Texas Public Education Grant
This grant is awarded on the basis of financial need. Awards range from $100 to $2,400 depending upon the student’s eligibility.
Graduate Board Authorized Tuition Grant (GBAT)
GBAT is a Texas Grant that is awarded to graduate Texas residents based upon financial need. Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time (6 semester credit hours/semester) in a degree or certification program, unless all regular coursework has been completed and less than half-time enrollment is in professional paper, thesis, dissertation, or an equivalent course. The average award is $1,600 annually. Recipients receive funds by credit to their university account.
This grant is available to students who are enrolled in coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching. Applicants must have a cumulative 3.25 GPA, or higher, each semester and have a score above the 75th percentile on an admissions test such as the SAT, ACT or GRE. Recipients must agree to teach for at least four years in a specified subject area (mathematics, science, foreign language, bilingual education, special education, as a reading specialist or other “high need” fields.) If service is not met, the grant must be repaid as an Unsubsidized Direct Stafford Loan, with interest from the date(s) of original disbursement.