Grants are awards of funds which do not require repayment and are usually awarded based on documented financial need. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required. Visit the Office of Financial Aid 's website for additional information.
Texas Public Education Grant
This Texas grant is awarded to eligible Texas resident, non-Texas resident, and international students both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Awards range from $100 to $2,400 depending upon the student’s eligibility.
Board Authorized Tuition Grant
The Board Authorized Grant 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 awarded to eligible students who enroll in coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework. Awards provide up to $4,000 per year ($16,000 total for four-year programs) in grants to students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at schools that serve students from low-income families. Graduate students are also eligible for $4,000 per year ($8,000 total). For students who receive the TEACH Grant, but fail to teach at least four years in an eligible curriculum, the grant becomes an interest bearing loan. Eligible applicants must have scored above the 75th percentile on the SAT, ACT, or GRE, or have graduated from high school with a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.25 throughout the academic program for which the TEACH Grant is issued.
To avoid repaying the TEACH Grant as a loan with interest, a recipient must be a highly-qualified, full-time teacher in a high-need subject area, for at least four years within eight years of graduation, at a school serving low-income students.