University description (as per official university website)
About Texas Southern University - a special purpose institution of higher education for urban programming
Texas Southern University, one of the nationís largest HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities), possesses an impressive array of undergraduate and graduate programs, a diverse faculty, 80-plus student organizations, and an alumni network comprised of educators, entrepreneurs, public servants, lawyers, pilots, artists, and more, many of whom are change agents on the local, national and international stage. Nestled upon a sprawling 150-acre campus, Texas Southern University has served as a cornerstone for developing the greatest potential in leaders from various socio-economic, cultural, and racial backgrounds.
Texas Southern University is located in Houston, TX, the fourth largest city in the US, and one of the fastest-growing and forward-moving cities in the world. As residents of this international city, Texas Southern students are privy to numerous opportunities and experiences, facts that led noted social forecaster Joel Kotkin to declare that Houston offers one of Americaís most compelling models for urban greatness (according to his study entitled Opportunity Urbanism: An Emerging Paradigm for the 21st Century).
Texas Southern is located in the heart of the city, in Houstonís historic Third Ward, giving its students and faculty easy access to the Museum District, neighboring educational institutions (Houston Community College, the University of Houston, Rice University, and the University of St. Thomas), the Texas Medical Center, City Hall, downtown Houston, and all of the cityís major freeways.
More than 9,500 students, along with nearly 1,500 faculty and staff comprise the Universityís community, and like its curricula, the student body is characterized by diversity. While many of the undergraduate and graduate students enrolled are native Texans, the student and faculty population is represented by almost every state in the country, including the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico, and by more than 50 nations. Texas Southern's international student population hails from such places as Africa, Canada, the Canal Zone, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Europe, Mexico, South Asia, and the West Indies.A
MISSION AND VISION
Texas Southern University is a comprehensive, historically Black institution of higher education dedicated to providing quality instruction, scholarly research, and socially responsible public service. Consistent with its statutory designations as both a statewide general purpose and a special purpose institution for urban programming, the University offers bachelorís, masterís, doctoral, and professional degrees. Committed to providing access and opportunity, it enrolls an academically and ethnically diverse student body. Through their teaching and research, the distinguished faculty members produce competent graduates who are poised to make positive contributions to humanity.
Financial Assistance Application Process
The entire process takes at least 10 weeks, once all required information is submitted and filled out correctly. So it is important for you to get started as soon as possible and complete all the required forms.
PRIORITY DEADLINE - The priority date for submitting all documents required for financial aid awards is April 15.
Some student aid funds are limited and the demand is usually greater than funds available. Priority status is given to students who apply by the priority date. Begin to File the FAFSA as early as January 1 in order to meet the priority deadline.
Late applications processed after the priority deadline will be processed as time and volume permit. Late applicants should be prepared to meet initial down payment at registration and pay applicable service charges while waiting for financial aid to be processed.