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The Federal Student Aid Program Of the U.S. Department of Education offers qualified students grants and loans for the purpose of attending schools with qualified programs.

The STC Academy’s financial aid officers will assist you in determining if you qualify for federal student aid. In addition to financial aid, Southern Texas Careers Academy offers a no-interest payment plan to qualified students. Please allow our financial aid counselors to help you design a program that is right for you.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step in the financial aid process. You use the FAFSA to apply for federal student aid, such as grants and loans. This is a free application and you should not be charged for completing it. Visit the FAFSA website at to begin your application.

Financial aid applicants can receive a program cost estimate using an online calculator developed by U.S. Department Of Education Net Price Calculator


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Texas Veterans Commission


Dislocated Workers Program


State Grant Assistance

State and scholarship assistance are not coordinated through the school. Federal Consumer Information in the Student Catalog, is available to all students during the pre-enrollment process, the general public, and to all staff upon request.


National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS)

NSLDS (National Student Loan Data System) is available at NSLDS where borrower’s loan history can be reviewed. Students without Internet access can identify their loan holders by calling 1-800-4-fed-aid. The borrowers will be made aware that the information on the NSLDS site is updated by schools and the Department of Education, and may not always have the most current information available. Information is accessible by guaranty agencies, lenders, and institutions determined to be authorized users of the data system.

Entrance/Exit Loan Counseling


Entrance/Exit Loan Counseling

Direct Loan Center of Advice & Debt Managing Strategies for prospective and enrolled students & parent.


Notice of Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations

Students with a state or federal drug conviction for possession or sale of illegal drugs must meet the following requirements to be eligible. A student must resolve any drug conviction as outlined in 34 CRF 668.32: A federal or state drug conviction can disqualify a student for FSA funds. The student self-certifies in applying for aid that s/he is eligible; STC Academy will only confirm if conflicting information is received. A conviction that was reversed, set aside, or removed from the student’s record, received when the student was a juvenile unless s/he was tried as an adult are not considered. All other convictions for sale (includes convictions for conspiring to sell drugs) and/or possession are subject to the following: Possession of illegal drugs, Sale of illegal drug 1st Offense 1 year from date of conviction 2 years from date of conviction, 2nd Offense 2 years from date of conviction, Indefinite period 3rd Offense Indefinite period. If both offenses apply, the student will be ineligible for the longer period. A student regains eligibility the day after the period of ineligibility ends or when s/he successfully completes a qualified drug rehabilitation program. Further drug convictions will make him/her ineligible again. A qualified drug rehabilitation program must include at least two unannounced drug tests and must satisfy at least one of the following requirements: be qualified to receive funds directly or indirectly from a federal, state, or local government program, be qualified to receive payment directly or indirectly from a federal or state-licensed insurance company, be administered or recognized by federal, state or local government agency or court, or be administered or recognized by a federal or state-licensed hospital, health clinic, or medical doctor.

Financial Aid Office

Office hours: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. or by appointment

Phone number: 956-687-7772

Fax number: 956-687-7773