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Financial Resources

Federal Financial Aid Information

There are many resources available to help students finance a college education. One of the largest misconceptions about obtaining a university education is that it is simply too expensive for many to afford. Below, we have gathered some financial assistance resources and some links to Migrant –Specific Scholarships.


Federal Student Aid

This is the website where one completes The Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Once you have completed the application, you can check the status of your application, make corrections to a processed FAFSA and get other information.


Financial Resources for Undocumented Students

Texas Application for State Financial Aid – TASFA (college financial assistance for non-US citizens)
Your Guide to the TASFA

This website includes information and a brief video in both English and Spanish regarding who qualifies for state financial assistance to attend college and how to go about completing the TAFSA form.

For questions about the TAFSA, call the Texas Financial Aid Information Center, 1-888-311-8881.
MALDEF: (Mexican American Legal Defense Fund)
These scholarships do not require a social security number, legal residency, or citizenship in order to apply. Contact each scholarship provider for details about updated requirements and deadlines.

Estas becas no requieren ni seguro social, ni la residencia legal, ni la ciudadanía para que los estudiantes apliquen. Ponte en contacto con el proveedor de cada beca para investigar los requisitos y plazos vigentes.
College for Texans:
The “Paying for College” section of this website offers very helpful information on everything from the financial aid process to federal Tax Credits and Other Programs available to students and/or parents.

Migrant Specific Scholarships

The following is a list of scholarships designed specifically to assist migrant students as they pursue their higher education goals and aspirations.  Please read the descriptions carefully to see which apply to you.
Association of Migrant Educators of Texas:
The AMET Scholarship program is designed to assist high school migrant students who have a history of migration and have the potential and desire to obtain a college degree. Awards will be available in August, when student provides proof of enrollment or admittance to the college or trade school.

General Scholarship Information

Hispanic Scholarship Fund:
This link provides information to The Hispanic Scholarship Fund. The HSF is a general college scholarship designed to assist students of Hispanic Heritage obtain a college degree. Scholarships are available on a competitive basis.
LULAC National Educational Service Centers:
Since 1973, LULAC National Educational Service Centers (LNESC) has committed itself to providing high quality educational opportunities to the Hispanic community. Here you will find information on our educational programming, leadership training, and scholarships. Please look around our PROGRAMS and EVENTS sections to find opportunities in your area. Find the office nearest you under our CENTERS.

Financial Aid for Hispanic Students:
This website contains several resources for Hispanic students looking for financial assistance for college.