Applying for Financial Aid 

Priority Deadlines:       Fall - January 15       Spring -  November 1       Summer -  May 1

Students should always be on the lookout for financial aid opportunities. One way to make the most of these opportunities is to complete the financial aid application process. Applying for Financial Aid should begin as soon as possible. Allow for considerable amount of time to complete the process to be considered when applying for financial aid.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is valid for an academic year. The academic year is the 365 day period that begins with the first day of the Fall Semester and ends with the day before the first day of the following Fall Semester. It comprises the Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters in sequential order, beginning with the Fall Semester. Regarding the completion of degree requirements, an academic year for a given student is the completion of two full semesters, normally Fall and Spring. For the purpose of awarding Federal Student Aid, the definition of an Academic Year at Texas A&M University – San Antonio is 24 credits and 30 weeks.