Financial Aid


FAFSA Workshop Information

Need help submitting your FAFSA? Join us for our in person session. 

When: Monday, December 5, 2022 

Where: Library 306B (3rd floor) 

Time: 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM 


In order to best help you, we will need a few items:

  • Student FSA ID and Password
  • Student Tax Information and W2’s for the FAFSA specific tax year (if applicable)

Click here to view a short video detailing useful tips to the FAFSA.

Dependent Students:

  • Parents’ FSA ID and Password
  • Parents’ Social Security Numbers
  • Parents’ date of birth
  • Parents’ W-2 for the FAFSA specific tax year
  • Parents’ tax return for the FAFSA specific tax year

Independent Students:

*We highly encourage all students to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to automatically import your tax information into the FAFSA.

Questions? Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at: or 361-593-JESC(5372).

FAFSA Application Process

FAFSA is Available: October 1
State Priority Deadline: January 15
Verification Priority Submission: July 1

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is always free at Beware of scams as you begin the application process. You never have to pay a fee to submit the FAFSA or pay anyone to help you fill it out.  You must meet the eligibility requirements to qualify for financial aid.


If you are not sure which FAFSA to complete or what information is required, please review the information below:

Enrollment Period: August 2023 - May 15, 2024 

Enrollment Period: August 2022 - May 15, 2023 

  • Required FAFSA: 2022-2023 FAFSA 
  • Required Tax Information: 2020 Federal Income Tax Information