Federal Programs

Start Here, Go Further. Federal Student Aid

The U.S. Department of Education’s Federal Student Aid (FSA) programs are the largest source of student aid in America. These programs provide more than $60 billion a year in grants, loans, and work-study assistance. If you're interested in financial aid for college or a career school, click the link above.

Student Loan Interest Deduction
What you need to know about repaying student loans.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Filling out the FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov) is a requirement for TELS program scholarships including the HOPE (Lottery) scholarship. It can also provide access to other grants, loans and work-study programs administered by the Federal Government. The FAFSA can also help you get school-based financial aid. It could be the most important financial aid form you complete. Watch this brief video to find out what the FAFSA is all about and steps to completing it.

TSAC, as a recipient of Federal funding, is committed to compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin in programs and activities receiving Federal financial assistance.

Other Resources:

Student Guide

Funding Your Education

Help Lines for Students

Veterans Education Benefits

IRS Family Guide to Education Tax Breaks

Instructional Videos:

FAFSA Overview
Types of Federal Financial Aid
Overview of the Financial Aid Process