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Financial Assistance

Please read through the provided financial assistance resources below prior to scheduling an appointment with a DSO.

Review: Scholarships and Fellowship Grants Paid to Nonresident Aliens Students and Scholars

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  • Search and apply for scholarships using a new university-wide scholarship application system. This system is currently only available for a limited of departments.

    Bobcat Online Scholarship System

  • There are a limited number of scholarships or grants that are available specifically for International Students. F-1 students are not eligible for financial aid. However, most competitive scholarships at Texas State may be awarded regardless of whether or not the student is a US citizen or an F-1 student.

    Please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships Website for information to apply for Texas State Scholarships.

    Also, check within your own departments for scholarships.


    Student Government Scholarship

    The Student Government scholarship is awarded by merit of leadership, community involvement and overall strength as a student at Texas State. Applications for the Student Government scholarship are open to all Texas State students who meet the criteria. The Student Government Scholarship was created to assist middle class students whose families struggle to pay for the demanding cost of higher education. The maximum individual scholarship award for current Texas State students continuing in the 2018-2019 academic year is $2,000. All eligible Texas State University students may apply. Scholarship link will be sent through email from the Student Body President through VPSA.


    Continuing Student Scholarships

    Texas State offers a variety of academic scholarships to continuing, certification and second baccalaureate students. These scholarships are awarded competitively and require the submission of a Continuing Scholarship Application via the Texas State Scholarship System online. Click here for more information.


    Good Neighbor Scholarship

    This scholarship is a 12 month award that provides tuition assistance to students from nations of the Western Hemisphere. The Good Neighbor Scholarship deadline is March 1, click here to apply.

    Antigua and Barbuda

    Argentina

    Bahamas

    Barbados

    Belize (British Honduras)

    Boliva

    Brazil

    Canada

    Chile

    Colombia

    Costa Rica

    Dominica

    Dominican Republic

    Ecuador

    El Salvador

    Grenada

    Guatemala

    Guyana

    Haiti

    Honduras

    Jamaica

    Mexico

    Nicaragua

    Panama

    Paraguay

    Peru

    Saint Kitts & Nevis

    St. Lucia

    St. Vincent & the Grenadines

    Suriname

    Trinidad and Tobago

     

    Uruguay

    Venezuela

     

     

    Graduate Scholarships and Fellowships

    Apply for scholarships and fellowships for new and continuing graduate students at Texas State University. Click here for more information

    Graduate Funding Opportunities Database: Click here for more information


    Pan American Round Tables of Texas/ Florence Terry Griswold Scholarship Committee

    A $2,500 grant that assists female students from Pan American Countries: http://www.partt.org/scholarships_details.html

    The Pan American Countries are:

    • 3 North American members (Canada, USA, Mexico);
    • 19 Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Aruba, Bermuda, Cuba, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Haiti, St. Kitts and Nevis, Virgin Islands);
    • 7 Central America Nations (Belize, Guatemala, Panama, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua);
    • 12 South American members (Argentina, Chile, Guyana, Suriname, Bolivia, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brasil, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela)

    Undergraduate Research Fellowships (URF)

    Undergraduate Research Fellowships (URF) support undergraduate research and creative projects at Texas State University. Every semester the URF committee awards between 5 and 10 competitive scholarships of up to $1000 to students seeking funding for their projects. Fellowships are awarded for projects such as Honors theses and independent studies as well as for Capstone projects or for original work done under the umbrella of faculty-directed research.  Undergraduates of all majors are eligible. Membership in the Honors College is not required to apply.

    Click here to apply URF scholarship


    Wilson Latin American Research Funding

    • Five $1,000 scholarships for Latin American students
      • open to undergraduate or graduate of any major
    • Five $1,000 scholarships for Latin American students to come to Texas State to earn their Ph.D. in biology or geography

    CLICK HERE to apply for the Wilson Latin American Scholarship

  • Review: On-Campus Employment website

  • CAFE is an innovative program to assist undergraduate Texas State students in learning how to successfully transition from the university to professional schools or enter the workforce. Our primary goal is bringing juniors and seniors to new levels of career readiness and financial awareness. Funded by a Title V grant, CAFE offers career readiness workshops, financial education events,  one-on-one financial coaching, personalized graduation preparation, and academic coaching.

  • The Dean of Students Office offers limited funding for students in emergencies such as apartment fires or natural disasters. If you would like to inquire about these funds you may request a meeting with the Assistant Dean of Students for Student Emergency Services by calling (512) 245-2124 of visiting our office on the 5th floor of the LBJ Student Center. To complete the funding application, please use the online form here.

  • If you meet the eligibility requirements, you may apply for an Emergency Loan Plan to use as your down payment.  Once you have been approved for the loan, you must enroll in the Payment Plan using your Emergency Loan Plan as your down payment.

    Additional information about the Emergency Loan Plan can be found on the Emergency Loan Application page.

  • American Association of University Women (AAUW) International Fellowships

    The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate studies at accredited U.S. institutions are supported.

    Learn more about the International Fellowships


    P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship

    P.E.O. is an international organization that helps women attain their educational goals. The International Peace Scholarship was established in 1949 to provide scholarships to selected women from other countries for graduate study in the US or Canada. The maximum amount awarded to a student is$12,500. The deadline for application is December 1.


    Scholarships.com

    Click here to search over 3.7 million college Scholarships & Grants about $19 billion in financial aid to help you pay for college.


    Fastweb

    Fastweb is the premier online resource when it comes to paying for and preparing for school. Fastweb has scholarships for every type of student from the high school freshmen to the returning adult.

    Fastweb has been around for over 20 years and have earned a reputation as a leading scholarship search provider. Fastwet not only find scholarships but offer our members information on financial aid, jobs and internships, student life and more.


    Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women

    Live Your Dream supplies financial assistance to women who supply the primary source of financial support for their families. There are three different levels. Over 1,300 women are selected to receive support up to $1,000 on the First Level. Over 100 First-Level recipients are selected to receive additional $3,000 or $5,000 on the Regional Level. Lastly, 3 Regional-Level recipients are selected to receive an additional $10,000 on the International Level. In total, Live Your Dream provide over $2.4 million to over 1,500 women.

    Learn more about Live Your Dream: Education & Training Awards for Women

  • Pre-Completion OPT is work authorization that is granted to an F-1 student prior to the completion of her/his studies. Students who are granted pre-completion OPT must comply with all of these conditions:

    1. Part-time (20 hours a week or less) during the fall or spring semesters.

    2. Full or part-time during summer vacation if you are currently enrolled and intend to register for the following semester.

    3. Full-time during fall or spring if you have completed all coursework and are in the thesis, dissertation or comprehensive exams only phase of your degree.

    Please click here to learn more.

  • If other employment opportunities are not available or are otherwise insufficient, an eligible F-1 student may request off-campus employment work authorization based upon severe economic hardship caused by unforeseen circumstances beyond the student's control. These circumstances may include loss of financial aid or on-campus employment without fault on the part of the student, substantial fluctuations in the value of currency or exchange rate, inordinate increases in tuition and/or living costs, unexpected changes in the financial condition of the student's source of support, medical bills, or other substantial and unexpected expenses.

    Review more information on Severe Economic Hardship employment authorization here: http://www.international.txstate.edu/current/seh.html.

  • The purpose of the TPEG is to assist students who demonstrate significant financial need in extenuating circumstances. The TPEG is available to non-immigrant students in F-1 status who are enrolled full-time. The TPEG can only be awarded one-time.

    Eligibility Requirements

    1. Students must have been enrolled for one academic year as a degree seeking student at Texas State University and be in non-immigrant F-1 student status.

    2. Students must maintain valid status during the award semester.

    3. Students must be in good academic standing.

    4. Students may not be on probation or suspension.

    5. Students must be enrolled and attending full time at Texas State University and must maintain satisfactory academic progress. (Concurrently enrolled hours do not count toward the full-time hours needed to qualify for the grant).

    • Undergraduate students - Full time attendance is a minimum of 12 semester hours each fall and spring
    • Graduate students - Full time attendance is a minimum of 9 semester hours for each fall and spring

    Verification of grades and hours completed to determine academic progress will be made after the end of each long semester. This information determines a student's eligibility for the continuance of an award or the granting of a future TPEG award. Enrollment status will be audited after the university's official census date (12th class day for the long semesters and 4th class day for the summer sessions).

    6. Failure to maintain the conditions of the grant may be grounds for cancellation of the grant and loss of future eligibility.

    Important Note: The grant is NOT an academic competitive scholarship. Consequently, it does not provide a waiver of non-resident tuition.

    Note: Please schedule an appointment with a DSO before submitting the application.

    TPEG Application

  • For instructions on how to enroll in a payment plan, pay your installments, schedule payments or manually make payments against your billing account, please visit the Financial Aid and Scholarships website.