A borrower must be financing the education of an eligible benefitting student that is enrolled at least half-time in:
- one of over 2,000 accredited Title IV schools eligible for financial aid,
- a 4-year degree granting school that is a state or private nonprofit institution, and
- a school that is not a for-profit proprietary school.
Eligible benefitting students must:
- be enrolled at least half time at an eligible school for the academic year or period as certified by the school for which a loan is obtained,
- be enrolled in a degree granting program; if the benefitting student has not yet matriculated in a program, they must be working towards a degree, and
- maintain satisfactory academic progress, demonstrated by school certification or verification of continued enrollment.
The minimum loan amount is $1,000. Loans may be requested up to the cost of attendance, less other financial aid, as certified by the school.
Information you will need to apply:
- Proof of Texas residency (a state ID or Driver’s License),
- Your social security number,
- The social security number, date of birth, and name of the school at which your student is enrolled,
- The Cost of Attendance as well as the amount of other financial aid you or your student has been awarded (this can be obtained from your financial aid award letter or your school's financial aid office),
- Your permanent address,
- Proof of income (depending upon your income types, this may be your two most recent pay stubs, 1099 Forms, or your most recent tax return), and
- One reference who is not a cosigner on the loan nor the benefiting student