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Scholarships & Financial Aid

​Grants

​Pell Grant

Federal Pell grant is offered to students who submit the FAFSA, and is based on financial need.  The U.S. Department of Education sets eligibility amounts for the Pell grant each academic year, and it is typically offered to students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that falls within a certain range.

For the 2017-2018 school year, the award amount can be from $303—$5920, for students whose EFC is less than $5328. The Pell grant is only available to Undergraduate students, and is limited to the equivalent of 12 full-time semesters.

For more detailed information about the Pell grant, visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/types/grants-scholarships/pell.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Federal SEOG if offered to students who are Pell eligible as a supplement to help cover expenses.  Funding for SEOG is limited, and not all students who are eligible for the Pell grant will receive an award.

TEXAS Grant (Towards EXcellence, Access, and Success Grant Program)

The TEXAS Grant was established to assist well-prepared high school graduates with college expenses.  The TEXAS Grant is available to both FAFSA and TASFA students.  There are very specific requirements that must be met in order for students to be eligible for the TEXAS Grant. Priority Deadline is March 15th. Students submitting a valid FAFSA or TASFA application by this date are given priority in receiving awards through the state financial aid programs.

For a complete list of TEXAS Grant eligibility criteria please visit the College For All Texans website. Available funding and maximum award amounts are determined by the Texas state legislature.

Maintaining Eligibility

To remain eligible for TEXAS grant from year to year students must meet certain academic requirements:
  • At the end of the first year, students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements:
    • Have at least a 2.0 UHD GPA on a 4.0 scale
    • Complete 73% of overall hours attempted, and
  • At the end of the second and subsequent years, students must:
    • Have at least a 2.5 UHD GPA on a 4.0 scale,
    • Complete at least 24 credit hours each year

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) is offered to students based on financial need and availability of funds.  Funding for TPEG is limited, and not all students who are eligible for Pell will receive an award.  TPEG is available to both FAFSA and TASFA students.

Mandated Designated Tuition Grant for Undergraduate or Graduate (MDTU/MDTG)

Need-based grants have been made available through state tuition deregulation.  Mandated Designated Tuition Grant (MDTU/MDTG) is offered to students based on financial need and availability of funds.  MDTU/MDTG is available to both FAFSA and TASFA students.


 

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Last updated 9/17/2018 10:17 AM