Application Process

Apply for Financial Aid

For most financial aid programs, students are required to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). As the name states, the FAFSA is free. The information provided on the FAFSA will help the school determine the student's eligibility for financial aid.

The purpose of financial aid is to help students and families meet educational expenses that cannot be met through their own resources. Financial aid can be either need based or non-need based. The results of the FAFSA along with the cost of education will determine whether or not a student has financial need.

There are several types of financial aid available. Grants and scholarships are considered "gift aid" because they generally do not have to be repaid. Loans and student employment are considered "self-help aid" because loans have to be repaid and by working you earn money for educational expenses. Approximately two-thirds of all students attending Texas A&M University-Kingsville receive some type of financial assistance.

Application Process

How to Apply

Students should always be on the lookout for financial aid opportunities. One way they can make the most of those opportunities is to follow through with the financial aid application process.  Applying for Financial Aid should begin as soon as possible. A considerable amount of lead time needs to be considered when applying for financial aid.

Priority Deadlines:

  • Fall/Spring - January 15
  • Spring - November 1
  • Summer - May 1

Verification Priority Deadlines:

  • Fall/Spring - July 1
  • Spring-November 1
  • Summer – April 1

*Documents submitted after the priority deadline may need to be prepared to set up satisfactory payment arrangements with the business office.

To get started, just follow these 6 easy steps:

Step 1:

Apply for admission to Texas A&M University-Kingsville at:

*Students must be admitted into a degree-seeking program to be eligible for financial aid.

Step 2:

Apply for a student and parent Federal Student Aid ID at: Your FSA ID will allow you to electronically sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Step 3:

Complete a FAFSA online at: Applications can be filled out beginning October 1st of each year. Our Federal School Code is: 003639.

Step 4:

Await notification via email from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) informing you that your FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) is ready for review and will be forwarded to the schools of your choice. Once you have been accepted to the university, our office will send you an email informing you that we have received your SAR.

Step 5:

Monitor your application status on JNet. The DOE may randomly select your application for a process called Verification.  At such time, you will be required to submit additional information and/or documents.

Per Federal regulations the final deadline to process corrections for the 2023-2024 aid year is September 21, 2024. To allow time for accurate processing, the deadline to submit verification documents to TAMUK for 2023-2024 financial aid for the term you are registered for is:

  • Fall Semester- November 1
  • Spring Semester- April 1
  • Summer Semester- June 1 

Step 6:

Check your student email. Texas A&M University-Kingsville will notify you of your award package. You will be sent our terms and conditions and instructions on how to accept or decline your aid via JNet.

Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at if you have any questions about the financial aid assistance process. We will be happy to assist you in any way possible.

In order to be eligible for federal funding, you MUST be a fully admitted degree-seeking student. For more information about admission to Texas A&M University-Kingsville please visit the Office of the Admissions.