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Please note that the Financial Aid Office uses your income information from 2 years prior to the current aid year. (Ex: If the aid year is 2020-2021 we will need your 2018 tax information).

  1. Visit Texas A&M-Kingsville JNET
  2. To access your account, you will need your student ID and password. 
  3. From the Main Menu, select “Paying for College” Tab
  4. In the middle of the Main Menu, select “Blue and Gold Main Menu”
  5. Click on Student Financial Aid.
  6. Click on Financial Aid.
  7. Click on Financial Aid Status.
  8. Select the Aid Year and Submit.
  9. Exit.

Award letters are mailed/emailed to eligible students to inform them of the amount, source, and conditions of acceptance of the financial assistance they will receive.  It is advisable to keep the Office of Student Financial Aid informed of address changes.  Address changes may be made at the Office of the Registrar.  

Be sure to log out to ensure the safety of your information.

Once all of your documents have been submitted, reviewed, and processed, the awarding process begins and soon thereafter, you will be notified via your TAMUK email of your financial aid offer(s).
No, not all students receive a financial aid refund. Once your bill is paid in full, if the amount of aid received was in excess of your expenses, you will receive a check for the difference. NOTE: Once a refund is issued, the student must stay in school, otherwise, you may end up having to return some of the refund since technically you did not earn that award (money).
For additional information on refund options, please visit: https://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoices

Refunds are processed through the Business Office (361.593.2616) once all expenses have been paid.  To check your refund status, follow the instructions below:

    • Log on to Blue & Gold
    • Click the category "Money Connect Login"
    • If the Current Account Status or eBill Amount Due shows a NEGATIVE DOLLAR AMOUNT, this will be your potential refund pending review.

*Refunds are initiated every Tuesday and Thursday and submitted to BankMobile the following business day for processing.  If you are expecting a refund, be sure to select your refund preference on www.refundeselection.com.   Once you have established a refund preference, any changes will need to be made directly with BankMobile.  You may contact them at 1-877-327-9515.  Visit the Business Office, email moneyconnect@tamuk.edu or call 361-593-2616 if you have any questions.

You can email, fax, or mail your documents to:

Email: financial.aid@tamuk.edu

Fax: 361-593-3026

Mail: Office of Student Financial Aid
         MSC 115
         700 University Blvd
         Kingsville, TX 78363

Location: Javelina Enrollment Services Center, Memorial Student Union Building 1st floor, Room 132.

Please include your Applicant ID on all forms submitted (K00123456).

Once all of your documents have been submitted, reviewed, and processed, the awarding process begins and soon thereafter, you will be notified via your TAMUK email of your financial aid offer(s).

Your social security card may be submitted to the Office of Admission via fax (361.593.5509), or you can scan and upload it to https://www.tamuk.edu/enrollment-management/admission/future-students/ftic-transfer/uploaddocs.html

At the time of registration for any semester or term, every student is required to accept the Texas A&M University–Kingsville (TAMUK) Financial Responsibility Agreement, If the agreement is declined, registration will not be allowed. 

For additional information, please visit https://www.tamuk.edu/finance/financial-services/business-services/student/financial-responsibility-agreement.html or call the Business Office at 361.593.2616.

For missing documents, our priority deadline for the fall term is July 1, 2020. However, the earlier we receive your documents, the sooner you will be awarded.

The federal government randomly selects about 30% of applicants for a review process called verification. This requires colleges and universities to verify or confirm the data reported by students and their parent(s) on the FAFSA. The verification process ensures that eligible students receive all the financial aid to which they are entitled.

Click here for more information about Verification

The main reasons you could be selected for verification include:

  • Random selection

  • The FAFSA you submitted was incomplete

  • Your FAFSA contains estimated information

  • Data you provided on the FAFSA is inconsistent

  • If you see an asterisk next to the expected family contribution (EFC) on your Student Aid Report (SAR), your FAFSA has been selected for verification.
  • Check your student email and student requirements on JNET. You may also receive a phone call notifying you about your missing documents for verification.

The Office of Financial Aid requires all students/parents to submit their tax returns from 2 years prior to the current year of aid if they filed taxes and did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when filling out the FAFSA. Example: If the aid year is 2020-2021, we will need your 2018 tax return(s).

Options for Obtaining tax returns:

  • IRS Website: Go to https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript and get your tax return online (Click link to view what information you need to request an online version of your tax transcript)
  • 4506T Form: Print, fill out the 4506T form, and mail or fax form to the IRS
In order to be reviewed for summer financial aid eligibility, a student must preregister for the summer term(s).

After all of your documents have been reviewed and processed, we can work to offer you financial aid.

Please visit the Financial Aid Forms page

You will need to submit the   Non Filers Tax Information - Online Form DocuSign  used for Non-Tax Filers with no SSN or ITIN, and you will need to submit proof of income earned along with this form. 

For additional information, please go to:  http://www.nasfaa.org/news-item/2378/Noncitizen_Verification_Without_SSN_and_Tax_Filing_Requirements

You will need to contact the financial aid office and ask for a non-filer form for Non-Tax Filers with no SSN or ITIN. You will need to submit proof of income earned along with the form.

Login to your JNET Account, then select Paying for College Tab > Requirements are on the right hand side.

No, student loans are merely an option for students. Students utilizing the federal loan program should accept a subsidized loan first over an unsubsidized loan. Students may also request the loan offer be reduced.

Click here for more information about Loans.

You can send an email to financial.aid@tamuk.edu and admissions@tamuk.edu stating that you will not be attending the university and request that we cancel your financial aid awards.

We understand that certain circumstances can affect your family’s income. The Special Circumstance Form is now available. This form is provided as a means to explain your current situation for further evaluation.

Parent will need to submit a Verification of Non-filing statement from the IRS. (This can be requested using the 4506T)

In order to provide better service and a more personalized experience, TAMUK has assigned students to designated financial aid advisors by the first letter of their last name.  Your friendly financial aid advisor is:


A-B

Saundra Silva

Phone: 361-593-5028

Fax: 361-593-3026

Email: Saundra.Silva@tamuk.edu

C-F

Sulema R. Martinez

Phone: 361-593-3030

Fax: 361-593-3026

Email: Sulema.Martinez@tamuk.edu

G-K

Keleen McClure

Phone: 361-593-3023

Fax: 361-593-3026

Email: Keleen.Mcclure@tamuk.edu

L-Q

Janice M. Garza

Phone: 361-593-2883

Fax: 361-593-3026

Email: Janice.Garza@tamuk.edu

R-Z

Carol L. Exum

Phone: 361-593-3982

Fax: 361-593-3026

Email: Carol.Exum@tamuk.ed

Student will need to submit a Verification of Non-filing statement from the IRS. (This can be requested using the 4506T form.) Student may be required to document how their expenses were covered with no income.

Dependent Students:

List below the people in your parent(s)’ household. You must include:

  • Yourself
  • Your parent(s) who you live with 51% of the time or whom you lived with last.
  • If the parent you live with is remarried, include step parent.
  • Your parent(s)’ other children if your parent(s) will provide more than half of their support
  • Include the name of the college for any household member; exclude listing your parent(s) college or dual enrolled individual

NOTE: Proof of financial support may be needed based on non-immediate individuals in household.

Independent Students:

List below the people in your household. You must include:

  • Yourself
  • Your spouse, if you are married
  • Your children, if any, if you will provide more than half of their support
  • Other people if they now live with you and you provide more than half of their support and will continue to provide more than half of their support through June 30, 2021.

NOTE: Proof of financial support may be needed based on non-immediate individuals in household.

TAMUK’s Financial Aid Priority Deadline is January 15th of every year; however,  now that the FAFSA and TASFA applications are available since October 1st of each year, we strongly recommend that you submit your FAFSA or TASFA in October or November of each year. Students who do not submit their FAFSA or TASFA by the January 15th Priority Deadline may still be eligible for financial aid and are still encouraged to submit it. 

Students can submit verification documents in-person, by mail, electronically, or via fax.

In-Person: Documents can be dropped off at the Javelina Enrollment Services Center located on the 1st floor of the Memorial Student Union Building Room #132, 1050 W Santa Gertrudis, Kingsville, TX 78363.

Mail: Financial Aid, 700 University Blvd, MSC 115, Kingsville, TX 78363

Electronically: Some in-house verification documents have been converted to DocuSign format so that students can complete, sign, and submit them electronically.  Other documents can be submitted using our Electronic Document Upload Form.  Scanning instructions for iOS and Android-enabled devices can be accessed by clicking here

Fax: 361-593-3026

*DEADLINES:     Fall Semester – November 1st                                     Spring Semester – April 1st                            Summer Term(s) – June 1st

To request the cancellation of financial aid award(s), you can either email your designated financial aid advisor from your university email or submit a Financial Aid Revision Request (FARR) Form. If emailing your cancellation request, please be sure to include your K# and use a descriptive subject line, such as: Cancel Loan(s), Cancel Pell Grant, Cancel All Financial Aid, etc.

You apply for TEXAS Grant by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). You will be notified by our office if additional documentation is needed. Funding is limited, so you need to submit your application by the January 15th priority deadline of each year. An early application does not guarantee a TEXAS Grant award, but it does improve your chances of getting it.  Please visit https://www.tamuk.edu/enrollment-management/finaid/students/types-of-financial-aid/grants.html for more information on Texas Grant.
As per federal regulations, the minimum enrollment requirement to qualify for a federal student loan, for any given semester, is 6 credit hours (applies to undergraduates and graduates).
You can request your loan(s) to be re-offered by submitting a Financial Aid Revision Request (FARR) Form and selecting the amount(s) that you wish to receive. If eligible, your loan(s) will be reinstated and you must take appropriate action by accepting or declining them. Please allow 5-7 business day for processing. Keep in mind that loans must be accepted and all requirements completed prior to the last class day of the semester.
The federal government awards you Federal Title IV Aid with the assumption that you will satisfactorily complete the courses which you are enrolled for. If you withdraw from all your courses, you are no longer considered a student, and the government expects you and the college to return some of the money that was received.  Please click here for more information on the Return of Title IV Funds Policy.
All students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to continue receiving financial aid. Review SAP Policy.
If a student fails to earn a passing grade in at least one class and received Title IV aid (for example Pell, Stafford Loan), TAMUK is required to perform a Return of Title IV calculation. The Return of Title IV calculation is based on the student's last day of attendance at an academically related activity, as documented by the school, as the withdrawal date. TAMUK requires faculty to report a "last date of attendance" for all students who are given a non-passing grade.  The "last date of attendance" may consist of the last date the student attended class or the last date the student submitted an academic assignment for the class.  Therefore, TAMUK will use the reported last date of attendance submitted by your professor(s), as the student's withdrawal date.  A student that attended past the 60% point in the semester will have earned 100% of the federal aid funds received. The student will be notified of the responsibility to repay unearned funds to the appropriate program and/or to TAMUK.
The Javelina Opportunity Award (JOA) will cover tuition and mandatory fees for eligible students by first applying federal and state aid, such as Pell Grant and TEXAS Grant, scholarships, and other gift aid.  Any remaining tuition and mandatory fees not covered by the aforementioned programs, will be covered by this award.  For more information about the JOA, please click here.

The Javelina Opportunity Award (JOA) will cover tuition and mandatory fees for eligible students by first applying federal and state aid, such as Pell Grant and TEXAS Grant, scholarships, and other gift aid.  Any remaining tuition and mandatory fees not covered by the aforementioned programs, will be covered by this award.  For more information about the JOA, please click here.

If a student has experienced unusual circumstances (illness, family illness, death of close family member or friend, change of major, etc.) during the most recent evaluation period, they may submit an appeal to be reviewed by the SAP Appeal’s Committee to potentially reinstate financial aid eligibility. There is a deadline in which a student can appeal and it will be published each semester and be provided on the appeal form and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) communication email notice.

  • To appeal, the student must complete the SAP Appeal Online Form and explain what happened or what caused them to not meet SAP and what has changed to ensure they meet SAP in future semesters. Students will need to upload a degree plan and register with iGrad and complete one financial literacy module of their choice. Student will upload a copy of their Certificate of Completion. The student must also submit supporting documentation of their unusual circumstances.
    • Examples of documentation can include: doctor’s notes, hospital discharge papers, police/accident reports, death certificates, obituaries, or other relevant, official documentation. Students should also submit proof of how many required credits needed for graduation. 
    • All appeals are reviewed by the SAP Appeal’s Committee and their decision is final. If the request is not granted, the student will remain ineligible for financial aid until they meet all standards.

No, it is not for COVID-19 related situations.  Students who have experienced a hardship or who have encountered an unforeseen circumstance impacting their ability to pay for college may be eligible for additional financial assistance (exceptional aid). The application can be found at:

https://www.tamuk.edu/enrollment-management/finaid/resources/financial-assistance-request.html

If the family’s income has been significantly reduced since filing the FAFSA you may qualify for a special circumstance.  Other situations can be considered such as a recent divorce, separation or death of a family member. The applications can be found at:

https://www.tamuk.edu/enrollment-management/finaid/resources/forms.html

Families who receive or received unemployment benefits as a result of COVID-19 may qualify for additional assistance. You may complete an Unemployment PJ for consideration. The applications can be found at:

https://www.tamuk.edu/enrollment-management/finaid/resources/forms.html