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Welcome to the Texas Southern University community. We are excited that you have chosen to become a TSU Tiger. Members of the TSU community are committed to providing you with the support and encouragement that you will need to become a successful graduate of Texas Southern University. We want to help you accomplish everything you possibly can as a TSU student. One of the ways we do this is through a variety of financial aid. In order to be considered for Texas Southern University achievement-based and need-based awards, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); Texas Southern University’s institutional code for the FAFSA is 003642. Awards are renewable for up to three additional years of study if you complete 15 credits each semester, maintain the annual grade point average specified in the award notification, and remain in good disciplinary standing at the University.
Apply for Scholarships
Please apply for the scholarship based on your current classification. You are –
First-Time Freshman – You are considered a first-time freshmen student if you are a high school graduate who has not earned any college credits since high school. (This does not include current high school students who are also taking college courses.)
Transfer - You are considered a transfer student if you are a high school graduate who has completed at least 12 college credits since high school and before your expected date of entry into Texas Southern University. (This does not include current high school students who are also taking college courses.)
Continuing – You are considered a continuing student if you maintain a continuous attendance and are in good academic standing at Texas Southern University and cannot be considered as first-time freshman or transfer student.
Special Circumstance/Need Base Scholarships
Applications for special circumstance/need base scholarships are available in the Scholarship Office, Room 215, Student Recreation Center.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Apply Online - Filing electronically increases the accuracy of your application, saves mailing time, and reduces the processing time to about two weeks. The electronic version may be submitted on-line at the U.S. Department of Education web site, www.fafsa.ed.gov
Apply by Phone - FAFSA on the Phone is a non-Web, paperless alternative to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Contact FAFSA at 1-800-4-FED-AID
Apply by Paper Form - Students requiring a paper application may call the U.S. Department of Education at 1-800-433-3243 for assistance