It is the mission of the Office of Financial Aid to eliminate or diminish financial barriers to students seeking an education at Sul Ross State University, and to inform prospective students, parents and enrolled students of financial aid resources and requirements.

In order to achieve this goal, the financial aid team is committed to nurturing a customer service environment which benefits students, parents, the university community, and the public in a positive manner. The team develops and maintains mutual respect and credibility by being honest, accurate and compassionate. Inherent in this process is effective communication, knowledge, training, problem solving, flexibility, promptness and timeliness.

All SRSU Financial Aid staff are members of Texas Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (TASFAA). All financial aid staff follow Federal and State rules and regulations for awarding of aid to students.

Staff members attend TASFAA’s New Aid Officer Workshops and also yearly training events to remain current on new or revised regulations.

SRSU Financial Aid staff are available to advise all students of funding opportunities available in an effort to reduce potential student debt incurred from borrowing.

FAFSA Simplification Act Overview

In 2020, Congress passed the FAFSA Simplification Act, which significantly changes the FAFSA application process, federal aid eligibility determination, terminology, and procedures for schools participating in federal student aid programs.

2024-2025 FAFSA Availability

We are thrilled to announce that significant changes and improvements are on the horizon for the 2024–25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The redesigned and streamlined FAFSA will change the application process, making it more user-friendly and efficient for students.

Anticipated Release Date: December 31, 2023

Traditionally available from October 1st of each year, the 2024–25 FAFSA release will be slightly delayed due to extensive modifications to our application and processing systems. We understand this might prompt questions, and our dedicated financial aid office is here to support students and families in navigating the upcoming changes.

For immediate assistance or any concerns, please get in touch with our financial aid office at We appreciate your understanding as we work carefully to enhance the application process for the benefit of our students.

Stay tuned for forthcoming updates on the 2024–25 FAFSA availability and be part of the exciting improvements that will improve the financial aid application experience!

For more information, visit:

  • Lawrence Hall 100
  • Box C-2
  • Alpine, Texas 79832
  • (432) 837-8050
  • (432) 837-8411
  • 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Monday-Friday

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