Grants

Various grant programs are funded by federal and state governments, the university or a combination of these agencies. Grant awards may be limited due to availability of funds. Grants DO NOT have to be repaid. General requirements for grant programs stipulate that the student

  • must be in good standing (a 2.0 overall grade point average - 3.0 overall grade point average for graduates),
  • must be maintaining academic satisfactory progress,
  • must not be in default on any loan made from a student loan fund at any institution, and
  • must not owe a refund on any grant previously received.

These grants may be awarded to students who complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) every year, meet the January 15th FAFSA priority deadline, and demonstrate financial need. 

Federal Pell Grant

The Pell Grant is a federal aid program designed to provide financial assistance to eligible undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need, are admitted into a degree-seeking program, maintain satisfactory academic progress, are not default on any loan made from a student loan fund at any institution, and are registered for the Selective Service or exempt from this requirement. The amount of the grant is based on the computed Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Students enrolled for less than full-time will receive a reduced grant award. Pell Grant eligibility is limited to undergraduate students. Eligibility must be re-established each year by completing the FAFSA.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

FSEOG provides grants to students who demonstrate the greatest financial need. Eligible students must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who are accepted for admission and are enrolled at least half-time as undergraduate students. Students must be admitted into a degree-seeking program, maintain satisfactory academic progress, are not in default on any loan made from a student loan fund at any institution, and are registered for the Selective Service or exempt from this requirement. 

Toward EXcellence Access and Success (TEXAS Grant)

Program established to provide need-based financial aid grants to eligible Texas residents to enable them to attend an institution of higher education. More information and eligibility requirements are available at College of Texans Webpage.

Institutional Grants

General requirements for grant programs stipulate that the student must demonstrate financial need, be admitted into a degree-seeking program, must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress, must not be in default on any loan made from a student load fund at any institution, must register for the Selective Service or be exempt from this requirement.  

Resident Public Educational Grant (RPEG)

Available to Texas residents. Campus-based grant for undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need. RPEG funds are typically awarded until they are exhausted via a strategic model. The institution will exercise flexibility and award amounts will vary. 

Non-resident Public Educational Incentive Grant (NPEG)

This grant is available to students who are not considered Texas residents. Campus-based grant for undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need. NPEG funds are typically awarded until they are exhausted via a strategic model. The institution will exercise flexibility and award amounts will vary. 

Undergraduate Tuition Grant

An institutional-based grant awarded to undergraduate students with financial need. This grant is available to student who are considered Texas residents. The institution will exercise flexibility and award amounts will vary.