Electronic Financial Aid Processing Offered At TAMIU

A free service which will allow students to have their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) processed and transmitted electronically will be offered by Texas A&M International University during Fall Registration Wednesday, August 21 and Thursday, August 22.

The free service, "FAFSA Express," is available to students who have not submitted their FAFSA and will attend TAMIU or any other college or university in 1996-97.

Students may schedule an appointment to use FAFSA Express by calling the TAMIU Office of Financial Aid at 326-2225, or by visiting offices located in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library-Administration Building Room 155 West. Walk-ins will be accepted only as scheduling permits.

The FAFSA Express process automatically edits applicant data before transmitting, resulting in better data and fewer application rejections by the Central Processor. The FAFSA Express process also reduces the four to six week waiting period by about two weeks.

In order to use the FAFSA Express, a student must provide a copy of their completed Federal Student Aid application or provide all the information required for completing the Federal Student Aid application. Federal Student Aid applications are available at the TAMIU Office of Financial Aid.

Students who do not complete their FAFSA applications prior to using the FAFSA Express should also bring their 1995 tax returns or their parents' tax returns with them since the information on the returns is required for processing.

For more information on the free FAFSA Express service available at TAMIU August 21-22, call the University's Office of Financial Aid at 326- 2225 or visit offices in Killam Library-Administration Building Room 155 West.

Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Friday and 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.

Additional information on the University may also be secured by email at enroll@tamiu.edu or by visiting TAMIU's Home Page, http://www.tamiu.edu.