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Grants

Federal, state, and institutional grants are available to help cover your cost of obtaining a higher education. These grants are awarded on the basis of financial need, so not all students will qualify. If you are awarded a grant, it is considered gift aid. In other words, you do not need to repay a grant as you would a student loan. Below is a list of the grants offered to undergraduates at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.

Federal Pell Grant

The Federal Pell Grant awards are based on level of enrollment and Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Students must meet all eligibility criteria for receiving Federal aid and must be pursuing their first bachelor's or professional degree. The maximum Pell Grant for award year 2013-2014 is $5,645.

Toward Excellence, Access, and Success Grant (TEXAS Grant)

This state grant is awarded to students who are working on their first undergraduate degree. Students must also meet certain financial need requirements and have earned either a recommended or distinguished achievement high school diploma. To be eligible for the TEXAS Grant at TAMUCT, you must:

  • have previously received a TEXAS Grant
  • be a resident of Texas
  • have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance
  • have financial need (as demonstrated by FAFSA)
  • have not exhausted TEXAS Grant eligibility
  • meet TEXAS Grant Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)—see below
  • enroll in an undergraduate degree program on at least a three-quarter time basis

OR

  • have earned an associate degree from a public technical, state or community college in Texas and
  • enroll in any public university in Texas no more than 12 months after receiving the associate degree.
  • be a resident of Texas
  • have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance
  • have an Expected Financial Contribution (EFC) less than or equal to 4000
  • enroll in an undergraduate degree program on at least a three-quarter time basis

TEXAS Grant SAP Requirements

  • At the end of the first year, a student entering the program must meet TAMUCT Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirement.
  • At the end of the second year in the program or later, all students must complete at least 75% of the hours attempted in the prior academic year, have an overall college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and complete at least 24 semester credit hours per year.

Important: The award amount (including state and institutional funds) is equal to the student's tuition and required fees. Preference will be given to students with the lowest EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) and will continue as funds permit.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SFEOG) is a program for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. Only Pell Grant recipients with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of zero will be considered.

Additional Resources

For additional information regarding state grant and scholarship programs please visit the Texas Coordinating Board website. For information regarding Exemption Programs (e.g., Tuition and Fees or Certified Educational Aide Exemption Program), please contact Student Financial Assistance.

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