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 Student Financial Aid's website for additional information.
Texas Public Education Grant
The Texas Public Education Grant is a state grant which is awarded to eligible Texas residents, non-residents, and international undergraduate and graduate students based on documented financial need. Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking academic program. Awards vary in size depending on the student's eligibility. Recipients receive funds by credit to their university student account. International students must submit a copy of their Form I-20 to apply for this grant.
Board Authorized Tuition Grant
The Board Authorized Tuition Grant is a state grant that is awarded to graduate and undergraduate Texas residents based on documented financial need. Recipients must be enrolled at least half-time in a degree-seeking academic program and must not be receiving scholarships, grants, or other non-loan financial assistance that equals or exceeds the amount owed for tuition and fees. The average award is $2000 annually. Recipients receive funds by credit to their university student account.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program can provide up to $4,000 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate 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. Students may receive up to $16,000 for undergraduate study and up to $8,000 for graduate study. Part-time students are eligible, but the maximum grant will be reduced.
Student Eligibility Requirements
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the year you are applying, although you do not have to demonstrate financial need. TWU School Code 003646.
- Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Be enrolled in coursework that is necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework. Coursework that will prepare a student to teach in a high-need subject area (e.g., math courses for a student who intends to be a math teacher) is acceptable.
- Meet the following academic achievement requirements:
- Score above the 75th percentile on one of the following college admissions test(s) — SAT, ACT, or GRE, or
- Graduate from High School with a Cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 on a 4.0 scale and maintain a cumulative GPA of at least 3.25 throughout your academic program for which you receive a TEACH Grant.
- Complete TEACH Grant counseling.
- Sign a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and Promise to Pay each year with the U.S. Department of Education (Agreement must be completed if you are awarded a TEACH Grant).