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Financial Aid Information


Cotulla High School Seniors

You will need to have the following to submit your FAFSA Application:

Student’s FSA ID (visit )

Parent’s FSA ID Username

Parent’s FSA ID Password

Parent’s Full Name

Parent’s DOB (Date of Birth)

Parent’s Social Security Number

Copy of your parent’s 2019 Income Tax Forms

*If both parent’s claimed you on their 2019 Income
Tax Form, you only need to have one parent with a FSAID.

*If only one parent claimed you on his/her 2019 Income Tax Form, you need to have parent with a FSAID.

Then begin your FAFSA application for the 2021-2022 school year.  Visit

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Types of Financial Aid

Applying for financial aid requires a little work on your part. But the fact is, you won't receive assistance unless you ask for it. And asking for it means completing a few forms.

There are three very important things to remember about applying for aid:

  • You only have to complete one financial aid application (either the FAFSA or the TASFA (English or Spanish) to start the process.
  • The financial aid office at the college you plan to attend will be in charge of awarding you financial aid.
  • Deadlines matter! The earlier you submit your forms, the more likely you are to get a good financial aid package.

You and your family can choose from many different types of financial aid. Some are based on financial need, and some on academic performance. Others are tied to a student's or family's ability to borrow. Not all colleges and universities participate in all programs, but the more you know about financial aid, the better prepared you’ll be. Here you’ll find links to the many kinds of financial aid available to students attending Texas colleges and universities. You can also search for a particular program using the search box above.

Financial Aid Guidance

Selective Service

Federal student loans make the dream of a college education come true for many people each year. These students are investing in a degree that can lead to a steady job and a successful life. For men, there is one action that can make this all possible. But, if they miss the message, it could just as easily be impossible to achieve any of these goals. Registering with the Selective Service System is a quick and easy way to make sure that men can get many of the jobs they seek, and keeps them eligible for the federal student loans and job training programs that make those jobs a possibility. 

In order to qualify for federal college loans and grants, all young men must register with the U.S. Selective Service System when they turn 18. Registering will also keep men eligible for important opportunities like jobs and job training programs. The easiest way to register is to check 'yes, register me' when filling out the FAFSA, or register online at There's no late penalty for registration, but once a man turns 26 he can no longer register, and becomes permanently barred from all opportunities associated with registration, including college loans and grants. Visit to learn more.

Additional information and resources for counselors and college advisors are available at

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Need more information? Still have questions? We're here to help guide you through the financial aid process. Give us a call at 1-888-311-8881.

Financial Aid Process
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