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Applicant Information System and the Howdy Web Portal

The Applicant Information System (AIS) has been created to take you through the admissions process, the application, your admission decision and the acceptance of your offer via registering for a New Student Conference (NSC). The  Howdy web portal is a “one-stop shop” for your student information and university resources. Howdy provides helpful information, such as guidance in applying for financial aid, locating housing, finding class registration information and payment deadlines and more. Check Howdy regularly for important announcements, news and event information.

Howdy portal questions/problems: 979-845-8300 or helpdesk@tamu.edu

Activate Your Texas A&M Email Account

Once you have registered for your New Student Conference, a Texas A&M email account is created for you. Your email address will be your NETID@tamu.edu. This email address will be used for all official school correspondence. It is important to activate this account and check it regularly. Activate your account at google.tamu.edu.

Apply for Financial Aid

Scholarships and Financial Aid would like to assist you in finding financial resources for your education. We understand that choosing a college/university is a tough decision. Financial aid can be one of the most influential factors affecting this decision, but before you decide, let us help by providing a financial aid package that best meets your financial needs. Visit the financial aid web page for more information.

In order to be eligible for financial assistance, you must first submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is used to award grants, loans and work-study programs. There is no cost to submit the FAFSA, and it must be renewed every year. 

The FAFSA school code for Texas A&M at Galveston is 003632. Once we have received your information, you will be able to check your status and your financial aid options on Howdy. Click on the My Finances tab and enter the Scholarships and Financial Aid Portal.

International students may qualify for financial aid depending on their visa status. More information can be found on the Scholarships and Financial Aid website

Veterans, or dependents of veterans, who plan to utilize military benefits should contact Veteran Services. For information, visit the Student Veterans Association website

Incoming Freshman Scholarships

Scholarships and Financial Aid offers academic scholarships for incoming freshmen. Students apply for university-level scholarships by submitting the scholarship module along with the ApplyTexas Admissions Application. 

In the scholarship competition, a student’s test score is only one of many components considered in the review process. Consideration is given to academic achievement in a college preparatory curriculum within the context of a student’s academic environment. Additional factors for selection include, but are not limited to, leadership, community service, special talents, first-generation* college status and academic achievement under difficult circumstances. Some scholarships also have a financial need component.

* Neither biological nor stepparent has a bachelor’s degree.

Academic Calendars

The Texas A&M at Galveston Academic Calendar mirrors the Texas A&M University (College Station) calendar, with minor changes.