ATTENTION ALL FINANCIAL AID STUDENTS:

All notifications to students (missing document letters, award letters, direct loan updates, etc.) will be sent via email to each student's primary email address. Students who need to update their primary email address must contact the Office of Admissions and Records.

One of COM's best qualities is our affordability and ability to financially assist our students. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at 409-933-8274 if you need any assistance in applying.

Applying for Financial Aid at COM

Priority Application Deadlines

The most successful financial aid applicants prepare early to submit all applications and documentation well in advance of their enrollment in order to ensure timely completion and notification of their award status.

Financial aid applicants are encouraged to submit all required financial aid documents by the following deadlines:

  • Fall – June 1
  • Spring – Nov. 1
  • Summer – May 1

Applications submitted after these dates will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and could be processed after payment deadline dates. In this situation, students must make other payment arrangements before the payment deadlines.

Direct Loan Application Deadlines

  • Fall 2013 – Nov. 1, 2013
  • Spring 2014 – April 1, 2014
  • Summer 2014 – July 1 2014

Fall 2013 – Spring 2014 direct loan request form (PDF)

Summer 2013-2014 direct loan request form (PDF)

Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals Meeting Schedule

The Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals meetings are scheduled on the second or third Friday of the month. To reduce confusion about the upcoming monthly meetings, the dates will be posted in the Financial Aid Office and also be added to the COM website home page.