Texas Armed Services Scholarship
The Texas Armed Services Scholarship (TASSP) has been created to assist promising students from the State of Texas who are committed to education and service. It encourages young leaders to participate in the Texas Army National Guard, the Texas Air National Guard, the Texas State Guard, the United States Coast Guard, the United States Merchant Marine, or to become commissioned officers in any branch of the armed services of the United States. Annually, the governor and the lieutenant governor may each appoint two students, and each state senator and each state representative may appoint one student to receive a conditional TASSP award.
Scholarship award amounts will be determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board in mid-September of each academic year. The amount of this scholarship may not exceed the difference between the cost of attendance and other forms of student assistance for which the student may be eligible.
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|Completed by The Texas Higher Education|
Coordinating Board (THECB)
|ALL students complete the following steps|
|Step 2||Scholarships & Financial Aid posts TASSP notification in portal for eligible students and notifies students via TAMU email.||Step 3||YOUR ACTION REQUIRED:|
Student logs in to Financial Aid Portal to let the Scholarships & Financial Aid know that they want to use TASSP.
|Step 4||When THECB releases finalized annual TASSP amount, Scholarships & Financial Aid offers finalized amount to students and notifies students via TAMU email.||Step 5||YOUR ACTION REQUIRED:|
Student logs in to Financial Aid Portal to accept finalized TASSP offer.
|Step 6||Scholarships & Financial Aid notifies THECB of students that have accepted TASSP. Please allow 2-3 business days for your application to be available on hhloans.com after you have accepted TASSP in the portal.||Step 7||YOUR ACTION REQUIRED:|
Student goes online to hhloans.com to complete the application, self-certification, and promissory note. This is done once a year.
|Step 8||THECB receives student’s completed documents and mails a disclosure statement to the address provided on the student’s application. The disclosure statement instructs student to accept the loan terms by logging into hhloans.com for the second time.||Step 9||YOUR ACTION REQUIRED:|
Student logs in to hhloans.com accept loan terms.
|Step 10||Scholarships & Financial Aid receives first semesters TASSP funds 10 business days after the student accepts the loan terms and disburses funds to the student’s bill.|| |
|Step 11||The next semester THECB will send the second disbursement and eligibility will be checked again before being disbursed by Scholarships & Financial Aid.|| |
|*NOTE: The entire process will take at least three weeks from start to finish.|
Student must meet all eligibility requirements at time of certification and disbursement.