Residency is determined by Admissions. For more information on eligibility requirements and the Affidavit of Intent to Become a Permanent Resident, please view the Texas Residency Classification page. If you qualify for Resident status based on the criteria, you are eligible to apply for State aid.
No. You are eligible for either the FAFSA, or TASFA. You may only fill out one application.
If you did not work, you will not need to submit a W-2 or a Tax Return Transcript at this time. However, an advisor may ask you for further documentation to verify your information during processing. Please make sure that you have answered all questions about student earnings on the TASFA.
Even if your parent is not authorized to work in the U.S, he or she must file taxes on income earned in the U.S. If your parent earned more than $400 in cash, he or she may be considered an independent contractor and must file taxes. Please see IRS Publication 17 for more details on tax filing rules.