Financial Aid

Administering Sources of Aid to Qualified Students

The Office of Financial Aid administers federal, state, institutional and private sources of aid in accordance with federal and state laws. The mission of our office is to inform students and parents about the various types of financial assistance available and assist them in securing the necessary financial resources to reach their educational aspirations.

In the majority of cases, federal and state financial aid resources are not sufficient to meet a student's expected tuition costs.  Financial Aid is designed to assist only (not fully fund) your educational expenses. 

I want to...

Submit SAP Appeal for Spring 2018
(Print, Submit to Office) 

Accept my financial aid award
(sign in with your "myTSU" login)

Apply for Scholarships
(sign in with your "myTSU" login)

Estimate my college costs at TSU

Ask a question to a financial aid counselor

Pay my tuition

HelpGet Help submitting Verification documents


Apply for Admissions

Submit Health Services Documentation


Assisting you in your education

Important Information

Need to Appeal for Fall Aid?
The deadline to submit a SAP appeal for Fall 2017 is July 7th. Click Here!

Need IRS Tax Transcript?

If you filled out the 2016-2017 FAFSA, you will use your 2015 tax info again for the 2017-2018 FAFSA. Click 'Get Transcipt' below:

Transcript for IRS Taxes

Need to Transfer IRS Tax Information?

The 2017-2018 IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) is currently unavailable. This does not limit families' ability to apply for aid. If you filled out the 2016-2017 FAFSA, you will use your 2015 tax info again for the 2017-2018 FAFSA. 

Don't forget to Confirm Your Attendance!

  SAP Submission Deadlines 

Summer 2017- May 26th
Fall 2017- July 7th
Spring 2018- January 5th


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