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Engineering Academy at Texas Southmost College: Financial Aid, Fees and Deadlines

Tuition and fees associated with the Texas A&M Engineering Academy program are handled separately by Texas Southmost College and Texas A&M University. Students are billed by each institution based on the number of credit hours taken, respectively. 

Students in the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Texas Southmost College (TETS) are coded as non-degree seeking (NDS) at Texas A&M University while they are co-enrolled. As such, students seeking to apply for financial aid will submit their FAFSA to Texas Southmost College and apply for financial aid with Texas Southmost College listed as their home institution. Additional information is available on the Texas Southmost College financial aid website. As per the Engineering Academy agreement, the combined credit hours from both Texas Southmost College and Texas A&M University will be used to assess enrollment status required for financial aid.   

Students in the TETS program will apply for scholarships through the two-year institution while they are co-enrolled. Once they are prepared to transition to Texas A&M University as a full time student in the College of Engineering degree-granting major, they can submit a Texas A&M University “continuing student” scholarship application. Specific information and application deadlines are available on the Texas A&M University Scholarships website. The application will not be considered until the student’s record is officially updated from NDS to degree-seeking. This change occurs once the student receives Entry-to-a-Major and identifies the term they will fully transition to Texas A&M University. Students are encouraged to speak with the academic advising office of their admitted major to confirm if there are any other department specific scholarship applications they can submit. Students in the TETS program are not considered for Texas A&M University “transfer” scholarships since they are already Texas A&M University students once they enter the Engineering Academy and they do not submit an Apply Texas transfer application when they enter a College of Engineering degree-granting major.