Award Year 2020 – 2021

  • IRS Tax Transcript – If you cannot complete the IRS Data Retrieval Tool process, you will need to submit a tax return transcript.  The DOE no longer allows copies of tax returns to be accepted. To order a tax return transcript click here to access the IRS Get Transcript Online website. Please note the the IRS now uses a two-step multi-factor authentication process that requires you to register before submitting an online transcript request.  If you are not able to successfully register, you can still request a transcript or verification of non-filing via mail using IRS Form 4506-T.
  • Ability to Benefit – Acceptable documentation that can be submitted includes:
    • High School Diploma
    • Final Official High School Transcript that shows the date when the diploma was awarded
    • “Secondary school leaving certificate” (or other similar document) for students who completed secondary education in a foreign country and are unable to obtain a copy of their high school diploma or transcript.
    • General Education Certificate (GED) or GED Transcript
    • A State certificate or transcript received by a student after the student has passed a State-authorized examination that the State recognizes as the equivalent of a high school diploma. This includes tests similar to the GED, such as the High School Equivalency Test or the Test Assessing Secondary Completion.
    • An academic transcript that indicates the student successfully completed at least a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree
    • If home-schooled in Texas, a transcript or equivalent signed by the student’s parent or guardian that lists the secondary school courses the student completed and documents the successful completion of a secondary school education in a home-school setting.
    • DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty may serve as an alternative documentation if it indicates that the individual is a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Texas Application for State Financial Aid
    This form is used if you are a resident of the State of Texas and you do not meet the citizenship requirements for Federal student Aid. Please submit this form along with the TASFA verification worksheet, 2018 tax transcript, 2018 W2 form(s), and student’s proof of Selective Service Registration (for males only).  If you are a dependent student we will need all of your parents’ income information too. Please contact our office if you are not sure of your dependency status.

    • ****International Students may submit the TASFA to access the scholarship application****
  • TASFA Verification Worksheet