General FAFSA Info



FREE Application for Federal Student Aid


What is this? And WHY do I need it?


It is the FREE application, completed online, to qualify for Federal Grants (that you don’t pay back) and/or low interest loans (that you pay back after college graduation).


This form is ALSO required by most college to qualify for their private monies.


Go to:


Complete this for free in about 45 minutes

You will need your parent’s helps and tax info (Click here for a list of items you will need to complete this)


WHEN can I start?


This form is open and available to you beginning Oct. 1 of senior year.


WHEN should I complete it and WHAT’s the big deal?


Complete and submit to your schools of choice by THEIR “priority deadline”, usually February 15 or March 1.


Money is given on a first come first serve basis. SO the early bird gets the worm!


Got questions?


NEW PROGRAM – Grayson College provides mentors for students and families needing assistance with completing thier FAFSA and understanding finanical aid in general, NO MATTER WHERE YOU PLAN TO ATTEND. Here is contact info and a link to schedule a meeting:


Stephanie L. Martin,, Assistant Director of Financial Aid and Veteran Services


Call our local college’s financial aid offices any time for help – they want to help families no matter where you plan to attend college.


Grayson College – (903) 463-8794


Austin College – (903) 813-2000

Kathy Howard

TCS Guidance Counselor

(903) 893-7076 ext. 205

   fax (903) 891-8486

TCS School CEEB Code:  446-499