texas state university parent portal financial

by Lorine Deckow 4 min read

What is the TXST student portal?

This centralized location will provide you with the information you need to stay informed about the university and your student. If your student completes the online FERPA process, you will see customized information about your TXST student. Dates for Family Weekend, e-newsletters, and other campus messages will come through this portal.

Why choose Texas State for parents and families?

Parents and families provide support for their students to flourish academically, socially, emotionally, and mentally. Texas State offers a variety of programs, activities, and resources for your students to be successful and also for YOU, the parents and families!

How do I apply to Texas State University?

Take the American College Testing (ACT) or College Board (SAT) 4.) Apply to TXST 5.) Apply for Financial Aid and Complete the FAFSA 6.) Research Texas State Cost of Attendance (COA) 7.) Learn about Residency Information Stay up-to-date on what's happening on campus by joining the Texas State Family Association.

What is the Bobcat Family portal?

The Bobcat Family Portal is customized to include information relevant to you. You set the frequency of how often you would like e-newsletters, as well as the ability to log in at any time to access on-demand information. This centralized location will provide you with the information you need to stay informed about the university and your student.


Ready to Apply?

Each year, our office awards over $370 million in financial aid and scholarships to our students. Let us help you. Take the first step and apply.

Making the Grades and My Aid

Knowing how to maintain your eligibility for aid is important, and meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements is key.

New Transfer Assured Scholarship

Guaranteed scholarships for qualifying new, incoming transfer students beginning Fall of 2022.

Is My Aid Ready

For budgeting and planning purposes, it’s important to know when your aid will be disbursed.

Bobcat Promise & Pathways

Helping guarantee all Texas children have access to a higher education, regardless of their family's financial resources.

Applying for a Direct Parent PLUS Loan

Your student must accept the parent loan award via the Financial Aid tab on Texas State Self-Service.

Common Mistakes

Wrong School Year – Schools process for two award years simultaneously, so make sure the correct year is selected.

What is a parent plus loan?

Federal Parent PLUS Loan. As part of your student’s financial aid awards, we may offer you a parent Direct Loan (also known by its longer name—William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan). The lender for this loan is the federal government.

What is an alternative parent plus loan?

Alternative Parent PLUS loans are private loans offered by lending institutions. They are not part of the federal government’s Stafford (Direct) Loan program.

What is the maximum amount you can borrow in Texas?

The maximum amount you can borrow is the cost of attendance minus any financial aid you receive (for example, grants, work-study, federal student loans and federal parent loans). Be aware that the amount certified by Texas State may, in order not to exceed your cost of attendance, be less than the amount you requested on your initial application. ...

Can you borrow the difference between the cost of attendance and the amount of aid your student has been awarded or will receive?

As a parent, you can borrow the difference between the cost of attendance and the amount of aid your student has been awarded or will receive. The maximum amount that you can borrow is determined as follows: Parent (PLUS) Loan Calculation Example. Cost of Attendance.

Does Texas State offer alternative parent plus loans?

Texas State does not recommend any specific lenders for alternative Parent PLUS loans. If you believe that an alternative Parent PLUS loan may be best for you, we recommend comparing the loan products and lenders to find the best interest rate and repayment options for your situation.

Welcome, Parents and Families!

We are so excited you and your student have decided to make Texas State and Bobcat Country your new home!


Keep in touch with Parent and Family Relations for updates about events, services, and information on Texas State. Check out some of our key areas below and connect with us through our communication channels!

When does FAFSA open for financial aid?

To apply for federal aid, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA opens October 1 of the senior year, and we encourage families to complete it as early as possible. Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Is sending a child to college stressful?

Sending a child off to college can be both an exciting and a stressful experience. Whether you’re a first-time family member of a college student or you’ve done this before, there’s a lot to think about.

Welcome to Financial Services

Financial Services, as an operating unit of the Finance and Support Services Division, is an administrative support department dedicated to providing superior financial services and support for management decisions by executive officers, administrators, faculty, principle investigators, account managers, and other employees, while ensuring and maintaining the fiscal integrity of Texas State.

New Transaction to Identify COVID-19 Related Expenditures

Texas State University is required as a state agency to report expenditures directly related to COVID-19. To provide the reporting, campus departments need to identify documents for any COVID-19 related expenditures as early as January 20, 2020 and until further notice.