Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)

The first step in the financial aid process is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as this is necessary for applying for the Federal Pell Grant, Willian D. Ford Federal Stafford and PLUS loans and, Federal Work Study. We’ve listed some links below to make the process easier for you.

STEP 1:

Create a SFA User ID at fsaid.ed.gov if you have not already done so, as you will have an option to sign the FAFSA electronically for expedited processing.  (At least one parent will also have to sign if you are a dependent student).

The THSU School code: 031795-00

STEP 2:

File Your FAFSA Online @ fafsa.ed.gov. Make sure to list the Texas Health and Science University Federal School Code (031795-00). Once complete, please print the confirmation number in case any problems arise with processing the application.

THSU should receive the results of your application within two to three business days after it has been processed. If you do not receive a response from the U.S. Department of Education within two weeks of submitting your FAFSA, you should contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center for assistance.  THSU cannot move forward without the FAFSA being completed.

STEP 3:

Once THSU receives your FAFSA results, and no corrections are needed, you will need to sign the Authorization Statement authorizing THSU to deduct tuition, fees, and other charges from your Title IV financial aid.

STEP 4:

Review your award letter which details the types and amounts of financial aid you are eligible to receive.  If your award letter has loans listed, you will be required to complete entrance loan counseling and the master promissory note (MPN).

Click on the link below to complete the requirements.  Your financial aid file is not complete until you have completed the requirements.

  • Online Entrance Counseling: http://studentloans.gov
    • THSU will receive electronic confirmation once completed.
    • Print a copy of the confirmation for your records (and as a back-up should we not receive the confirmation).
    • We will not request loan funds until the entrance counseling is confirmed.
  • Online Master Promissory Note (MPN): studentloans.gov
    • THSU will receive electronic confirmation once completed.
    • Print a copy of the confirmation for your records (and as a back-up should we not receive the confirmation).
    • We will not request loan funds until the entrance counseling is confirmed.

We welcome current and prospective students to the office of financial aid services at Texas Health and Science University (THSU). Our mission is to help students find federal and institutional financial aid they need in order to facilitate their learning experience at THSU.

THSU is approved to participate in the Federal Title IV programs available through the United States Department of Education, which include:  William D. Ford Federal Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loans, William D. Ford Federal PLUS Loans for undergraduate and graduate students, Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, and Federal Work Study.   We encourage all students to investigate many sources to fund their education.

As a current student seeking information about your specific financial aid needs and concerns, please visit our office or give us a call. We are happy to review your file with you and explain the options you have and any steps you may need to take.

If you need assistance with any of the forms on this site please contact our office at (512)444-8082.