Two to three weeks after you and your parents complete your federal tax return, you should complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov . This is your application for all federal, state and institutional financial aid. All students are expected to file the FAFSA each year in order to receive scholarships or grants from Texarkana College. If you need assistance completing the FAFSA, contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4FEDAID. You will need to have a valid Social Security Number (SSN) to apply for federal student aid and complete the FAFSA. If you do not have an SSN, you should apply for one at your local Social Security Office.