Financial aid can include scholarships, grants, work study and loans. When you apply for financial aid, you are automatically considered for grants and loans so you do not need to apply for them separately. You may also apply for scholarships in addition to your financial aid or for only scholarships. To make sure you receive the most aid possible, students are encouraged to file a FAFSA and complete the TWU Scholarship Application each year.
Financial Aid Checklist
Step 1: Apply for Financial Aid
- Determine your eligibility to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Create an FSA ID (Federal Student Aid ID), if needed. The FSA ID will serve as an electronic signature on your FAFSA.
- Complete the FAFSA (Texas Woman's University Federal School Code is 003646.)
- 2023-2024 FAFSA available now.
- 2023-2024 FAFSA will be used to determine financial aid eligibility for Summer 2023, Fall 2023 and Spring 2024.
- 2023-2024 FAFSA has a priority deadline of January 15, 2023.
- Students and parents will need to use tax information from 2021 to complete the application.
- Undocumented students should complete a Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TAFSA). Application availability and priority deadlines mimic the FAFSA.
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Step 3: Accept or Reject Your Financial Aid Awards
Once your FAFSA has been received and all requirements have been met, watch for your official financial aid notification. Financial Aid awards are based on your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), grade level, enrollment status and other factors.
- Access your financial aid awards through the TWU Pioneer Portal.
- Access information about viewing your award letter.
- Accept or reject each financial aid award offered to you.
- Review and sign your Financial Aid Award Letter.
Note: During the fall and spring semesters, financial aid will usually disburse to student accounts on the first day of class.
Step 4: Meet and Maintain Eligibility Requirements
- File a FAFSA and complete the TWU Scholarship application each year.
- Monitor important dates and deadlines.
- Check your Federal Direct Loan borrowing and Federal Pell Grant usage on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
- Read and understand how Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements impact your financial aid eligibility.
Page last updated 12:26 PM, June 28, 2023