Federal Pell Grant: The Federal Pell Grant is designed to help you obtain your postsecondary education. It is intended to be the base of your financial aid package and may not cover all your expenses. The good news is that — unlike loans — you generally don’t have to pay them back. Eligibility is based on a student’s financial need. Click here for more information.
Federal and State Work-Study Program (FWSP): Another way to help pay your way through college is with the work-study program, which is designed to promote part-time on-campus employment for those who need financial assistance. Funds are available to the college to help create job opportunities; however, these funds are limited and you must apply early! Click here for more information. To find out more about jobs on campus, click here.
Direct Loan Program: Offers a few types of loans: subsidized and unsubsidized (Stafford) loans for students, PLUS loans for parents and graduate/ professional students, and consolidation loans for both students and parents. Click here for more information.
Parents Loan: Parents can borrow a PLUS Loan to help pay your education expenses if you are a dependent undergraduate student enrolled at least half time in an eligible program at an eligible school. PLUS Loans are available through the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program. Click here for more information.
Emergency Tuition Loan: Haven’t received your financial aid package and it’s time to pay your state and designation tuition? If you have a financial hardship you may be eligible for emergency tuition loan.
If you receive a loan, before you withdraw, graduate, or drop below half-time attendance , regulations require that you complete an exit counseling session for your Federal Stafford Loan and Direct Loans. Click here for exit counseling.
Scholarships are a great way to help pay for your education. They are generally awarded for academic excellence, but can also include financial need, involvement in activities, leadership or work experience.
Unlike loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid but may have specific criteria for you to remain eligible. These criteria may include maintaining a certain grade point average, staying enrolled in a certain number of class hours or majoring in a specific program.
To be eligible for most financial need-based scholarships, you are required to complete the FAFSA at http://www.fasfa.gov
After applying for the FAFSA, you may apply for a TSTC Scholarship. Click here to complete the application.
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