The purpose of the TEXAS Grant program is to provide a grant of money to enable well-prepared eligible students to attend public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education in Texas. The priority in making awards is to provide continued funding to recipients already enrolled in the program who are in college and making progress towards their degrees.
New students may be eligible to receive this grant by either completing the recommended or higher curriculum in high school after the Fall of 1998 or receiving their first associate’s degree on or after the May 2001. Eligible students must also demonstrate financial need and be enrolled at least ¾ time to qualify for this grant.
Due to limited funding within this program, not all new students who meet the eligibility requirements will receive awards. Beginning with the 2013-14 academic year, priority for funding must be given to new students completing the recommended or higher curriculum in high school, applying by the state priority deadline of March 15, and meeting at least 2 of the 4 criteria from the priority model requirements shown below:
|Advanced Academic Program
12 hours of college credit (dual credit or AP courses), complete the Distinguised Achievement Program (DAP), or complete the International Baccalaureate Program (IB).
||Meet the Texas Success Initiatives (TSI) assessment thresholds or qualify for an exemption.
||Graduate in the top one/third of the HS graduating class or have a B average.
||Complete at least one math course beyond Algebra II in HS.
Students may be eligible to receive this grant by either completing the recommended or higher curriculum in high school after the Fall of 1998 or receiving their first associate’s degree on or after the May 2001. Eligible students must also demonstrate financial need and be enrolled at least ¾ time to qualify for this grant.
Once students receive this grant, they must maintain academic standards to continue in the program for the following year. At the end of the first year, a student entering the program must be meeting the school's Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
For the second and subsequent years, students must comply with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board standards, where they must earn 24 new credit hours, maintain a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 and complete 75% of their coursework for that academic year. Funds cannot be guaranteed for renewal students applying after October 1st of the upcoming academic year.
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New transfer students that received TEXAS Grant at another institution can have their eligibility for TEXAS Grant reviewed at UTPA by completing the Renewal TEXAS Grant Transfer Form. If eligible, a TEXAS Grant award will reflect on the student’s account within two weeks from the date the request was submitted.
TEXAS Grant Workshops:
All TEXAS Grant recipients are required to complete the online TEXAS Grant Workshop to accept their award. The purpose of the TEXAS Grant workshop is to inform the grant recipient of the requirements needed to stay in the program. Important topics such as academic requirements, how long the student may receive the TEXAS Grant and how to apply for the TEXAS Grant are covered in the workshops.
Entering Freshmen, Renewals, and Associate Students:
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