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Texas A&M University provides comprehensive financial aid packages to its incoming and continuing students. In order to be considered for all potential financial aid packages, students must submit FAFSA  and scholarship application. Depending upon what type of student you are, you may have different requirements on what you will need to fill out. Incoming freshman and transfer students wishing to be considered for financial or academic scholarship opportunities must fill out the Coalition for College Application or the Apply Texas Application. Continuing students must fill out this application to be considered for additional scholarships. Students wishing to apply for scholarships to study abroad can fill out this application for scholarship consideration. Another scholarship award that students can use to help pay for their Texas A&M University education is the Foundation Excellence Award (FEA).  Application and eligibility requirements vary, along with award amount, depending upon many factors. More information on consideration and applying for the FEA can be found here. Veteran scholarships are also available to those who are eligible.

Financial aid packages based on need are provided in the form of grants, loans, federal work-study opportunities, and a large array of scholarship opportunities (based upon both merit and financial need). There are additional outside scholarships opportunities, scholarships based upon college and/or major, regional scholarship opportunities, and non-resident tuition waiver scholarship opportunities. Students can visit the Scholarship Application Tips for more information on navigating scholarship opportunities. Short-term emergency tuition and fee loans are available to eligible students. Students may also seek private scholarships or find non-work study jobs to help pay for their Texas A&M University education. Veterans and international students can find financing opportunities as well.

The Aggie Assurance Program is another helpful way to pay for school. It is a program in place to help Texas resident low and middle-income students to afford their education costs by assuring that it will provide enough financial aid to cover tuition.

The Financial Aid page at Texas A&M University College Station provides links to many helpful tools and resources. New students can link to the new student information page or learn How To Stay On Target as they plan their move up from freshman year. Students and families can access the tuition calculator, net price calculator, the student consumer information page and the loan repayment resource page. Additionally, on this page students can find financial aid-related events, financial aid news articles, and students can find answers to financial aid related questions using a search bar with a comprehensive list of questions and answer.

The Texas A&M University provides a link to a financial literacy program called  the Money Education Center through the School of Law at Texas A&M University College Station. Topics of education and workshops include  Money Management, Eating on a Budget, Credit Cards & Credit Scores, Identity Theft, Student Loan Repayment, Buying a Car, Love & Money, Buying a Home, Saving & Investing, and Graduation Topics. The  Money Education Center also provides one-on-one advising sessions, links to local resources, helpful articles, and ongoing workshops. Students can also train to become a peer advisor.

Through the Texas A&M University Agrilife Extension Program, students can access the Financial Management Program. This program offers a Welcome to the Real World! (WTTRW) Program which provides students with the opportunity to practice real life money skills. Additionally, through this same Agrilife Extension school students can register for the Dollars and $ense Newsletter as well as explore its page. Topics to explore include being organized financially, assessing credit and paying off debt.

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