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Grants

Gift funds which are awarded based on financial need determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and in some cases, Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).

Grant fund amounts are contingent upon enrollment status. Awards may be reduced as a result of a withdrawal, LOA or less-than-full-time enrollment status.

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Title IV funds available to students pursuing their first undergraduate degree and demonstrating a significant financial need based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Annual award amounts range from $650 to $5,730 depending upon multiple factors including: financial need, institutional cost of attendance and enrollment status.

Students are limited to a maximum lifetime award which is the equivalent of twelve (12) semesters of full-time eligibility. The Department of Education National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) reports student Pell award data. Apply by completing the FAFSA. For more information on pell grants, visit the U.S. Dept of Education.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Recipients of this Federal grant must be Pell Grant eligible. Funding for this program is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Amounts of the award range from $100 to $4,000 per year. Apply using the FAFSA.

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

Texas state program funded through a portion of tuition payments. TPEG funding is limited, awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and is available to Texas residents and non-residents with financial need. Award amounts generally range from $100 to $2000 depending on fund allocation and student eligibility. Apply using the FAFSA or TASFA.

HB 3015 – Tuition Set-Aside Grant

The HB 3015 funds are “set-aside” each year from designated tuition revenues and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to Texas residents with financial need. Award amounts usually are the same as TPEG. Apply using the FAFSA or TASFA.

 
Last edited by: chea 07/31/2014


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