Eligibility

  1. How do I qualify for financial aid? 
  2. I do not think I will qualify for Financial Aid. Should I still apply?
  3. Why do I have to complete the Statement of Student Compliance with Selective Service Registration Form?
  4. How do I get Financial Aid for Summer School?


How do I qualify for financial aid?

Complete the FAFSA by going to www.fafsa.ed.gov.


I do not think I will qualify for Financial Aid. Should I still apply?

Yes. You may be eligible for other forms of student aid that are non-need based. Also, some scholarships require the FAFSA to be on file at your institution.

In order to simplify the application process, gather required documents and other information ahead of time. The following will also help you with the process:


Why do I have to complete the Statement of Student Compliance with Selective Service Registration Form?

According to Texas Education Code section 51.9095, an individual may not receive a loan grant, scholarship, or other financial assistance funded by state revenue, including federal funds or gifts and grants accepted by this state, or receive a student loan guaranteed by this state or the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, unless the individual files a statement of the student’s selective service status with the institution or other entity granting or guaranteeing the financial assistance as required by this section.

Please note, according to federal law, international students (foreign males) between the ages of 18 and 25 living in the United States are required to register with selective service. International students without Social Security Numbers must go to your local post office and complete the Selective Service card and mail it to the Selective Service Office.

Hence, all students are required to complete the Statement of Student Compliance with Selective Service.

Eligibility/Special Circumstances

What if my financial situation has changed since I filed my FAFSA?

Federal regulations allow a financial aid administrator to consider unusual circumstances that may affect a student’s financial aid award (s). Examples of special circumstances include: divorce, death, change or loss of employment, or disability after the Free Application for Federal Student Aid is processed.

In order to be considered for a special circumstance, please complete the Special Circumstances Form. You may obtain the form via our online Forms Library at http://pvamu.edu/pages/1950.asp.


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 

  • 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).

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