progress toward the completion of a degree or certification to be eligible to receive Title IV funds. The Financial Aid Office at A&M-San Antonio applies this rule to ALL students applying for aid. Please review the Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements (SAP).
  • Students must re-apply for financial assistance every year by completing the requirements stated above. The award does not continue automatically beyond award year