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Tuition and fees associated with the Texas A&M Engineering Academy program are handled separately by Dallas County Community College District and Texas A&M University. Students are billed by each institution based on the number of credit hours taken at each institution.
Students in the Texas A&M Engineering Academy at Dallas County Community College District are coded as non-degree seeking (NDS) at Texas A&M University while they are co-enrolled.
As such, students seeking to apply for financial aid will submit their FAFSA to their local community college and apply for financial aid with their local community college listed as their home institution.
As per the Engineering Academy agreement, the combined credit hours from both the community college and Texas A&M University will be used to assess enrollment status required for financial aid.
Students in the Engineering Academy will apply for scholarships through their DCCCD college while they are co-enrolled. Once they are prepared to transition to Texas A&M University as a full-time student in a College of Engineering degree-granting major, they can submit a Texas A&M University “continuing student” scholarship application.
Specific information and application deadlines are available on the Texas A&M University Scholarships website.
The application will not be considered until the student’s record is officially updated from NDS to “degree seeking.”
This change occurs once the student receives Entry-to-a-Major and indicates the term they will fully transition to Texas A&M.
Students are encouraged to speak with the academic advising office of their admitted major to determine if there are any other department-specific scholarship applications they can submit. Students in the Engineering Academy are not considered for Texas A&M University “transfer” scholarships since they are already Texas A&M University students once they enter the Engineering Academy, and they do not submit an Apply Texas transfer application when they enter a College of Engineering degree-granting major.