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Financial Aid Programs (English)

All award terms and conditions are subject to change by federal, state, and/or institutional guidelines.

*Due to limited funding, these are awarded on a first come-first serve basis to eligible students at the moment of packaging, applications received by April 1st or earlier will receive priority consideration for these awards.

Scholarships:   Awards in this category generally do not have to be repaid. Meritorious and academic achievement is required. For a complete listing of scholarships please refer to our Scholarships website.

Grants: Awards in this category generally do not have to be repaid. Financial need is required

Name Terms Available Minimum Enrollment How to Apply
Federal Pell Grant

No repayment

Limited to 18 semesters for first time Pell recipients beg. 08-09

Undergraduate

U.S. citizens or

Permanent residents working on a first degree with financial need

Award varies according to enrollment Complete the FAFSA
Federal Pell Grant - 2nd Scheduled Award

 No repayment

Limited to 18 semesters for first time Pell recipients beg. 08-09

 Undergraduate

Pell eligible students who have already received 100% of the 1st scheduled Pell grant award and continue to meet all other financial aid requirements.

At least 6 hours;

Award will vary depending in enrollment 

 Complete the FAFSA and Summer Notification (if applicable)
Academic Competitiveness Grant  No repayment  Pell eligible undergraduates in their first two years of study who completed a rigorious secondary course of study and have financial need

At least 6 hours;

Awards will vary depending on enrollment 

Complete the FAFSA and meet general eligibility requirements 
National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent (SMART) Grant  No repayment Pell eligible undergraduates in their third or fourth year of study majoring in certain specific areas of study with financial need 

At least 6 hours;

Awards will vary depending on enrollment 

Complete FAFSA and meet general eligibility requirements 
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity (SEOG) Grant*   No repayment Pell eligible undergraduates working on a first degree with financial need  6 credit hours  Complete the FAFSA 
Towards Excellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant Program*   No repayment  Undergraduate Texas Residents with financial aneed  9 credit hours  Complete the FAFSA and meet general eligibility requirements 
UTPAdvantage Program*  No repayment and program pays for tuition and fee balances not covered by other grants Undergraduate Texas Residents with family income less than $35,000 that applied before April 1st  15 credit hours  Complete the FAFSA and meet general eligibility requirements 
Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (LEAP)*  No repayment  US citizen or permanent resident classified as a Texas resident with financial need  6 credit hours  Complete the FAFSA and meet general eligibilty requirements 
 MISCG* No repayment  Graduate and Undergraduate students with financial need  6 credit hours  Complete FAFSA 
 GTAG* No repayment  Graduate students with financial need  6 credit hours  Complete the FAFSA 
Texas Public Educational Opportunity Grant (TPEG)* No repayment Undergraduate and graduate students with financial need 6 credit hours Complete the FAFSA

 

Name Terms Available to Minimum Enrollment How to Apply
Federal Work-Study Work at an hourly rate 12-15 hours a week at a job      

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