The Office of Student Financial Aid Programs (SFAP) supports institutions of higher education with the administration of state financial aid programs. We are committed to expanding financial aid knowledge through excellence in customer service, communication, and training for Texas students, borrowers, and institutions of higher education.

Latest News


  • We are experiencing technical issues with the 2022-23 (FY 2023) Financial Aid Database (FAD) Cycle 3 submission process. Institutions should NOT submit any files for FAD Cycle 3, until further notice. We are working diligently to resolve this issue. Once resolved, institutions will receive a notification to resume file submission. Thank you for your understanding.
  • The product release date for the Grant and Aid Processing Platform (GAPP) has been delayed until early October. Please see the memo from September 15, 2023.
  • For security purposes, all HelmNet accounts that have NOT been used in 90 consecutive days will be deactivated beginning September 1, 2023. Users must log into their HelmNet account at least once within a 90-day period for their account to remain active.  Please see the memo from July 19, 2023.


  • The deadline to upload and submit a signed copy of the new FAST Program Participation Agreement (PPA) electronically is September 29, 2023.


  • Allocations for TEXAS Grant, TEOG, EAE, Bilingual Education and State Work-Study programs have been released. For more information, visit Stay Connected.

Access the Institutional Calendar, subscribe to the SFAP listserv, follow the Financial Aid Advisory Committee, view an archive of Financial Aid Services monthly webcasts, and download SFAP published memos.

Find information to assist with the administration of state grants, loans, work-study, scholarships, exemptions and waivers, tuition set-asides, Selective Service Statement of Registration Status, and the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).