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Texas Southmost College

Website: http://www.tsc.edu

Mailing Address:

Texas Southmost College
Office of Admissions and Records
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520

Fall 2017- Financial Aid priority date March 1, 2017

Fall 2017 – Apply TX Deadline for Fall August 22, 2017

Fall 2017- Registration Deadline and Payment due August 23, 2017

Spring 2018 – Financial Aid priority date October 15, 2017

Spring 2018- Apply TX Deadline for Spring January 9, 2018

Spring 2018- Registration Deadline and Payment due January 10, 2018

Complete Apply Texas

Submit required documentation:

  • High School Transcript
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis
  • TSI Scores


Please see our Enrollment Checklist for more details:


Complete Apply Texas

  • Submit High School Transcript and any other college or university transcripts
  • Proof of Residency
  • Proof of Bacterial Meningitis
  • Testing

Please visit our transfer page for more detailed information:


Federal Pell Grant

Program for students with documented financial need as determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Pell Grant is money that the student does not need to repay. The student must be making satisfactory academic progress and must also meet the additional eligibility requirements outlined in the Eligibility Requirements section. Applicants with the equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree from anywhere in the world are not eligible for this grant. The enrollment status of the student i.e. full-time, three-quarter time or half-time will have a proportional effect on the amount of money the student may receive.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Program designed for students showing exceptional need and Federal Pell Grant eligibility. This is also a program that does not have to be repaid. Awards average $500. Funds are awarded to eligible students on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are exhausted. Applicants with the equivalent of a Bachelor’s Degree are not eligible for this grant.

State Grant

State grants are awarded based on financial aid as determined by the results in the FAFSA. State grants provide financial aid that does not have to be repaid. Some grants require the student to maintain a certain grade point average (GPA or take certain courses. We encourage students to apply by submitting their FAFSA by the priority deadline of March 15th.


Work Study


Program Information

Many students must work while attending school to help pay for their educational expenses. Student work-study programs provide good jobs, generally on-campus, that students often find helpful.

State and federal funding is provided to schools for student work-study programs. This funding is limited and is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are exhausted. Once placed in a job, students may work up to 19 hours per week until the awarded amount is earned – generally for a semester.

TSC college work-study participants are paid at least the federal minimum hourly rate.

Work-study applicants must:

  • Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must submit a FAFSA for each academic year in which they want to participate in the work-study program.
  • Be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S.
  • Have financial aid need, as defined by work-study program regulations.
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements.
  • Register at least half-time during fall/spring semesters and at least 1 credit hour during summer sessions.
  • Be willing and able to work.

The state work-study program requires applicants to be Texas residents attending a public or non-profit independent college or university in Texas. The state program further requires that students be enrolled at least half-time and not be on an athletic scholarship or enrolled in a seminary or other program leading to ordination or licensure to preach.

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a program covered under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, intended “to strengthen the educational resources of our colleges and universities and to provide financial assistance for students in postsecondary and higher education.”

The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to provide a more efficient way to access the information required for completing the College Work-Study program. A Work Study Handbook (PDF) for students and supervisors is available to help clarify questions regarding the program.


Special Programs



Exemptions are a type of financial assistance allowing some Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition, or in some cases, tuition and fees.

Below is a list of exemptions offered at Texas Southmost College.

3rd Party Contracts

  • Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan



Visit our page for scholarships:


Texas Residents Non-Texas
In-District Out-District Non-Resident International
1 $312.00 $362.00 $412.00 $412.00
2 $429.00 $529.00 $629.00 $629.00
3 $546.00 $696.00 $846.00 $846.00
4 $663.00 $863.00 $1063.00 $1063.00
5 $780.00 $1030.00 $1280.00 $1280.00
6 $897.00 $1197.00 $1497.00 $1497.00
7 $1014.00 $1364.00 $1714.00 $1714.00
8 $1131.00 $1531.00 $1931.00 $1931.00
9 $1248.00 $1698.00 $2148.00 $2148.00
10 $1365.00 $1865.00 $2365.00 $2365.00
11 $1482.00 $2032.00 $2582.00 $2582.00
12 $1599.00 $2199.00 $2799.00 $2799.00
13 $1716.00 $2366.00 $3016.00 $3016.00
14 $1833.00 $2533.00 $3233.00 $3233.00
15 $1950.00 $2700.00 $3450.00 $3450.00

Tuition and Fees Details

This is an estimate of tuition and fees based upon a general education student taking up to 15 credit hours.  Fees will vary depending on courses and labs for which a student is enrolled.

Tuition and Fees are subject to change by the Texas Southmost College Board of Trustees.

Tuition and fees are subject to a cap at 15 semester credit hours.