Common Questions

  1. How can I contact my financial aid counseling team?
  2. How can I obtain financial aid to attend summer school at PVAMU?
  3. How do I get financial aid for summer school?
  4. How do I make sure that I stay up-to-date with Financial Aid Announcements?
  5. I am interested in attending Prairie View A&M. Where can I find information about available financial aid?
  6. I haven’t been admitted to PVAMU, but I have an email saying that I have missing documents?
  7. Steps to Apply for and Receive Financial Aid
  8. What is the PVAMU Promise Program?
  9. What is the PVAMU Summer Covenant?
  10. Why do I have to participate in Financial and Credit Literacy Counseling?
  11. Am I eligible to receive a book voucher?
  12. How do I decline my loans?
  13. What is the standard turn-around time to package a student’s award once the ISIR has been received, barring verification?
  14. How long does it take to process my financial aid documents?
  15. I was an incoming Freshman during the Fall term. Will my Financial Aid be held 30 days in the Spring?
  16. What is the address/fax number for Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar’s Office?
  17. What are your office hours?
  18. What is the priority deadline for applying for financial aid?
  19. What is the difference between Texas Work Study, Federal Work Study, and Student Hourly?


How can I contact my financial aid counseling team?

During our peak processing period (March – October), the best way to contact your financial aid counseling team is by submitting an email via fadmail@pvamu.edu . Financial Aid Counselors generally respond to emails in 48  - 72 hours.


How can I obtain financial aid to attend summer school at PVAMU?

Steps to Apply for and Receive Financial Aid Apply for admission to Prairie View A&M University as a degree-seeking student.  If you haven’t done so, Apply Now. Access Prairie View A&M University’s scholarship web page to search and apply for merit-based aid. Enroll in at least six (6) hours as an undergraduate or graduate student at Prairie View A&M University. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. You must be a citizen of the United States of America, or an eligible non-citizen. PVAMU’s Federal School Code is: 003630. Summer Priority Deadline: March 15, 2013. Complete and return the PVAMU Statement of Student Compliance with Selective Service Registration. All students must complete the financial literacy counseling entitled “Credit Literacy“. Check your award status on PantherTracks. If you were awarded a Federal Direct Loan, you must complete entrance counseling and eSign a new Promissory Note. Otherwise, your loan(s) will not be disbursed toward your account. Enroll in PV Pay to have your financial aid refund electronically delivered to your bank account.

For more information please visit the Student Financial Aid.


How do I get financial aid for summer school?

Complete the Prairie View A&M University Request For Summer Aid application which is online at the www.pvamu.edu website, using the Financial Aid link and accessing Forms Library.  The application must be completed, signed and submitted to the Student Financial Aid Office. Types of Assistance For Summer 2013, Pell Grant. (After Summer 2013, NO YEAR ROUND PELL) Subsidized Loan provided loan eligibility left from Fall/Spring semesters Unsubsidized Loan provided loan eligibility left from Fall/Spring semesters PLUS loan Private Loan Teach Grant if eligible How Summer Eligibility is Determined Must have a current FAFSA on file for current academic year. Must have a Request for Summer Aid application on file. Must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress. Must be enrolled in at least 6 hours for Summer 1 term to be eligible for any type of summer aid.  This requirement is for undergraduate and graduate students.
-The 6 hours cannot be 3 hours for Summer 1 and 3 hours for Summer 2.
-If students enroll for Summer 2 only, student must enroll for 6 hours for Summer 2. Once awarded, the award will show in Panthertracks and students can view Panthertracks (All students are given instructions on how to navigate Panthertracks).


How to I make sure that I stay up-to-date with Financial Aid Announcements?

You can stay up-to-date on financial aid related matters by joining us via Facebook. You may also follow us on Twitter.


I am interested in attending Prairie View A&M. Where can I find information about available financial aid?

Interested students may find out more information about various financial aid programs at Prairie View A&M University by visiting the following web page: Financial Aid Home Page


I haven’t been admitted to PVAMU, but I have an email saying that I have missing documents?

Until you are admitted to Prairie View, you will not be issued a University PIN Number, and you cannot check PantherTracks. Therefore, you will have to email your questions to your financial aid counseling team to ascertain the nature of the missing documents associated with your account. Financial Aid Counselors usually respond to tickets within 48 hours.  Financial Aid email.


Steps to Apply for and Receive Financial Aid

Steps to Apply for and Receive Financial Aid

Step 1: Apply for admission to Prairie View A&M University as a degree-seeking student.
If you haven’t done so, Apply Now.
Step 2: Access Prairie View A&M University’s scholarship web page to search and apply for merit-based aid.
Step 3: Enroll in at least six (6) hours as an undergraduate or graduate student at Prairie View A&M University.
Step 4: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.  You must be a citizen of the United States of America, or an eligible non-citizen. PVAMU’s Federal School Code is: 003630.
Fall Priority Deadline: March 15, 2013.  Spring Priority Deadline: October 15, 2013
Step 5: Complete and return the PVAMU Statement of Student Compliance with Selective Service Registration.
Step 6: All students must complete the financial literacy counseling session entitled “Student Financial Literacy Part I“.
Step 7: Check your award status on Panthertracks.
Step 8: If you were awarded a Federal Direct Loan, you must complete entrance counseling and eSign a new Promissory Note. Otherwise, your loan(s) will not be disbursed toward your account.
Step 9: Enroll in PV Pay to have your financial aid refund electronically delivered to your bank account.

Required
Financial Literacy Counseling

Location & Hours

Important Links

 Undergraduate Students
Graduate Students

Memorial Student Center,
3rd Floor
Phone: 936-261-1000
Fax: 936-261-1031
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Check Your Financial Aid Status at
Check your PVAMU E-mail. This is how
we communicate with you.

Title IV School Code: 003630

Physical Address:
FM 1098 @ L. W. Minor Street
Memorial Student Center, 3rd Floor
Prairie View, TX 77446
Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 519
Mail Stop #1005 (MSC 309)
Prairie View, TX 77446
Phone: 936-261-1000
Fax: 936-261-1031
Office Hours
Monday – Friday: 8:00 A.M – 5:00 P.M.

What is the PVAMU Promise Program?

Prairie View A&M University has a long history of providing access to residents of the State of Texas, regardless of the economic means of their families. The University is committed to ensuring that students can afford to choose PVAMU.
Prairie View A&M University has committed 100% of its available resources to cover fall and spring mandatory in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate Texas residents who have an annual family income of $30,000 or less. This commitment will begin in fall 2010 and is known as the “Panther Promise.”
The Panther Promise is designed to reassure academically talented students from low- and middle-income families in Texas who may not feel that a university education is possible. The Panther Promise will expand upon an already robust aid program that awards more than $110 million dollars in student financial assistance.
To be eligible for the Panther Promise, students must:

  • be a Texas resident;
  • be an undergraduate student starting enrollment at PVAMU in Fall 2013 or later;
  • submit all required financial aid (including required missing documents), scholarship and admission documentation by March 15, 2013;
  • meet all PVAMU admission requirements;
  • meet eligibility requirements for a Federal Pell Grant;
  • enroll and complete a minimum of 15 semester credit hours (SCH) per semester;
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress;
  • have a family income of $30,000 or less. In some cases, family size will increase this amount; and,
  • student must be degree seeking.

To continue to be eligible for the Panther Promise, students must:

  • have a family adjusted gross income of $30,000 or less;
  • must have a complete financial aid file by the University’s priority deadline, March 15th;
  • maintain Federal Pell Grant eligibility;
  • maintain a minimum of 2.50 GPA in all semesters of eligibility;
  • enroll in a minimum of 15 semester credit hours per eligible semester. Students that choose to enroll in greater than 15 hours will be expected to pay the difference in the amount owed;
  • have completed a minimum of 15 semester credit hours in the previous eligible semester (Transfer Renewals) or 30 semester credit hours in the preceding academic year;
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress;
  • eligibility is for a period of eight (8) consecutive semesters at the undergraduate level only (the Panther Promise is not available during the summer terms).
  • if the student meets all of the criteria, hardship situations may be considered on an individual basis. Hardship situations include a showing of severe illness or other debilitating condition that may affect the person’s academic performance or that the person is responsible for the care of a sick, injured, needy person and that the person’s provision of care may affect the person’s academic performance to receive the Panther Promise Award: (1) while enrolled in a number of semester credit hours less than the number required for eligibility; (2) if the student’s grade point average or the student’s completion rate or number of semester credit hours completed, as applicable, falls below the satisfactory academic progress requirements for initial or continuing eligibility, or (3) if the student fails to enroll in consecutive semesters.

Students who apply for financial aid after March 15 and meet the aforementioned conditions, will be awarded grant assistance on the basis of available funds. Students may be eligible for additional funds through loans and the Federal Work-Study program to cover additional educational expenses such as textbooks, lab fees, as well as, room and board.
Students who do not meet the economic qualifications for the Panther Promise may instead qualify for other grant and scholarship programs at Prairie View A&M University that are based on academic performance. Please review our Scholarship web page, http://www.pvamu.edu/scholarships, for more details about these funding opportunities.
It’s important to know:

  • Students must reapply for financial aid and scholarships each year.
  • Funds awarded for the Panther Promise will only cover up to the calculated financial need and may be reduced if the student receives private scholarships or other privately funded resources.
  • In accordance with NCAA Bylaws, current and prospective student-athletes will be awarded on an individual basis. In some cases, certain forms of financial assistance may not be accepted or awarded.

What is the PVAMU Summer Covenant?

The PVAMU Summer Covenant provides eligible students with access to an affordable education.  Prairie View A&M University faculty will assist PVAMU covenant recipients with acquiring the ‘academic tools’ necessary to help the United States become more globally competitive.  Thus, improving the likelihood of our of students finding jobs that are both fulfilling and critical to the ‘financial turnaround’ of our country.
Undergraduate Award Amounts


Maximum Award Amounts
Ten Week Session

Maximum Award Amounts
Five Week Session

Credit Hours

Award Amount

6

$1,290.00

Credit Hours

Award Amount

6

$1,252.00

Undergraduate students that register for summer classes early and meet the Undergraduate Scholarship criteria below may qualify for an award that will cover mandatory tuition and fees.
Please note that due to the limited availability of funds, the Covenant will be awarded on a “first-come, first-served” basis.  Students that receive the award are expected to complete the classes associated with the enrollment, those who drop courses will have their scholarships reduced or rescinded!
Undergraduate Scholarship Criteria

U.S. Citizen and Texas resident; (Students that are both eligible non-citizens and Texas Residents are also eligible). Enrolled in a minimum of six hours; (Must register before aid will be awarded!) Degree-seeking at Prairie View A&M University; Must complete a 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); Must have financial need as defined by federal regulations; Attempted hours cannot be equal to or exceed 130 hours; Must certify that they are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant; Students with prior degrees (except Associate Degree) are automatically disqualified; When combined with other forms of financial aid, the PVAMU Covenant cannot exceed the Office of Student Financial Aid’s Summer Cost of Attendance.

Graduate Award Amounts
Unfortunately, the Prairie View A&M University Summer Covenant will not be available to Graduate students for the 2010 summer semester.


Why do I have to participate in Financial and Credit Literacy Counseling?

In 2008, Prairie View A&M University’s Executive Management approved a proposal to require all students to participate in financial literacy counseling before being awarded financial aid. Therefore, all students are required to complete financial literacy counseling which is found on the Financial Aid Website under “STEPS TO APPLY FOR AND RECEIVE FINANCIAL AID, number 6, which has a link to Credit Literacy. When this link is accessed by students and the directions are followed on the link, it will satisfy the credit literacy requirement.


Am I eligible to receive a book voucher?

Prairie View A&M University makes available the use of book vouchers to students to purchase their books through the campus bookstore with their disbursed financial aid and scholarships received.  Parents can also use this method by purchasing a panther pass to be used by their son or daughter to purchase books on campus.
Eligibility
If all tuition, fees, room and board have been paid, any overage may be used towards a book voucher. Visit Auxiliary Services to obtain book voucher.
Student must have a credit balance on their fee account after all tuition & fees, meals and housing has been paid.  Voucher can be requested for an amount not to exceed the credit balance.
**FRESHMAN** if you are waiting for your aid to post and Student Financial Aid verifies your award you can get a book voucher too!
Requesting a voucher

  • Voucher may be requested through the office of Auxiliary Services in the Memorial Student Center, Room 107
  • Panther pass charge will be assessed to the student’s account and the student I.D. card will be activated with the requested amount for books.
  • Purchase books and materials at the University’s Bookstore located on the 1st floor of the Memorial Student Center using student I.D. card

How do I request a refund for the remaining balance on my student I.D. card that I did not use?

  • Go to the office of Auxiliary Services in Memorial Student Center to request a refund
  • Auxiliary Services will post a credit to your fee account
  • A refund will be issued to you either by direct deposit or a paper check mailed to the mailing address the university has on file
  • Expect 10 days for the refund to be processed after the credit has been posted to your fee account

How do I Purchase a Panther Pass for my Son or Daughter?

  • Purchase a Panther Pass through the Cashier’s office and retrieve a receipt.
  • Have your son or daughter give the receipt to the office of Auxiliary Services
  • The student’s I.D. card will be activated with the amount of the purchase
  • Purchase books and materials at the University’s Bookstore located on the 1st floor of the Memorial Student Center using student I.D. card

How do I decline my loans?

    • Written notification request to cancel or decline loans.
    • You must use the Financial Aid website to access the Forms Library to select the form to cancel Loans.  This form is required for our office to cancel any loan(s) that have been awarded.
    • The PLUS loan is an options, however if you do not want the loan, you must access the Prairie View A&M University website, choose the Financial Aid website link, select “Forms Library” on the left side, select “Loan Cancellation Form” for 2013-2014, complete and sign the form and submit to the Office of Student Financial Aid.

What is the standard turn-around time to package a student’s award once the ISIR has been received, barring verification?

Currently is 24-48 hours


How long does it take to process my financial aid documents?

 

Please allow 3-5 business days for documents to be processed on the account after receipt. It can take up to 10 business days during peak periods for those documents to process.

If you experience any further trouble, please contact our team for assistance by phone at:  936-261-1000


 

I was an incoming Freshman during the Fall term. Will my Financial Aid be held 30 days in the Spring?

Financial Aid will not be held for incoming Freshman as it is only their first semester.


What are your office hours?

 

Financial Aid Office:

Located: Memorial Student Center, 3rd Floor
Phone: 936-261-1000
Fax:
936-261-1031

Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM (CST)


 

What is the address/fax number for Admissions, Financial Aid, and the Registrar’s Office?

 

Office of Undergraduate Admissions

Mailing Address: 

Prairie View A&M University

P.O. Box 519

Mail Stop 1009

Prairie View, Texas 77446

Location:

Anderson Hall, 1st Floor

Telephone Number: 936-261-1000

Office of Graduate Admissions

Mailing Address:

Prairie View A&M University

P.O Box 519

Mail Stop 2800

Prairie View, Texas 77446

Location:

Wilhelmina F. Delco Building, Suite 120

Telephone Number: 936-261-1000

Office of Student Financial Aid

Mailing Address: 

Prairie View A&M University

P.O Box 519

Mail Stop 1005

Prairie View, Texas 77446

Location:

Memorial Student Center, 3rd Floor

Telephone Number: 936-261-1000

Fax Number: 936-261-1031

Office of the Registrar

Mailing Address: 

Prairie View A&M University

P.O Box 519

Mail Stop 1002

Prairie View, Texas 77446

Location:

Memorial Student Center, Room 302

Telephone Number: 936-261-1000

Fax Number: 936-261-1051 or 936-261-1053


What is the priority deadline for applying for financial aid?

2013-2014 Financial Aid Deadlines are as follows:
October 15, 2013 – Spring 2014 priority submission date for a complete financial aid application file.  A complete application file includes:  (1) the 2013-2014 Federal Student Aid Report received by the Office of Student Financial Aid; (2) all required documents received and processed (i.e. verification) (3) the student has been accepted for admission at PVAMU.
December 15, 2013 – Spring 2014 verification deadline.
December 15, 2013 - Final date for processing financial aid awards in advance of 2014 spring registration with the assurance that awarded funds will be available for fee payment in January.
March 15, 2014: Summer 2014 Priority Deadline for financial aid.
March 15, 2014: Fall 2014 Priority Submission deadline for financial aid.
April 15, 2014: Scholarship renewal deadline.
May 15, 2014: Summer 2014 deadline
All students should complete the FAFSA and all other documents as soon as possible after January 2.  Do not wait until after taxes are filed in April to complete the FAFSA and other documents.  However, the tax information must be used to complete the FAFSA.

  • Other information may be required for Fall 2014.
  • Awards are being posted to PantherTracks daily.
  • Aid will be disbursed to student accounts 7 days before the first class day.
  • Classes start August 29, 2014.

This information can also be found at: http://www.pvamu.edu/pages/2128.asp


What is the difference between Texas Work Study, Federal Work Study, and Student Hourly?

  • Texas Work Study: must be Texas resident and is need based;
  • Federal Work Study: must have financial need;
  • Student hourly is not need based.

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