Financial Aid Workshops

Financial Aid Workshops

  • FAFSA Workshops

    A Financial aid representative will assist you with the online FAFSA applications and necessary documents to complete your financial aid.

    Workshop Dates

    Tuesday, April 6  

    Tuesday, April 20  

    Tuesday, May 4 

    Tuesday, May 18

    These workshops will be held online via Microsoft Teams from 12-2pm. NOTE: When prompted, download the free Teams app to join the meeting. If you can't download the app, join using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge web browser for the best experience.

    Information needed

    • 2019 Tax Return and W-2 Forms
      (2019 Tax Return information is needed for 21/22 FAFSA)
    • Verification of untaxed income
    • Social Security numbers and permanent resident information
    • FSA ID login is required, so have it ready! 

    More information

    Priority deadline for the academic year is January 15 and for summer is February 15.

    *The 2021/2022 FAFSA application became available October 1, 2020. (2019 Tax Return information is required for 21/22 FAFSA).

  • Loan Advising Workshops

    Due to campus closure caused by COVID-19, students can complete the Loan Advising Session by viewing the PowerPoint presentation and completing the packet below.

    Loan Advising Session packet can be emailed to


    Effective July 1, 2020, Interest Rates for 2020-2021 Academic Year Loans

    • Direct Subsidized Loans (Undergraduates):  2.75%
    • Direct Unsubsidized Loans (Undergraduates):  2.75%
    • Direct Unsubsidized Loans (Graduate or Professional Students):  4.30%
    • Direct PLUS Loans (Parents and Graduate or Professional Students):  5.30% 

    More information

    All students interested in student loans are required to complete a Loan Advising Workshop requirement before receiving a loan disbursement, unless you attended during the last academic year. No exceptions!

    You are strongly encouraged to attend right away to avoid delays. You must attend within two weeks of being offered a student loan.

    Students in the following categories are required to submit a loan appeal request before being considered for loans.

    • You owe more than $17,500 in previous student loans (regardless of where you borrowed it from)
    • You have defaulted on a previous student loan before (regardless of where you borrowed it from)
    • You are requesting additional unsubsidized loan funds in excess of $1,000

    In addition, student loan borrowers will be required to complete online Loan Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) at after accepting a loan award online through WebDMC.

    If all three steps are not completed within two weeks, your loan will be cancelled you may not have the option to reinstate.


    • Workshops last about an hour
    • No late admittance – doors close when workshop begins
    • You must attend the entire workshop to receive credit
    • No children are permitted
    • Room numbers are subject to change
    • No need to sign up in advance but seating is limited (first-come, first-served). Room seats about 50 students. If session fills up, we will start early!
  • SAP Workshops

    More information

    Come learn the SAP policy and receive information on how to avoid financial aid suspension!

    All students are welcome to attend, but if placed on financial aid warning, you are required to attend before the end of the semester. Don't wait too long as you may violate the SAP policy before attending.

    Financial aid suspension = NO grants, NO loans, and NO work-study!


    • Workshops last about one hour and you must attend the entire workshop to receive credit.
    • No need to sign up in advance.
    • No late admittance or children permitted.
    • Room numbers are subject to change.

Page last updated March 24, 2021.

Contact Information

Financial Aid Department

East: Harvin Center
Office: (361) 698-1293
Fax: (361) 698-2017
Mon-Thu 7:30am-6pm
Fri 7:30am-1pm

West: Coleman Center
Office: (361) 698-1726
Fax: (361) 698-2695
Mon-Thu 7:30am-5pm
Fri 7:30am-12:30pm
(general information)