Are You Ready for College?
A College Planning Guide for Texas Students
FASFA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
Use the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form to apply for financial aid for college or graduate school.
TASFA (Texas Application for Student Financial Aid)
The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is used to collect information to help determine eligibility for state financial aid programs that are administered by institutions of higher education in the state of Texas. Students that are classified as a Texas Resident who cannot apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to complete the TASFA.
College for College Access-MyCoalition
MyCoalition is a set of free, online college-planning tools that helps students start early and stress less on their path to college.
With anytime, easy-to-use access, MyCoalition empowers students to learn about, prepare for, and apply to college.
But it’s not just for students: Counselors, teachers, parents, and anyone else who supports students can use—and benefit from—MyCoalition, too.
Get College Ready Planning Guide
Going to college is a big step, but there are lots of smaller steps to take along the way. You can use this guide as your roadmap as you chart your journey to college.
The Anatomy of the College Application
The pieces of your college application add up to give admission officers an idea of who you are. Find out what you need for your college applications and how to put the pieces together.
ApplyTexas College Admissions Application
ApplyTexas offers 8 different admission application types and one scholarship application. Most high school students will use either the 2-Year application to apply to community colleges or the 4-Year Freshman application to apply to college and universities that grant undergraduate degrees.
Common App College Admissions Application
Common App is a non-profit college access organization that helps students apply to college every year. Common App’s free college application tool is designed to make applying to college faster and easier. With Common App you only need to use one system to apply to multiple colleges and universities. There are two main parts you fill out: a set of common questions and each college’s own specific questions. The best part is you only have to fill out the common questions one time!