Stephen F. Austin State University

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

Financial aid differs from your G.I. Bill and can be used in conjunction with any military educational benefit.

Federal Student Aid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. At the office of Federal Student Aid, our 1,200 employees help make college education possible for every dedicated mind by providing more than $150 billion in federal grants, loans, and work-study funds in each year to more than 15 million students paying for college or career school. We are proud to sponsor millions of American minds pursuing their educational dreams.

To receive federal, state, or institutional funds you must:

Complete the Federal Application for Student Aid (FASFA) by visiting:
• Be enrolled in an eligible degree-seeking or certificate programs at least half-time (six credit hours).
• Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
• Have a valid Social Security Number
• Be in good academic standing and maintain satisfactory academic progress toward completion of a degree or certificate
• Not owe a refund on a Federal grant or be in Default on a Federal educational loan
• Demonstrate a financial need, except for some loan programs

*For more information on Financial Aid at SFA visit or
Contact the SFA Financial Aid Office at (936) 468-2403


SFA has hundreds of scholarships available to new and returning students. Some scholarships are based on merit, while others have a need-based, as well as merit, criteria. Scholarships requiring audition(s) or tryout(s) are also available. Criteria which may be used to determine recipients include class rank, high school or college GPA, scores on the ACT or SAT, leadership activities, and performance. Scholarship amounts range from $100 - $8,000. Some are renewable based upon academic performance, while others are one-time awards.

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