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Short Term Loans

Short-term loan funds at Tarleton State University were established to provide assistance to students who experience temporary financial difficulty in connection with educationally related expenses.  These loans must be repaid with interest and/or service charge within a prescribed repayment period.  It is not the intent of this program to supplement or replace and regular long-term aid or assistance offered by the Student Financial Aid Office.  Short-term loans are available while school is in session and applicants must meet the requirements to be considered.

The Deadline For Applications For Short-Term Loans Is The Census Date For Each Semester (12Th Class Day For 16 Week Sessions-Fall/spring, 4Th Class Day For 5-Week Sessions-Summer)

Application Process 

  1. The application must be typed or printed legibly in ink and must be signed by the applicant.
  2. Incomplete applications will not be considered, please read instructions carefully before you fill out the application.
  3. Application must be turned into the Financial Aid Office for consideration.

Loan Request

Due to limited funds, short-term loans are disbursed on a first come first served basis.

Repayment Period

  1. To insure loan liquidity, a reasonable and realistic repayment period is expected of the borrower.  Loans must be repaid, with interest and fees within a prescribed period.
  2. All approved loans (except for book and personal expense loans) will be applied automatically to your Tarleton tuition and fees.
  3. If approved, your tuition and fees and/or room and board loans will be applied to your first installment automatically.  A receipt and copy of your loans will be mailed to the address on the loan application.
  4. If approved, your book loan funds will be available on your Texan Card and must be used at the Tarleton Bookstore located in the Thompson Student Center.
  5. If approved, your personal expense loan may be picked up at the cashier's window in the Administration Building.  You must have a picture ID.

Available Loans

Emergency Tuition and Fees loan

This loan is only to be used for required tuition and fees owed to Tarleton State University.  The student can have one Emergency Tuition and Fee loan per semester.  A service charge of 1.25% will be assessed. 

Tarleton Loan

The Tarleton Loan is used for Tarleton room and board only.  The amount is up to $510 and a $15 service charge will be assessed.

Enrollment in semester installment payment plan is required for Emergency Tuition and Fees and/or Tarleton Loans.  Students will be administratively enrolled in the installment/payment plan per this agreement.  A $20 installment fee will be assessed. 

Gregory Nowlin or Stephen Loans

These loans are used for Book Vouchers only and cannot exceed $500.  A $15 service charge will be assessed. 

Repayment Details For The Above Loans

Fall and Spring

Payment is due on or before 90 days after signing the promissory note or the end of the semester, whichever is earlier.


Payment is due at the end of the summer session.

Student records and transcripts will be blocked until the loan is paid in full. Payments on these loans are to be made online through Texan Bill Pay or at the Cashier's window on the Stephenville Campus.

How to Apply

Please contact the Financial Aid office at 254-968-9070 or email for more information.

Texan Bill Pay

Texan Bill Pay Instructions