The FAFSA must be completed for consideration for the awards listed below:
Federal PELL Grant - Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) - To provide grant aid to financially needy students enrolled in Texas public 2-year colleges.
Students who continue in college and who meet program academic requirements can receive awards for up to 75 semester credit hours, for four years, or until they receive and associate’s degree, whichever comes first.
Eligibility is determined by the financial aid office.
TOP 10 Percent Scholarship Program - The 80th Texas Legislature created the Top 10 Percent Scholarship to encourage students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class to attend a Texas public institution of higher education. Qualifying students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) by March 15, 2016** and have financial need may be eligible to receive up to $2,000 if they enroll full time in a Texas public college or university in the fall 2016 semester. Students who submit their FAFSA after March 1 will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds have been spent. Funds will only be available until August 31, 2016.
* Funding for Initial Awards is not available for academic year 2016-2017
Requirements for Continuation Awards (contingent upon available funding)
**FAFSA or TASFA must be processed and cannot be in a REJECT status; a 2016-2017 Student Aid Report (SAR) for the student must be on file at the college or university by March 15, 2016.