General Eligibility Requirements

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Students with a non-degree seeking admission status are not eligible for financial aid. To receive financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study, a student must:

  1. Hold a high school diploma or GED,
  2. Be enrolled for at least six semester credit hours each semester,
  3. Maintain satisfactory academic progress in her or his course of study,
  4. Gain acceptance into a degree or certificate program,
  5. Be working toward a degree or certification program,
  6. Use all funds received through financial aid programs to meet educational cost directly related to attendance at the University,
  7. Be properly registered with Selective Service or exempt from such registration,
  8. Be a U.S. citizen, eligible permanent resident or eligible non-citizen,
  9. Not be in default on any federal student loan at any institution, and
  10. Not owe a refund on a federal student grant.
  11. Not have been convicted for possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while receiving federal or state student financial aid.

International Students Financial Aid Eligibility

Students who are not citizens or permanent residents of the United States may apply for scholarships, Emergency Loans, and Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG). Students should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for the appropriate application forms to apply for TPEG. International students may contact the Office of International Education to determine eligibility for on-campus employment.

Enrollment Requirement for Financial Aid

To be eligible for most financial aid awards, students must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree or certificate program at Texas Woman’s University. Six semester credit hours constitutes half-time enrollment at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Hours of enrollment at other colleges or universities cannot be considered to meet this enrollment requirement. Summer school applicants who plan to attend only one summer session must enroll for at least six semester credit hours during that session to receive grant, loan, or college work-study funds. Applicants enrolling in two five-week summer sessions must enroll for at least six semester credit hours in the first session to receive grant, loan, or college work-study funds during the first session. Also, developmental courses count as enrolled semester credit hours for financial aid purposes only for freshmen students (29 or fewer semester credit hours). Developmental courses include: MATH 1113, MATH 1123, and ENG 1003.

Academic Scholarships Require Full-Time Enrollment

Twelve semester credit hours constitutes full-time enrollment for undergraduate students. Nine semester credit hours constitutes full-time enrollment for graduate students. Graduating students who lack fewer than the number of semester credit hours to constitute full-time enrollment (twelve or nine respectively) may contact the Office of Student Financial Aid to request an exception to the full-time enrollment requirement for their final semester.