I am currently Aerospace Engineering at UT-Austin. I have filled out a fafsa every single semester and I have never gotten even $10. I'm just building up my debt with loans hoping to pay it off quick with an engineering salary. My brother graduated last semester from UT-Austin and he never got any aid during the four and half years he was here. It pretty much comes down to how much money your parents make when looking for aid from the government. Mine make to much so me and my brother haven't ever received anything. In my experience, neither Texas (the state) nor Texas (the University) are eager to give out money in any circumstances. The only break I have ever gotten is in state tuition which is about half of out of state.