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A student should apply on or after January 1, of the year if they plan to attend college. To apply for financial aid at Sul Ross State University-Rio Grande College, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) electronically. There is no charge for processing the FAFSA.  It is free.  

FAFSA on the Web is a free U.S. Department of Education web site where you can complete a FAFSA online and submit it via the Internet.  The Internet address is

After your electronic data is received and you have completed admission requirements to the university, the Financial Assistance Office will:

  • Review the data for completion and data integrity
  • Request additional documents and/or missing information if necessary
  • Evaluate and verify reasonable academic progress
  • Determine your Cost of Attendance (COA) budget
  • Make an award package based on your academic and financial eligibility and the availabilty of aid funds.

Your award letter, detailing how much and what type of aid you are offered, will be sent to you as soon as your financial aid is packaged.

Note:  The amount of financial assistance a student receives is determined by the college or university in which he or she is enrolled.  Therefore, a student who changes his or her college or university must apply at the new college or university to have his or her eligibility for financial assistance determined.  Students cannot receive assistance from Sul Ross to attend another school.  In addition, a student who is co-enrolled cannot receive aid at both institutions.

Applying for and receiving financial assistance may seem time consuming and complicated.  We encourage students to seek our assistance in this process, if needed.  Our staff is trained to answer many of the questions you may have.  Contact our department either via email or phone us in Eagle Pass at (830) 758-5021 or in Uvalde (830) 279-3008.