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How To Apply

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the primary application and required for most Types of Financial Aid.

TAMHSC Federal School Code (for FAFSA):

004948 through Summer 2014
003632 starting Fall 2014 onward

  • FAFSA is available on January 1 for the upcoming academic year.
  • Must be completed each year and can be submitted online.
  • Applicants may electronically sign using a Dept. of Education PIN.
  • Complete as early as possible. Many funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • For U.S. Citizens, Permanent U.S. residents and some eligible non-citizens (see online application information at FAFSA.

 TAMHSC has a priority deadline for submitting the FAFSA of March 15. However, applications are accepted beginning January 1 and throughout the academic year (ending July 1 of following year). It is recommended that a student completes the application as soon as possible to ensure timely processing of aid and consideration for some limited types of funding awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA): Available to students qualifying for Texas state residency under Senate Bill 1528 (House Bill 1403). Please refer to College for Texans or contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

FAFSA Follow-Up

After the FAFSA is submitted, each applicant will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the Department of Education. The SAR is a summary of all the information provided on the FAFSA and comments regarding the application from the Federal processor. It is important to read, understand and respond to (if directed) the SAR information. Corrections to the FAFSA can be made online.

Requests for Information and Additional Documentation

Soon after the FAFSA is received and processed by the Office of Student Financial Aid, students will receive an email notification informing them of their application status. In many cases, additional documentation may be required prior to awarding funds.


Selected students are required to participate in a process known as “Verification”. This process requires students to submit income tax, asset, household and possibly additional information to the Office of Student Financial Aid. Student data is then “verified” to match the information reported on the FAFSA. If any corrections to the FAFSA are necessary, OSFA will submit the changes to the Dept. of Education for updates. Students selected for verification will be notified by email.

 Information and instructions regarding each requirement will be posted to the student’s portal.

Other Requirements

Some types of financial aid may require additional actions and information from the applicant. Please see our Types of Financial Aid page (choose the appropriate fund type) for a step-by-step guide.

Summer Application

School of Public Health (SPH) students attending 5- or 10-week summer classes and needing assistance are required to complete the “Financial Aid Application for Summer” (see Forms). This application is year specific and available during the spring semester of each year.

Last edited by: bdsireci 08/05/2014

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