Latest Updates on FAFSA/TASFA

For the upcoming 2024-2025 year, the Department of Education (ED) has overhauled federal student aid, including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. This impacts all universities and colleges. We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available. As STC navigates these nationwide changes, the college remains committed to offering high-quality, affordable education to our students.

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Office Locations

In-Person Services:

  • Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
  • Closed Fridays; see Summer Hours below

We can help with your FAFSA/TASFA Applications

Summer Hours

STC offices will be closed Fridays, starting May 13 through July 31, but Student Financial Services will stay open on the following Fridays to help students with their financial aid applications.

  • Pecan Campus: Fridays, May 17, 24 and 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Mid-Valley & Starr County Campuses: Friday, May 31, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Updated as of 4/2/24: Below is a summary of key dates and deadlines. STC is closely following the updates provided by the US Department of Education (ED). As we learn more information, we’ll update dates accordingly.

Key Date December 29, 2023 FAFSA Application Opens TASFA Application Opens
Deadline April 15 Texas Aid Priority Deadline
Key Date Early May STC will start receiving Financial Aid Applications
Key Date June Students will receive financial aid award offers

Federal Student Aid Resources

STC’s school code is 031034

2024-25 FAFSA Corrections are Now Available
Most of the questions on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form want to know your situation as of the day you sign the application. However, there are some instances in which you’ll want to (or be required to) change the information you reported.

How To Correct or Update Your FAFSA Form

2024-25 FAFSA Pro Tips
Federal Student Aid has published pro tips to help you and your family successfully complete the 2024-25 FAFSA.

Pro Tips for the 2024–25 FAFSA

2024-25 FAFSA Open Issues
If you are experiencing issues completing the FAFSA, the Federal Student Aid has published known issues regarding the 2024-25 FAFSA, along with workaround solutions. This is a great resource to look through. You can also contact STC Student Financial Services; however, issues with the FAFSA cannot be resolved by STC.

View 2024–25 FAFSA Open Issues

2024-25 FAFSA FAQs
Federal Student Aid has put together a video playlist to find answers to common questions to help you get ready for the 2024–25 FAFSA form.

FAFSA FAQs YouTube Playlist

Texas Student Aid

2024-25 TASFA Paper Application
Students classified as Texas residents who are not eligible for federal aid are encouraged to complete the TASFA. The online TASFA for 2024-25 is currently not available. To ensure students maximize state financial aid funding, students must complete the paper TASFA.

2024-25 TASFA - English 2024-25 TASFA - Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

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