TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid)

This page is for non-citizens who are classified as Texas residents.

Program Eligibility

The Texas A&M University-San Antonio Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is committed to helping all our students attain their educational goals by providing quality assistance in addressing their financial needs. As specified by Senate Bill 1528, state law permits students that are neither US citizens, nor permanent residents to be classified as Texas residents for admissions and financial aid purposes, thus making them eligible for state aid.

Certain categories of foreign-born and immigrant students in the State of Texas can meet state requirements for residency under Texas Education Code. This state law allows House Bill 1403 and Senate Bill 1528 students to pay the resident tuition rate while attending public institutions of higher education in Texas, and be classified as state residents for tuition purposes. As Texas residents, such students are eligible to apply for some student financial aid programs offered by the State of Texas.

To qualify for this program, students must meet the below criteria:

  1. Must have lived in Texas at least three years before receiving their high school (in Texas) diploma or Certificate of High School Equivalency
  2. Must have lived in Texas at least three years before enrolling in a public college / university (in Texas)
  3. Must submit an Affidavit of Intent with the Registrar’s Office declaring that they will apply for permanent residence in the United States as soon as the student becomes eligible.
  4. Male students between the ages of 18-26 must register with Selective Service.

TASFA Deadlines

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July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 2020 - 2021 October 1, 2019 - June 30, 2021 2018 January 15, 2020
July 1, 2021 - June 30th, 2022 2021 - 2022 October 1, 2020 - June 30th, 2022 2019 January 15, 2021
July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023 2023 - 2023 October 1, 2021 - June 30, 2023 2020 January 15, 2022

*Funding is limited, not all eligible students who apply will be awarded state grants. We encourage all students to apply and complete their financial aid paperwork as soon as possible to maximize their chances of receiving an award.


If you meet the criteria above, and are not eligible to complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), follow these steps to complete the eTASFA at Texas A&M-SA.

  1. Click HERE  to access the eTASFA student portal.
  2. To start the application process, please create an account. *If you already have an account, please sign in with your Email Address and Password to continue.
  3. For Dependent Students, a parent signature is required. You will have the option to send your parent an email with instructions on how to electronically sign your eTASFA.

After the application has been successfully signed by student and parent (if required), please allow 5-7 business days for processing and for updates to appear in your Jagwire account.

See checklist for additional required documents. Submission of the application does not guarantee an award.

For 2020-2021 aid year, below are the required documents:

  1. Complete the 2020-2021 eTASFA application.
  2. Submit Notarized Affidavit of Residency to Registrar’s Office (registrar@tamusa.edu).
  3. Submit Verification Documents:
    • Dependent Students – you are a dependent student if you were required to report your parents’ tax information on your TASFA form.
      • 2020-2021 TASFA Dependent Verification Worksheet
      • Signed 2018 Parent Tax Return
      • Signed 2018 Student Tax Return
      • 2018 Parent W-2 Forms
      • 2018 Student W-2 Forms
    • Independent Students – you are an independent student if you were not required to include parents’ tax information on your TASFA form.
      • 2020-2021 TASFA Independent Verification Worksheet
      • Signed 2018 Student (and spouse, if married) Tax Return
      • 2018 Student (and spouse, if married) W-2 Forms
    • All students – if you did not file taxes please submit letter of nonfiling from the IRS.gov website or submit a signed Non Tax Filers Affidavit explaining why you or your parents did not file.
4. Male students between the ages of 18 - 25 must register for Selective Service and provide a copy of the registration acknowledgment card or registration print out from sss.gov.

For 2021-2022 aid year, below are the required documents (available October 1, 2020):

  1. Complete the 2021-2022 eTASFA application.
  2. Submit Notarized Affidavit of Residency to Registrar’s Office (registrar@tamusa.edu).
  3. Submit Verification Documents:
    • Dependent Students – you are a dependent student if you were required to report your parents’ tax information on your TASFA form.
      • 2021-2022 TASFA Dependent Verification Worksheet
      • Signed 2019 Parent Tax Return
      • Signed 2019 Student Tax Return
      • 2019 Parent W-2 Forms
      • 2019 Student W-2 Forms
    • Independent Students – you are an independent student if you were not required to include parents’ tax information on your TASFA form.
      • 2020-2021 TASFA Independent Verification Worksheet
      • Signed 2019 Student (and spouse, if married) Tax Return
      • 2019 Student (and spouse, if married) W-2 Forms
    • All students – if you did not file taxes please submit letter of nonfiling from the IRS.gov website or submit a signed Non Tax Filers Affidavit explaining why you or your parents did not file.
4. Male students between the ages of 18 - 25 must register for Selective Service and provide a copy of the registration acknowledgment card or registration print out from sss.gov.

*Your application is not considered complete until all required documentation has been submitted.*Note: Please monitor your Jagwire account for requirement updates.

All financial aid documents may be submitted via one of the following methods:

  1. Email to financialaid@tamusa.edu
  2. Fax to (210) 784-1490
  3. Submit via Dropbox 
  4. By mail to:

Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid
One University Way
San Antonio, TX 78224

*For online notary services, please contact Alyssa De La O at adelao@tamusa.edu.