General Eligibility Requirements

Financial Aid recipients must be admitted to a degree-seeking program and must be enrolled in courses that apply directly to their degree plan.  Students with a non-degree seeking admission status, including those enrolled in Graduate Certificate programs only, or students enrolled in courses outside their degree plan, are not eligible for financial aid. To receive financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study, a student must:

  1. Be a United States Citizen or permanent resident.
  2. Be accepted by TWU in a degree program. Students admitted with non-degree seeking or certificate only status are not eligible for grants, loans, or Federal Work-Study.
  3. Not be in default on an educational loan or owe a refund for an educational grant.
  4. Use all funds received through financial aid programs to meet educational cost directly related to attendance at the University.
  5. Have declared a major if beyond freshman classification.
  6. Meet satisfactory academic progress requirements in his or her course of study.
  7. If male, be registered with Selective Service or be exempt.
  8. Have a high school diploma or GED.
  9. Not have been convicted for possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while receiving federal or state student financial aid.
  10. Be enrolled for at least six semester credit hours each semester.
  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 and the 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 International Student and Scholar Services 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 at Texas Woman’s University. Six semester credit hours constitutes half-time enrollment at the undergraduate and five hours constitutes half-time at the graduate level, with the exception of the accelerated MBA programs which require three hours to meet the half-time definition. Hours of enrollment at other colleges or universities cannot be considered to meet this enrollment requirement. Summer school applicants must be enrolled at least half-time within the summer term through any combination of one or more sessions to be eligible for most types of financial aid. 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: ENG 1003MATH 1113, MATH 1123, and READ 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 with the exception of the accelerated MBA programs which is full-time with six hours. Graduating students who lack fewer than the number of semester credit hours to constitute full-time enrollment may contact the Manager of Scholarships at scholarships@twu.edu or 940-898-3635 to request an exception to the full-time enrollment requirement for their final semester.