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Financial Aid Process

You will need to complete a (FAFSA) for each academic year. To complete an online FAFSA, please visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/.

  • If you are seeking financial aid for the upcoming fall 2018, spring 2019, or summer 2019 semesters, you will need to complete a 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal student Aid (FAFSA). If you are seeking financial aid for the Fall 2019, Spring 2020 and Summer 2020 semesters, you will need to complete a 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Be sure to list Texas A&M University-Central Texas by entering the six-digit federal school code 042295. The institution's name will appear as Texas A&M University-Central Texas Killeen, Texas

  • Before submitting your FAFSA, make sure it is complete, accurate, and includes all necessary signatures.

Eligibility to Apply

In order to be considered for financial aid, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an undergraduate degree-seeking program or qualified certificate program.
  • Be enrolled at least half-time.*
  • Make satisfactory academic progress.
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan.
  • Not owe a refund on any federal financial aid grant.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Be registered with Selective Service (if required).

*Financial aid is awarded to you on the assumption that you will be enrolled full time for the academic year. If you will not be enrolling as a full-time student, adjustments will need to be made to your awards and cost of attendance prior to disbursement.

If you do not plan to enroll as a full-time student during the academic year, please complete the Enrollment Change Form and submit to our office prior to the disbursement of your aid. If you are not enrolled at least full-time on the census date for the semester (e.g., 12th day of classes for fall and spring), but did not indicate as such via the Enrollment Change Form, your financial aid cost of attendance will be reduced and prorated based on your actual enrollment. Such a reduction may result in your becoming ineligible for financial aid that you have already received. As a result, you will be required, as set forth by federal regulations, to repay the aid for which you are no longer eligible.

Your enrollment status is based only on the hours for which you are actually enrolled. Federal rules do not permit us to adjust enrollment based on internships, student teaching or recommendations from the Office of Disability Services.

Also, a student may only receive financial aid for a previously passed course one time. If you are enrolled in such hours on the census day (e.g., 12th day of classes during the fall or spring semester), your aid-eligible enrollment will be reduced, accordingly. Thus, you may be required to repay any aid that you received for such courses.

After You Apply

Five to 10 days after you submit your FAFSA, you'll receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA processor. Read and follow the instructions on the SAR and submit any needed corrections as directed. In most cases we will receive your FAFSA within approximately 7 – 10 days after you have submitted the FAFSA. We may request additional information from you if needed. We will review your application over the next three or four weeks. To determine your eligibility for need-based aid, we take into consideration the cost of attendance (COA) and your expected family contribution (EFC) as determined by the federal government from the information you provided on the FAFSA.

To see if we have requested documentation, log-in to WarriorWeb. Once the requested documents are received by our office, or if no additional documents were originally requested, you will be offered financial aid, as long as you meet Satisfactory Academic Progress. You will receive notification of your financial aid offer through your student email account. The email will direct you to WarriorWeb. From there, you can view as well as accept your awards.

The types of aid offered to you are based on your and your family's financial resources, as well as the availability of funds. When awarding financial aid, we are required to take into consideration both your cost of attendance and estimated family contribution (EFC). To access specific information regarding your financial aid file, please Log-in to WarriorWeb and navigate to the "Finances" tab.

To View Additional Information Needed to Complete Your File (if any)

  1. Under the Financial Aid Requirements select the appropriate aid year.
  2. View unsatisfied requirements-information and/or documentation needed in order to allow us to move forward with the processing of your financial aid.

To View Your Current Financial Aid Status

  1. Click Financial Aid Status under Financial Aid Requirements
  2. Select the appropriate Aid Year

To View Award Information and Accept / Decline Your Awards

  1. Click on Review Terms and Conditions
  2. Once you have reviewed the Terms and Conditions, select the Accept Award Offer tab to accept your awards.

Verification

To find out if you were selected verification after completing your FAFSA, wait 5 days and then log-in to WarriorWeb to view your Financial Aid Status.

If you have unsatisfied student requirements—please read carefully. If you are selected for verification, you will need to submit any outstanding verification documents online at tamuct.verifymyfafsa.com

Dependent Student Verification Checklist

  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on the FAFSA in lieu of submitting tax transcripts for the student and parent(s) by going to www.fafsa.gov, clicking Start Here, login, and start a correction. Once in the FAFSA, navigate to the "Finances" tab, where the option to use the tool displays for eligible students and parents.
  • The Dependent Verification Worksheet  can be completed online at tamuct.verifymyfafsa.com       

OR, if unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, please:

  • Upload a copy of the student tax return transcript and a copy of the parent tax return transcript at tamuct.verifymyfafsa.com
  • The Dependent Verification Worksheet can be completed online at tamuct.verifymyfafsa.com

Independent Student Verification Checklist

  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) on the FAFSA in lieu of submitting tax transcripts for the student (and spouse) by going to www.fafsa.gov , clicking Start Here, logging in, and starting a correction. Once in the FAFSA, navigate to the "Finances" section, where the option to use the tool displays for eligible students.
  • The Independent Verification Worksheet can be completed online at tamuct.verifymyfafsa.com.

OR, if unable to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool, please:

  • Submit a copy of the student (and spouse) tax return transcript
  • The Independent Verification Worksheet can be completed online at tamuct.verifymyfafsa.com

How to Receive Your Aid

Financial Aid Disbursement

To receive your financial aid, you must meet all eligibility requirements and complete all the requirements. If these requirements are met and your aid is ready for disbursement, it will be disbursed to your student bill account with the Business Office no earlier than ten calendar days prior to the start of classes. Any aid available after that point will be disbursed to your student bill account within 48 hours of it being ready for disbursement. Please note some scholarships and financial aid for students with consortium agreements with Host institutions may not be disbursed until the Consortium Agreement is successful completed. After your completed consortium agreement has been submitted, any aid available will be disbursed to your student bill account within 48 – 72 hours of it being ready for disbursement.

Completing Registration Payment

Your available financial aid, scholarship(s) and other resources (e.g., military tuition assistance programs, employer based programs, etc.) for that semester will be disbursed automatically to your student bill account with the Business Office. Your aid must be disbursed and applied to your account by the payment due date to avoid cancellation of your classes.

If the available financial aid, scholarship(s) or other assistance is not sufficient to cover 100% of your tuition and fee charges by the payment due date, you must pay the total remaining balance due or enroll in a payment plan (3 installment payments of 50%, 25%, and 25%) to avoid cancellation of your classes. For questions about completing your registration payment, please contact the Business Office.

Please Note: If you enroll in a payment plan and your available financial aid, scholarship(s), or other resources are not sufficient to cover the 1st installment payment, you will be required to meet the 1st installment payment by the payment due date. If you are unable to pay their first installment payment at Texas A&M University—Central Texas, you may apply for a Short-Term Loan (other eligibility criteria apply).

Refunds

Financial aid funds are credited directly to the student's bill account with the Business Office. For questions about any refunds, please contact the Business Office.

Students may seek assistance from our office if they have any issues in regard to refunds not being available for the purchase of books.