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Graduate Keys to Financial Aid 2012-2013. Scholarships & Financial Aid Texas A&M University. Financial Opportunities at Texas A&M. Texas A&M disburses $534 million in financial aid annually. 19% in Scholarships 15% in Grants 35% in Loans 20% in Student Employment 11% in Tuition Waivers.

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graduate keys to financial aid 2012 2013

Graduate Keys to Financial Aid 2012-2013

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Texas A&M University

financial opportunities at texas a m
Financial Opportunities at Texas A&M

Texas A&M disburses $534 million in financial aid annually.

  • 19% in Scholarships
  • 15% in Grants
  • 35% in Loans
  • 20% in Student Employment
  • 11% in Tuition Waivers

71%

of the student body are receiving financial aid!

services we provide
Services We Provide
  • Advising on student aid
  • Scholarships
  • Grants
  • Student Employment
  • Federal, State, Institutional & Alternative Loans
  • Short-term Loans
  • Money Management
  • 24/7 access to financial aid information
  • Veteran Services
applying for financial aid
Applying for Financial Aid
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Information provided is used to calculate the Expected Family Contribution
  • Must be completed annually
  • www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Texas A&M School Code 003632
extenuating circumstances
Extenuating Circumstances
  • Adjusting the Expected Family Contribution
    • Loss of employment or reduction of income
    • Death or illness
    • Medical or dental expenses not covered by insurance
  • Adjusting Cost of Attendance
    • Based on averages, may adjust to actual costs with documentation
  • Other circumstances that result in a change in financial status

Contact our office for more information.

howdy tamu edu
howdy.tamu.edu
  • Check the status of your aid
  • Obtain and complete forms
  • Accept or reject and process aid
  • Calculate your loan payments
what might i receive
What might I receive?
  • Graduate Texas Public Education Grant
  • Texas Aggie Graduate Grant (TAGG). Apply for TAGG via financialaid.tamu.edu under “Forms”
  • Direct Stafford Loans
    • Unsubsidized annual maximum of $20,500
  • Direct Graduate PLUS Loan
release of funds
Release of Funds
  • Financial aid can apply to the billing statement no sooner than 10 days before the first class day each semester, dependent upon your enrollment/registration.

Fall 2012

August 18

Spring 2013

January 5

30

financial aid delays
Financial Aid Delays
  • Incomplete file
  • Loan Entrance Counseling not complete
  • Loan Master Promissory Note not complete
  • Not enrolled in enough hours at Texas A&M

Half-time = 5 hours

Full-time = 9 hours

  • Scholarship funds not received from donor
short term loans
Short-term Loans

Room and board

Books and supplies

Optional fees

Computers

Study abroad

Aggie Rings

Co-Op

  • Do not need a FAFSA to apply
  • 8% simple interest
  • 1-12 month repayment period
  • $1000 - $1500 maximum
  • Emergency Tuition and Fees loan also available
  • 5% simple interest
  • 90 days repayment (fall/spring)
  • Apply online at financialaid.tamu.edu
maintaining eligibility
Maintaining Eligibility
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Policy and appeal process at financialaid.tamu.edu
  • General Requirements:
    • Must successfully complete 75% of all courses attempted at A&M
    • Cumulative GPR of 3.0
    • Cannot exceed 150% of minimum hours required for admitted degree level
looking ahead
Looking Ahead

Summer 2013

  • You can receive aid only for hours enrolled at Texas A&M
  • Aid is awarded based on enrollment

2013-2014

  • Apply for scholarships
  • Renew your FAFSA
  • Check your status online and fulfill all requirements
looking ahead1
Looking Ahead

Continuing Student Scholarships

  • Apply at scholarships.tamu.edu
  • Opens in October
  • Deadline is February 1 each year

Also, check with your college or department

useful websites
Useful Websites
  • financialaid.tamu.edu
    • Information on aid programs
  • scholarships.tamu.edu
    • Learn more about University and outside opportunities
  • jobsforaggies.tamu.edu
    • Apply for on- and off-campus part-time jobs and register for professional development workshops
five tips to remember
Five Tips to Remember
  • It is not too late to apply
  • Apply every year
  • Check status online and A&M email often
  • Be aware of scholarship deadlines
  • Interest rates on student loans is lower than that of credit cards
contact us
Contact Us

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Second Floor, The Pavilion

(979) 845-3236

Email: financialaid@tamu.edu

Web: financialaid.tamu.edu

FAFSA School Code: 003632

*Appointments or walk-ins welcome