Planning to go to college in the Fall/Spring of 2020-21? Then it’s time to apply for financial aid!

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You can now complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you’re planning to enroll in college for the 2020-21 academic year!

What is the FAFSA and why should you complete it?  The FAFSA is a form used by the U.S. Department of Education and your college to determine your eligibility for financial aid programs including grants, loans and work-study.  Even if you don’t think you’ll be eligible, YOU SHOULD STILL APPLY!  Over 1 million students fail to complete the FAFSA each year because they believe they are ineligible, when in fact, over a third of these students would have been eligible to receive some form of grant aid – THAT’S FREE MONEY.

To complete this FREE application all you’ll need is your 2018 federal tax return, social security number, driver’s license number, records of untaxed income and information on cash, savings, and investments.  If you’re considered a dependent student (per FAFSA) your parent(s) will also be required to provide this information.  For more information or to apply, go to

Still need additional money?

If you still need additional money to help cover your college expenses after you’ve been awarded by your college, be sure to visit Texas Trust to check out the Texas Extra Credit Education loan – an outstanding private student loan provided by one of our partner organizations.