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Resources to help you understand and navigate the college financial aid process

 
Texas Financial Aid Information Center [English and Español] - free assistance with the Texas college admissions process and understanding & applying for federal and state student financial aid
http://www.tgslc.org/tfaic/ or (888) 311-8881
 
Compendium of TX Colleges & Financial Aid Calendar - list of colleges and universities in the State of Texas, admission requirements, total expenses for an academic year, financial aid data and related information, helpful hints to the college bound, together with a Calendar of various scholarship deadlines arranged by months.
http://www.everychanceeverytexan.org/about/scholars/

Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) - required to receive financial aid at most colleges
http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/

FAFSA Tips - helpful info about the FAFSA and why you should complete it
http://www.petersons.com/college-search/fafsa-application-receiving-aid.aspx

The US Department of Education's federal student aid information website
http://studentaid.ed.gov/home

20 Insider Strategies to Save Money on College NOW
http://www.meritaid.com/media/20InsiderStrategies.pdf
 
 
Powerpoint about Financial Aid
 
 
 
Universities that offer free tuition programs (in alphabetical order)
***Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.***

Angelo State University's Blue and Gold Guarantee - Must be a bona fide Texas Resident, be entering college as a first-time freshman, and have a combined family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $40,000 or less.
http://www.angelo.edu/services/financial_aid/scholarships/blue_and_gold.php

Harvard University Scholarships - honor students with families earning less than $65,000 year.
https://college.harvard.edu/financial-aid

Rice University's Tuition Grant
http://financialaid.rice.edu/

Stephen F Austin State University's Purple Promise - Must be a Texas Resident, be entering college as a first-time freshman, and have a combined family Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of $30,000 or less.
http://www.sfasu.edu/faid/programs/purple_promise.asp

Texas A&M University's Aggie Assurance Program - for Texas residents who have adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less.
https://financialaid.tamu.edu/types/aggie_assurance.aspx

Texas State University's Bobcat Promise - Must be a Texas resident, be entering college as a first-time freshman, and have an adjusted gross family income of $25,000 or less.
http://www.finaid.txstate.edu/bobcatpromise

Texas Tech's Red Raider Guarantee - for Texas residents whose adjusted gross family income that does not exceed $40,000.
http://www.financialaid.ttu.edu/Forms/2013-2014/RRGFlyer.pdf
 
University of Houston's Cougar Promise - Must be a Texas resident, earned a recommended or distinguished high school diploma, and have an adjusted gross income of $45,000 or less.
http://www.uh.edu/financial/undergraduate/types-aid/incentives/cougar-promise/

University of North Texas' Emerald Eagle Scholars - for Texas residents whose adjusted gross family income does not exceed $40,000.
 
University of Texas-Arlington's Maverick Promise - 60%-100% of tuition and fees covered for students with a family income of $65,000 or less.
http://wweb.uta.edu/aao/fao/content/general/maverick_promise.aspx

University of Texas at San Antonio's UTSAccess Program - for Texas residents whose family income is less than $30,000 per year.
http://utsa.edu/financialaid/UTSAccess.html