After You Apply for Aid

The basic financial aid premise of Texas A&M University at Galveston is as follows: The main responsibility for meeting college expenses lies with the student and the student's family. Financial assistance from Texas A&M University at Galveston is intended to help students finance their education when family and personal resources are not adequate to meet the total educational costs. Financial aid consists of scholarships and grants (non-repayable gift assistance), loans (which must be repaid), and part-time employment. The university makes every effort to help students with limited financial resources secure the funds needed to pay for school. Inquiries regarding financial aid opportunities at TAMUG should be directed specifically to the Galveston campus.

Processing Your Aid

Once you submit your FAFSA to us, it will take approximately two weeks to receive your information from the Federal Processor.  This is when we will begin the financial aid awarding process.

  • We notify you of the verification process through your financial aid portal and student email, if selected.

Once Your Aid is Awarded

  1. Read the Financial Aid Offer Letter carefully before accepting or rejecting individual awards.

  2. Review the estimated cost of attendance to assist in planning for how much aid you will need.  You can view the estimated cost of attendance for the current academic year here.

  3. Review the types of aid to understand other factors that may affect your financial aid.

  4. Accept or reject the financial aid offered to you.  This can be viewed in the Howdy portal.

  • If you accepted your awards, please complete all of your requirements before exiting Howdy (i.e. entrance loan counseling, Master Promissory Note [MPN], etc.).  These incomplete requirements will be listed under the "Status" tab and will be marked with a red "X".  These requirements will contain a link directing you to where the requirement can be completed, and there will be instructions to guide you through the completion process.  Once the requirement is complete, the task will move to the "Complete Requirements" section and will be marked with a green check.

  • If you were offered a Perkins loan and accepted it, then you must complete the application and promissory note and mail it to: TAMU - Financial Aid, Galveston Processing, P.O. Box 40005, College Station, TX  77842.  You can access the application here and the promissory note here.  Please be sure to have no scratch-outs on these documents, and please ensure that no field is left blank.  If a question does not apply to you, please write N/A in the blank.

  • You must fill out a summer supplemental form if you are interested in receiving financial aid for the summer session(s). This form will be available around mid-March of the Spring 2014 semester. At that time, we will send an aggnews notification requesting that you complete the summer supplemental form if you are interested in receiving financial aid the Summer 2014 sessions. 

  • If you are receiving an outside scholarship(s) (any money not coming from TAMUG), please complete the student data form located in the Financial Aid portal within the Howdy Portal.

  • Parents wanting to accept their PLUS loan need to complete an application for the PLUS loan by logging on to using their SSN, first two characters of last name, date of birth, and the PIN established when completing the FAFSA. After completing the application, you must also complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) on the website. MAKE SURE YOU ARE REQUESTING THE MONEY NEEDED FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR FROM AUGUST TO MAY.


Texas A&M University at Galveston is a branch campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. Texas A&M University at Galveston is fully committed to policies of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity, and vigorously pursues affirmative action in all programs, activities, and employment with regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age and status of disability. Religion, sexual preference, and status as a disabled veterans or veterans of the Vietnam Era also are protected under nondiscrimination and equal opportunity employment policies. A complete listing of all policies and procedures as applied to financial aid for Texas A&M University is available at

If you have questions regarding financial aid issues at Texas A&M University at Galveston please direct all inquires to:

Texas A&M University at Galveston
Office of Financial Aid
P. O. Box 1675
Galveston, TX 77553
Phone: (409) 740-4500
Fax: (409) 740-4731