Central Texas College

Grants

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.

Eligibility Requirements:

 

  • Show exceptional financial need as determined by the Department of Education by completing a FAFSA
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Make satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
  • Register with Selective Service, if required
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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - To provide financial assistance to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need.

Eligibility Requirements:

 

  • Show exceptional financial need by completing a FAFSA, with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) lower than the federal cut-off rate, which is set each year
  • Enroll at least half-time
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Make satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
  • Register with Selective Service, if required
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Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) - To provide grant aid to financially needy students enrolled in Texas public 2-year colleges.

Eligibility Requirements:

 

  • Be a Texas resident
  • Show financial need by completing a FAFSA
  • Initial award, have a family contribution of no more than $4,800
  • Register for Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement
  • Enrolled at least part-time in the first 30 hours in an associate’s degree or certificate program
  • Have not been granted an associate’s or baccalaureate degree; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving a controlled substance

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.

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TOP 10 Perent 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, 2014** 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 2014 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, 2014.

Eligibility Requirements:

Initial Eligibility Requirements

 

  • Be a Texas resident
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Complete a 2014-2015 FAFSA or TASFA (if applicable) and file by March 15, 2014**
  • Complete Recommended or Distinguished Achievement HS curriculum
  • Rank in the top 10 percent (as of his/her 7th semester or 6th if the college uses that semester for admissions)
  • Graduate from an accredited high school in Texas
  • Enroll full time in a Texas public 2-year or 4-year college or university in fall 2014

Renewal Requirements (contingent upon available funding)

 

  •  Complete 30 semester credit hours in the previous year
  • Maintain cumulative 3.25 GPA
  • Complete at least 75 percent of hours attempted

Application Process

 

  • Students must meet all eligibility and ranking criteria
  • Complete a 2014-2015 FAFSA or TASFA (if applicable) and file by March 15, 2014**
  • Please contact our office directly if you meet the eligibility requirements

**FAFSA or TASFA must be processed and cannot be in a REJECT status; a 2014-2015 Student Aid Report (SAR) for the student must be on file at the college or university by March 15, 2014.