Students should apply for financial aid on or after January 1 of the year they plan to attend college.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Steps to Apply for Financial Aid
Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid each year you need financial aid. Click here for the information you will need to gather to complete your FAFSA application.
For Fall 2021, Spring 2022 and Summer 2022 you will need to complete the 2021-2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using completed 2019 tax information.
The 2022-2023 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that covers Fall 2022, Spring 2023 and Summer 2023 opens up on October 1st, 2021. The 2022-2023 FAFSA needs will ask completed tax information from the 2020 tax year. Estimated taxes numbers can be used however keep in mind that it will slow your financial aid processing down considerably.
This 3 minute video contains helpful information for parents of FAFSA applicants. It helps parents navigate the FAFSA process: from logging in, to filling out and to signing their child’s FAFSA using their FSA ID.
List Sul Ross State University’s School Code 003625 on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Submit all required financial aid forms and requested information to the SRSU Center for Enrollment Services as soon as possible. No federal or state need-based aid can be awarded until all documents are received.
Read and respond promptly to any information received from the Center for Enrollment Services.
Request loan funds be sent to Sul Ross State University by electronic funds transfer.
Complete Loan Counseling/Debt Management by Internet if applying for a student loan.
Enroll in at least six hours each semester for which you apply for financial aid and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
Consult the Financial Aid Office if you are planning to drop below full-time.
Keep your mailing address up to date with the Center for Enrollment Services.
Financial Aid Review and Award
After the electronic data is received and the applicant completes admission requirements to the university, the Financial Aid 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 availability of aid funds.
An award letter, detailing how much and what type of aid is offered, will be sent as soon as your financial aid is packaged. The amount of financial aid 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 aid 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 aid may seem time consuming and complicated. The Center for Enrollment Services encourages students to seek assistance in this process if needed and staff are trained to answer many questions about the process. In addition, every student has an assigned Financial Aid Specialist to discuss financial aid issues. Contact the Center for Enrollment Services either via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (432) 837-8050 to schedule an appointment with a Financial Aid Specialist.