Grants

Grants are gift-aid, which means they do not need to be repaid. They are awarded based on your financial need. Funding is limited, so students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as well as unsatisfied student requirements as soon as possible. All grants awarded, unless otherwise noted, are based upon the hours of enrollment and will be adjusted accordingly after the census date of each semester enrolled.

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant is the foundation source for all other aid programs. The grant is given by the government and is based on your EFC number provided on your FAFSA. All applicants are required to submit the FAFSA for all grants. No other need-based assistance grants, loans, or work-study can be awarded until a student’s eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is determined. When a student files a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the government processes the application and sends a Student Aid Report to the student's address. The student then should submit the unsatisfied required documents listed on their “MyFinancialAid?” tab. The final Pell Grant will be determined at the time of enrollment.
 

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

The SEOG grant is specifically intended to undergraduate students with the lowest EFC number as determined by your FAFSA. If you are no longer eligible to receive a Pell Grant award due to having exceeded the Pell Grant lifetime eligibility limit you will also no longer be eligible to receive this grant.
 

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

This grant provides limited state funds for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. This grant is available to residents as well as non-residents. Students have to be registered for Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement to be eligible. Only in-state (Texas) colleges or universities may participate in the program. Only public colleges or universities participate in the program.
 

TEXAS Education Opportunity Grant (TEOG)

The Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program provides grants to financially needy students enrolled in Texas public two-year colleges. To be eligible for the grant, a student must be a Texas resident; apply for available financial assistance; show financial need; if applying for the first-time award, have a family contribution of no more than $5,609 and have less than 30 attempted credit hours; registered for the Selective Service or be exempt from this requirement; be enrolled at least 1/2 time (6 semester credit hours) in an associate degree or certificate program at a two-year college in Texas; have not been granted an associate or a baccalaureate degree and have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving a controlled substance. Funding is limited, so you need to submit your FAFSA application as soon as possible after October 1st and before January 1st. The financial aid office will determine your eligibility.

Students who continue in college and who meet program academic standards can receive awards for up to 75 semester credit hours, for four years, or until they receive an associate degree, whichever comes first. The academic requirements for continuing in the program are completion of at least 75 percent of the hours taken in the prior academic year; overall college grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.