What is Student Aid San Antonio?

The Student Aid San Antonio Program partners with schools, businesses and education-focused community organizations across Bexar County to offer FREE help filling out complicated federal and state forms for college financial aid!

The event will be hosted for 5 weekends from January through April at various locations throughout San Antonio.  Click for dates and times.

Looking for a Location closest to you? Click Here for a map to see a location nearest you!

I am a college Student, Where Can I go for Help?

Here’s what you get:

  • One-on-one help filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)
  • Assistance in filing income tax returns at select event sites to expedite your financial aid filing
  • Assistance in filing income tax returns at select event sites to expedite your financial aid filing
  • Questions answered by trained college financial aid officers, as well as business and community volunteers, who will be on hand to help you file for financial aid
  • Help in English and Spanish

How much does it cost?
Student Aid San Antonio events are FREE and open to the public.

Who can attend?
High school seniors and their parents or guardians. Current college students are also encouraged to attend as are those individuals who may want to return to college or start for the first time.

What items should you bring with you?
In order to better serve the students, you must bring the following items to Student Aid San Antonio:

  • Student and parent 2014 IRS tax forms and and W2s or IRS filing information to link into IRS website
  • Student and parent social security numbers
  • Student alien registration number, if applicable
  • Student and parent untaxed income information (e.g. child support)
  • Student and parent other financial information (e.g. net worth of business, farm assets, etc.)
  • Student and parent exact dates of birth.

Why do I have to provide my parents’ information?
If you’re considered a dependent, your parents’ income and assets as well as your own must be reported on the FAFSA/TASFA. Students are classified as dependent or independent because federal student aid programs are based on the principle that students (and their parents or spouse, if applicable) are considered the primary source of support for postsecondary education.