Fill out the FAFSA4Caster, a simplified financial aid calculator, to determine whether you qualify for the Pell Grant. Many scholarships require applicants to be "Pell Grant eligible," meaning you must receive at least $1 from the Pell Grant to apply. If you need to know your eligibility before you've completed your FAFSA, the FAFSA4Caster is a useful tool.
In addition to the FAFSA, over 400 colleges and universities require the CSS Profile, which requests additional financial information so an institution can award non-federal aid. Seven Texas universities use the CSS Profile, including Baylor University, Rice University, and St. Edward's University.