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Follow these steps and you will be on your way to securing your education at TAMIU:

1. Create Your FSA ID

An FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid’s online systems and can serve as your legal signature. You can create your FSA ID online at fsaid.ed.gov.

2. Complete Your FAFSA

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine eligibility for federal, state, and university-sponsored financial aid, including grants, educational loans, and work-study programs. You can complete and submit your FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov.

3. Check Your FAFSA

Once you submit your FAFSA. Log into fafsa.ed.gov to ensure that your application has been processed successfully. If your FAFSA was not processed successfully, you may have to Make FAFSA Corrections.

4. Complete Financial Aid Documentation

Check back with us to see if you need to submit other information.

5. Receive Your Award Letter

After you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a financial aid award letter from Texas A&M International University detailing your financial aid package and what your cost will be to attend the university.

The cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the typical student to attend Texas A&M International University. Your COA includes tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. Standard COA is prepared each year to determine a student's financial need. These are constructed to estimate expenses for periods of enrollment for the Fall and Spring semesters as well as the Summer terms.

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Cost of Attendance Proration

Financial Aid defines enrollment statuses for fall/spring award periods as follows:

Undergraduate Students
Full-Time         12 or More Credit Hours
Three-Quarter Time 9 to 11 Credit Hours
Half-Time 6 to 8 Credit Hours
Less Than Half-Time 1 to 5 Credit Hours
Graduate Students
Full-Time         9 or More Credit Hours
Half-Time 6 to 8 Credit Hours
Less Than Half-Time 1 to 5 Credit Hours

Estimate Annual Cost of Attendance for Undergraduate Students

2016 - 2017 | Undergraduate Fall & Spring
    Resident On-Campus*     Resident at Home w/Parents*     Non-Resident On-Campus*
Tuition & Fees
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Transportation
Personal Expenses
Total

*Amounts are based on 15 credit hours per semester for two long-semesters at Texas A&M International University. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees at Texas A&M International University is available from the Business Office. Federal, state, private and institutional aid cannot exceed this cost.

Estimated Annual Cost of Attendance for Graduate Students

*Amounts are based on 6 credit hours per semester for two long-semesters at Texas A&M International University. Detailed information regarding tuition and fees at Texas A&M International University is available from the Business Office. Federal, state, private and institutional aid cannot exceed this cost.

The Fixed Tuition and Fee Plan is available to all TAMIU Texas resident, undergraduate students. The Plan means you will lock in your tuition and fees for four years (for most majors), for a total of 12 consecutive semesters. The Plan is approved and endorsed by The Texas A&M University System Regents, and helps students and their families by guaranteeing that all tuition and mandatory fees are locked in for the course of their enrollment and timely completion of their undergraduate degree.

For more information or if you have any questions or to view the fees, please visit the Office of the Comptroller.

Office of the Comptroller
Phone: (956) 326-2378 | Fax: (956) 326-2159
Email: BusinessOffice@tamiu.edu
5201 University Blvd. KL 162 Laredo, Texas 78041-1900

Grants are federal, state or institutional funds which are considered "free money", meaning they do not have to be paid back. Grants are usually need based and are conditional based on enrollment, GPA and other factors determined by the grant program. It is important to apply early to be considered for state or institutional grants as funding is limited. Unlike Pell Grants, schools receive a set amount of funds each year for these programs.

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are usually awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree.

How much can I get?

The amount you qualify for will depend on your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), your enrollment status and whether you attend school for a full academic year.

Maximum Duration of Eligibility - limits the time students can receive Pell Grants to up to 12 semesters or six years.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is awarded to Pell eligible, undergraduate students who have not received a Bachelor's degree and demonstrate exceptional financial need - those with the lowest EFC as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Priority is given to students who meet the priority deadline (March 15th) and enroll full-time. FSEOG may be awarded to students who apply late or enroll less than full-time based on funding.

The amount of FSEOG you receive depends on your financial need, the amount of other aid received and the availability of funds. Each school participating in the program receives a set amount of FSEOG funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education. When all funds have been exhausted, no more FSEOG awards can be made for the year. It is important to apply early to be considered for FSEOG funds.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH)

The TEACH Grant program awards eligible students who plan to teach and complete the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve up to $4,000 per year (pro-rated for less than full-time). The maximum allowed for a baccalaureate or post-baccalaureate certification program is $16,000 and a graduate program has an $8,000 maximum limit.

Students must:

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate with Junior or Senior standing or graduate student in a TEACH-Grant eligible program.
  • Complete TEACH Grant counseling.
  • Sign the TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve for each award period with the U.S. Department of Education

Recipients will be required to teach in a Title I school AND a high need field for four out of the eight years immediately following the completion of study or upon ceasing enrollment. Partial credit cannot be earned for serving part of the required four years. Four years of service are required regardless of how many years or the amount of TEACH Grants received. If you do not fulfill the teaching service obligation, your TEACH Grant(s) will be converted into Unsubsidized Direct Loans that must be paid back with interest accrued from the original award date. Once a TEACH Grant has been converted to a Direct Loan it cannot be changed back.

Toward Excellence, Access, and Success Grant (TEXAS)

The purpose of the TEXAS Grant is to provide eligible, well-prepared high school graduates money for tuition and fees which will enable them to attend an institution of higher education.

To be considered, a student must be a Texas resident and a graduate of an accredited Texas High School (or received an Associate Degree from a public Texas college) and completed the Recommended High School Program or Distinguished Achievement Program in high school. Students must enroll in a non-profit public college or university within 16 months of graduation (within 12 months of receiving an associate's degree) and have accumulated no more than 30 credit hours, excluding those earned for concurrent courses or awarded by examination. Students must file a FAFSA or TASFA, have an EFC of 5,088 or less and demonstrate financial need. Male students must register for the Selective Service. Students must enroll for at least 9 hours in an undergraduate, degree-seeking program. Students who have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving a controlled substance or have received a bachelor's degree are not eligible for Texas Grant.

Resident Assistance Grant (TRESU, TRESG)

The Resident Assistant Grant is an institutional grant made available through state funding. The Resident Assistance Grant is awarded to Texas residents who demonstrate financial need. Priority is given to students who meet the priority deadline (March 15th) and enroll full-time. Grants may be awarded to students who apply late or enroll less then full-time based on funding. The University receives a certain amount of funds from the state each year and cannot offer awards once all funds have been exhausted.

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

The Texas Public Education Grant is an institutional grant made available through state funding. TPEG is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. Priority is given to students who meet the priority deadline (March 15th) and enroll full-time. Grants may be awarded to students who apply late or enroll less than full-time based on funding. The University receives a certain amount of funds from the state each year and cannot offer awards once all funds have been exhausted.

TAMIU makes available competitive scholarships to qualified freshmen, transfer, and continuing students. To be eligible, students must meet all entrance requirements and be accepted for admission at TAMIU. Undergraduate students must be enrolled for at least 12 hours per long semester.

Automatic Freshman Student Merit Scholarships

Our freshman scholarships are honorary, four-year, merit-based scholarships awarded to high academic achievers. These scholarships are automatically awarded to qualified students upon meeting the following scholarship criteria.

To be eligible, students must be first-time freshmen, be admitted to TAMIU by December 1 and earn the SAT or ACT scores outlined below while meeting the high school percentage rank requirement.

Scholarship Tiers Award* SAT** ACT Rank
Presidential Award         $32,000         1360+         or         29+         and         Top 25%
Achievement Award $28,000 1270+ or 26+ and Top 25%
Pride Award $20,000 1170+ or 24+ and Top 25%
Discovery Award $16,000 1080+ or 22+ and Top 10%

*Four-year award.
**Redesigned SAT scores.

Automatic Transfer Student Merit Scholarships

Our transfer student scholarships are honorary, merit-based scholarships awarded to students transferring to TAMIU in the Fall or Spring. These scholarships are automatically awarded to qualified students upon meeting the following scholarship criteria.

To be eligible, students must meet the following scholarship criteria.

Presidential Transfer Scholarship ($6,000)***

  • Transfer with 45+ credit hours†
  • Transfer with a 3.75+ GPA

Achievement Transfer Scholarship ($4,000)***

  • Transfer with 45+ credit hours†
  • Transfer with a 3.50+ GPA

***Total amount awarded within a period of four consecutive long semesters.
†All 45 credit hours must be applicable towards degree.

Notice: Students with 90+ semester credit hours are not eligible for the Automatic Transfer Student Merit Scholarships.

Student Loans, unlike grants, scholarships and work-study, are borrowed funds that must be paid back, with interest. Loans are legal obligations, so before borrowing each year, consider the amount you will have to repay.

Texas A&M International University offers the following loan programs:

Subsidized Loans

  • Available to students who demonstrate financial need.
  • The U.S. Department of Education pays the interest:
    • While enrolled in school for at least half-time (six hours).
    • During a period of deferment (a postponement of loan payments).
  • The amount of the subsidized loan cannot exceed your financial need.

Unsubsidized Loans

  • Does not require students to demonstrate financial need.
  • The U.S. Department of Education does not pay interest on unsubsidized loans.
  • You are responsible for paying the interest that accrues on the loan from the time the loan is disbursed until it is paid in full.
  • You can pay the interest while you are in school or during a period of deferment or forbearance.
  • You may allow the interest to accrue and have the interest added to the principle amount of your loan which is known as capitalization.

Depending on your financial need, you may receive both subsidized and unsubsidized loans for the same enrollment period, but the total amount of these loans may not exceed the annual loan limit.


Contact the Office of Recruitment and School Relations
956.326.2270 | enroll@tamiu.edu
Senator Judith Zaffirini Student Success Center, Suite 130
5201 University Boulevard, Laredo, Texas 78041