If you are a foreign student or non-citizen, you may be eligible to be classified as a Texas resident for tuition purposes. If so, you may also be eligible to receive state financial aid.
Whether you are in Texas on a visa or you are an undocumented immigrant filing taxes, you may be eligible for Texas state sponsored financial aid. An alternative to the FAFSA (Federal Application for Student Aid), TASFA enables resident non-citizens to apply for need-based grants and loans.
Requirements to receive Texas aid, as provided by the Texas State University webpage   :
- Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) and Instructions for 2017-2018
- Your parents’ (and your, if applicable) tax return transcripts (for example, 2015 tax return transcripts for the 2017-2018 academic year)
- 2017-2018 Verification Worksheet – Dependent Student. You are a dependent student if you were required to report your parent(s)' tax information on your TASFA form.
- 2017-2018 Verification Worksheet – Independent Student. You are an independent student if you were not required to include parent(s)' tax information on your TASFA form.