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Transcript of TASFA:
Texas Application for Student Financial Aid/
Solicitud de ayuda económica estatal de Texas
By: Ivanna Crippa
So wait...who applies?
How do you apply?
Types of Financial Aid
Dive into the TASFA
Questions & Answer
Let's play a game...
Who applies for the TASFA?
Permanent U.S. resident with an Alien Registration Card (I-551)
Conditional permanent U.S. resident with visa type I-551C.
Eligible non-citizen with an Arrival/Departure Record (I-94) showing one of the following:
Parolee (for a minimum of one year)
Students without social security numbers
Students with a social security number through Deferred Action
Senate Bill 1528/House Bill 1403 Students
Who doesn't apply for TASFA?
How do you apply?
Complete application on computer, review, save, print, REPEAT.
House Bill 1403 Requirements:
Have lived in Texas 3 years
Not established residency in another state
Have completed Affadavit
Resided in Texas the prior year of enrollment of institution of higher education
All supporting documents
If parents get paid in cash, notarized letter*
Completed Tax Return + Transcript*
Males: Selective Service Card
Parents do not have to file taxes if...
Filing Status Age at December 31, 2015 Gross Income:
**Teens are only required to file if the earned income (up to $5,950) plus $350.
Filing Status Age at December 31, 2013 Gross Income
Types of Financial Aid
Texas Grant Max Award: $8,480 public universities , $2,736 public community college students, $4,438 public technical college students
TPEG Max Award: Award varies, Depends on institution
TEOG Max Award: $8,480 year public, $2,736 2 year public, $4,438 per year for public technical college students (Select Schools Participate)
Tuition Equalization Grant: $3,364 per school year. However, undergraduate students with exceptional need (those whose Expected Family Contributions are less than or equal to $1,000) may receive awards of up to $4,859 in a given year. (Private Schools)
College Access Loan **
Needs DACA status
Scholarships, Institutional Aid, Family Contribution, Summer Job, Go Fund Me?
DACA: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
You may request DACA if you:
Were under the age of 31 as of June 15, 2012;
Came to the United States before reaching your 16th birthday;
Have continuously resided in the United States since June 15, 2007, up to the present time;
Were physically present in the United States on June 15, 2012, and at the time of making your request for consideration of deferred action with USCIS;
Had no lawful status on June 15, 2012;
Are currently in school, have graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, have obtained a general education development (GED) certificate, or are an honorably discharged veteran of the Coast Guard or Armed Forces of the United States; and
Have not been convicted of a felony, significant misdemeanor,or three or more other misdemeanors, and do not otherwise pose a threat to national security or public safety.
Benefits: Protection of Deportation & Social Security for Work Purposes
Let's dive into the TASFA!
Jose lives with both of his parents and only one of them works. Jose's dad gets paid in cash and earns $15,000. Mom doesn't work.
Jacky lives with mom and dad. They both work. Jacky just moved to Texas three years ago and has a visa but not a social security number.
Andres is 17 and lives with mom. Mom earns $25,000. Andres also works and earned $7,000 last year. Andres has just applied to Austin Community College but has not sent his Affadavit.
Luisa is currently living with her legal guardian determined by the state, her Aunt Esperanza. The Aunt is single and earned $35,000. Luisa worked but got paid in cash and earned $4,000.
Office: (512)692-9444 x 47