Financial Aid Changes FAQ

Yes, our Financial Aid team will be hosting several on-campus (TAMUK) workshops for new and continuing students. We will be available to help students in person during the dates and locations below:

 

2024-2025 FAFSA and Scholarship Workshop

March 21, 2024 from 12:30 PM until 4:00 PM

College of Engineering, Room 275

 

The FAFSA is currently open and encourage all students to apply before the state priority deadline of April 15, 2024 to receive timely notifications.

The 2024-25 paper Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is now available, in English and Spanish, on the TASFA webpage and the Student Financial Aid Programs webpage under Program Resources.

The 2024-25 Online TASFA will be available in spring 2024. Exact Date is still undetermined.

Currently, the state financial aid priority deadline has changed from January 15th to April 15th. This is for the 2024-2025 aid year only. We’ll update this page if anything changes.

The General Scholarship priority deadline will remain March 1st. We’ll update this page if anything changes.

Contributors will include student, parent(s) (if student is dependent) and a spouse (if the student is independent and filed separate tax returns).  Students will provide information through the FAFSA application to contact appropriate other roles if needed.  

Students, parents, or spouses should request their FSA ID in advance of starting the FAFSA application.  

You can create or manage a FSA UserID and Password by visiting: Log In | Federal Student Aid

  • The student
  • The student's spouse (if applicable)
  • A biological or adoptive parent
  • The spouse of the remarried parent who is on the FAFSA--the stepparent

All contributors will be required to create an FSA UserID and password even if they do not have an SSN. All contributors can apply for an FSA UserID and password by visiting: Personal Information | Create Account | Federal Student Aid

Yes. Through the DDX process the IRS shares federal tax information (FTI) with the Department of Education and the colleges listed on the FAFSA to calculate a Student Aid Index. Every contributor on the FAFSA is required to consent to DDX, even if they did not file taxes, for the student to be eligible for federal financial aid.

Students or any contributors who do not consent to utilizing the DDX will be ineligible for student aid. Contributors cannot avoid providing consent by manually entering FTI on the FAFSA. If a student or spouse (if applicable) contributor does not provide consent, they will not be eligible for any Title IV aid. If a parent contributor refuses to provide consent, the student will be given the opportunity to indicate they would like to receive only a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

You will receive a submission confirmation from the Department of Education which includes your estimated Student Aid Index (SAI). Notifications of any additional requirements and your FAFSA Submission Summary may not be available to students until March 2024.  Texas A&M University-Kingsville will begin notifying students in March of any next steps that may be required.

Students may not be able to make corrections to a submitted FAFSA until the record has been processed. The option may not be available to students until late January-early February.

You will receive a financial aid offer once you have completed the financial aid application process and have been fully admitted to the Texas A&M University-Kingsville. We anticipate to begin offer notifications by the end of May 2024 for newly admitted students for Fall 2024 who do not have any pending requirements. Continuing students will begin seeing offers in June 2024. Monitor your JNET and Blue and Gold for any outstanding items.

Students who have a -1500 and a 0 SAI will be treated equally. There will now be a wider range of students who will benefit from the maximum amount of potential federal aid