Steps to Financial Aid

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  1. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid each year you need financial aid. You will need to complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using completed 2017 tax information to apply for Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020. You will need to complete the 2018-2019 FAFSA for Fall 2018, Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 using completed 2016 tax information. Using estimated taxes will slow your financial aid processing down considerably. This 6 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
  2. List Sul Ross State University's School Code 003625 on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  3. 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.
  4. Read and respond promptly to any information received from the Center for Enrollment Services.
  5. Request loan funds be sent to Sul Ross State University by electronic funds transfer.
  6. Complete Loan Counseling/Debt Management by Internet if applying for a student loan.
  7. Enroll in at least six hours each semester for which you apply for financial aid and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  8. Consult the Financial Aid Office if you are planning to drop below full-time.
  9. Keep your mailing address up to date with the Center for Enrollment Services.