Non-Citizen Texas Residents (TASFA)
House Bill 1403 is a law passed in 2001 that allows certain non-citizen students to pay in-state tuition at a Texas public university and to qualify for state financial aid. Funds are offered on a first-come, first-serve basis and are limited by state funding provided to UTSA. Students that are classified as a Texas Resident and who cannot apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). They must be coded as a House Bill student by the Admissions Office in order to qualify.
To learn about eligiblity requirements, visit College for All Texans.
The TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) becomes available each year on October 1. Student must submit a paper TASFA with all applicable documents by the January 15 deadline to the One Stop Enrollment Center, in order to be reviewed for potential funding. There are both English and Spanish language versions of the TASFA available. For 2021-2022, independent students must submit a 2019 IRS tax transcript or signed tax return. Parents of dependent students should submit their 2019 IRS tax transcript or signed tax return. Non-tax filers, who were not required to file based on IRS income thresholds, must provide a breakdown of living expenses and source(s) of income covering those expenses. Male students must register with Selective Service and provide proof they have registered or are not required to register.
Note: For 2020-2021, independent students must submit a 2018 IRS tax transcript or signed tax return. Parents of dependent students should submit their 2018 IRS tax transcript or signed tax return.
Additional program information:
- The HB1403 program requires that the student meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
- Offer notifications will be sent in mid to late July.
- This program is not available in the summer terms.