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(Updated) Whom do I contact if I am interested in financial aid?

Most financial aid is given as loans via Sam Houston State University, not the American Band College.

  1. Complete an Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online form - CLICK HERE
  2. Be sure to apply for a P.I.N. to complete your FAFSA - CLICK HERE
  3. Complete a Sam Houston State University Graduate Summer Financial Aid Request (Graduate) - CLICK HERE (PDF)
  4. Complete a Sam Houston State University Supplement for Financial Aid Form - CLICK HERE (PDF)

The ABC attendee must be a full-time masters candidate who has been fully admitted, by May 15, to the Sam Houston State University Graduate School in order to qualify for financial aid. Start the paperwork and online forms (above) with Sam Houston State University as soon as possible.

When qualified, the loan dollars will be deposited into your Sam Houston State University online account. Any extra money will be electronically transferred to your personal bank account if you set up this feature.

Important Financial Aid Dates:

  1. Before May 15 - All NEW ABC attendees must have mailed all transcripts, forms and fees to SHSU. Take New ABC Theory Entrance exam on June 19.
  2. Before May 1 - All RETURNING, previously admitted candidates must complete Financial Aid paper work have mailed all transcripts, forms and fees to SHSU.
  3. June 7 - Financial aid money will be deposited directly to your SHSU online student account.
  4. June 8/9 - Any extra money will be electronically transferred to your personal bank account or a check will be sent to your home address. (Set this up at the time your request financial aid.

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