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  • Financial Aid

    Financial Aid 101

    • What is financial aid?
    • Who decides what financial aid I get?
    • Who can help me figure out how to pay for college?

    What to do next:

    1. Print out the GenTX Way to Pay: Financial Aid Guide so you + your parents can read it
    2. Specific questions? Call the financial aid hotline: 1-888-311-8881
    3. Make an in-person appointment with a local college's financial aid office
  • Understanding FAFSA

    Understanding FAFSA

    • Why do I have to fill out the FAFSA?
    • Why should I submit my FAFSA early?
    • Why do I have to share so much personal information on the FAFSA?

    What to do next:

    1. Pull a list of info you'll need to fill out FAFSA
    2. Get a FAFSA PIN
    3. Fill out the FAFSA with your parents
    4. Find financial aid workshops in your area
  • The Lowdown On Loans

    The Lowdown on Loans

    • Why should I take out loans and go into debt to pay for college?

    What to do next:

    1. Find/apply for scholarships to reduce your loans
    2. Learn about different types of student loans
    3. Start saving for college from your after-school/summer jobs
  • Undocumented Students

    Undocumented Students

    • How do I pay for college if I’m an undocumented student?

    What to do next:

    1. Learn more about the TASFA
    2. Check with the colleges where you are applying to see if they will accept the TASFA
    3. Apply for scholarships for undocumented students
  • Introduccion a la Ayuda Financiera

    Introducción a la Ayuda Financiera

    • ¿Qué es ayuda financiera?
    • ¿Por qué debería solicitar préstamos y endeudarme para pagar la universidad?
    • ¿Quién puede ayudarme a determinar cómo puedo pagar la universidad?
    • ¿Cómo puedo pagar por la universidad si soy un estudiante indocumentado?

    Que hacer después:

    1. Lea sobre los tipos de ayuda financiera
    2. Consulta a un experto de la ayuda financiera que habla español: 1-888-311-8881
  • Entiendo la FAFSA

    Entiendo la FAFSA

    • ¿Por qué debo de llenar la aplicación FAFSA?
    • ¿Por qué debo de aplicar temprano a FAFSA?
    • ¿Por qué tengo que proporcionar tanta información personal cuando aplico al FAFSA?

    Que hacer después:

    1. Aprenda más de la forma FAFSA
    2. Consulta a un experto de la ayuda financiera que habla español: 1-888-311-8881

GenTX Way to Pay: Financial Aid Guide

This helpful guide provides a wealth of information for students and parents beginning the financial aid process. From an explanation of the challenges surrounding FAFSA to an in-depth look at the many types of financial aid, this is a great reference you can download and print English or Spanish versions as you find your way to pay for college.


For Teachers and Community Leaders

Planning financial aid events? There is an entire GenTX Way to Pay promotion program kit for you in the GenTX download center. Get Started: