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Money for College: Scholarships, Grants, & More

This guide will point you towards available scholarship and other opportunities to get money while in college.

Federal Pell Grants

The Federal Pell Grant Program provides need-based grants to low-income undergraduate and certain [graduate] students to promote access to [grad school]. Grant amounts are dependent on: the student's expected family contribution (EFC); the cost of attendance (as determined by the institution); the student's enrollment status (full-time or part-time); and whether the student attends for a full academic year or less.

Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program

Program Purpose: Provide grant aid to students with financial need who are enrolled in a Texas public two-year college.

Note: Funding is limited. Each year institutions try to award funds to as many eligible students as possible. However, all eligible students may not receive funding.

To be eligible for a TEOG award, a student must:

  • Be classified by the institution as a Texas resident
  • Be registered with Selective Service, or be exempt
  • Have financial need, as determined by the institution
  • Be enrolled at least half-time as an undergraduate student at an eligible 2-year institution
  • Not have attempted more than 30 semester credit hours (excluding credits for dual enrollment or by examination)
  • Not have earned an associate or baccalaureate degree
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance