Senate Bill 1528

The Office of Student Financial Services is committed to helping all our students attain their educational goals by providing quality assistance in addressing their financial needs. As specified by Senate Bill 1528, state law permits students that are neither US citizens nor permanent residents to be classified as Texas residents for admissions and financial aid purposes, thus making them eligible for state aid. Please take advantage of the resources provided below as a guide to a successful financial aid experience.

Eligibility Requirements

Students who fall under Senate Bill 1528 are declaring themselves residents of the State of Texas, therefore making them eligible for State Aid. Here are the requirements that must be satisfied:

  • Must have lived in Texas at least 3 years before receiving their High School (in Texas) diploma or GED
  • Must have lived in Texas at least 3 years before enrolling in a public college/university (in Texas)
  • Must fill out an affidavit with the Office of Admissions & Records declaring that he/she will apply for residency as soon as able to do so

How To Apply

Keep in mind that State Grants are limited. To maximize your chances of receiving state funds, please be sure to complete all necessary steps to complete your financial aid file as soon as possible. 

What you Need to Apply

Here is a checklist of documents you will need to submit to the STC Office of Student Financial Services:

  • Texas Application for State Financial Air (TASFA)
  • Tax Documents
    • Tax Filers must submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript
    • Non-tax filers must submit a Notarized Income Statement
  • Worksheet 1: Confirmation of Eligibility
  • Selective Service Registration Card (males only)

After Applying

Be sure to complete the process:

  • Check the status of your financial aid application with the Office of Student Financial Services
  • Enroll in at least 9 credit hours (TEXAS Grant renewal students only) or 6 credit hours (TEOG)
  • Submit your affidavit with the STC Office of Admissions & Records
  • Ensure that the Office of Admissions & Records has received your official High School transcript

Deadlines

Since funding is limited, not all applicants who apply will be awarded State Grants. We encourage all students who fall under Senate Bill 1528 to apply and complete their financial aid paperwork as soon as possible in order to maximize their chances of receiving an award.

Our Recommended Priority Date is:

  • May 31st for Fall semester

Please see the Forms below to start completing your paperwork.


Senate Bill 1528 Forms

Checklist for completing your Financial Aid Packet

  • Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)
  • Tax Documents
    • Tax Filers must submit an IRS Tax Return Transcript
    • Non-tax filers must submit a Notarized Income Statement
  • Worksheet 1: Confirmation of Eligibility
  • Selective Service Registration Card (males only)

Complete the process! Submit the following documents:

  • Admissions Affidavit: This notarized statement can be obtained from and must be submitted to Office of Admissions and Records.
  • High School Transcript: Once you have graduated from high school, be sure that the Office of Admissions and Records has received a copy of your final official high school transcript.

Students are encouraged to submit all necessary documentation for the Fall semester before May 31st due to limited funding.

FORMS
Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)
Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Spanish Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)
Income Information for Parent Non-Tax Filers (English)
This form must be completed if you are a dependent student and a tax return was not filed by your parents.
Income Information for Parent Non-Tax Filers (Spanish)
This form must be completed if you are a dependent student and a tax return was not filed by your parents.
Income Information for Student Non-Tax Filers
This form is to be completed if a tax return was not filed by you, your parents (if dependent), and/or your spouse (if married).
Selective Service
To be completed by male students only. Once registration is confirmed by Selective Service, please provide the Office of Student Financial Services with a copy of your registration card.
TASFA Income Tax Return Addendum
This form must be completed if you, your parents (if dependent), and/or your spouse (if married) filed an Income Tax Return.
Worksheet 1: Confirmation of Eligibility
Beginning with the 2010-2011 academic year, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board will require institutions to collect a statement from each TEXAS Grant or TEOG recipient prior to the disbursement of funds.