Financial Aid

Announcement: The Office of Student Financial Assistance is accepting applications for student emergency aid. Please visit our Emergency Aid page to learn about the aid programs and how to apply.

Your education at Texas A&M University-Central Texas is unlike any product or service you can buy—it's an investment in yourself and your future. It will pay benefits for the rest of your life in terms of your ability to earn a higher salary, being exposed to new ideas, learning about the world around you and much more. Regardless of your financial resources, attending A&M-Central Texas is possible. We offer a variety of assistance including grants, student and parent loans, scholarships and tuition exemption programs.

What is Financial Aid

Financial aid consists of institutional, state and federal funds intended to help students pay educational-related expenses including tuition and fees, room and board, supplies, etc. Each year when you submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you are applying for federal, state and university aid. There are two types of financial aid offered at Texas A&M University—Central Texas—grants and student loans. If you need additional funding to supplement your financial aid package, alternative student loans are an option. The types of awards offered to you are based on your and your family's financial resources, as well as the availability of funds.

Priority Dates

To receive maximum consideration for financial aid, your FAFSA and all requested and required documentation (including appropriate electronic data exchange) must be received by the institution prior to January 15 for the upcoming academic year.


Applicants are responsible for the timeliness and promptness of their applications. To receive financial aid, your FAFSA and all required documentation must be received in a timely manner.

  • Summer semester: June 30
  • Fall semester: October 15
  • Spring semester: March 15