Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEOG)

Program Purpose

To provide grant aid to financially needy students enrolled in Texas public two-year colleges.

Eligibility Requirements

To receive a initial award through the TEOG Program, a student must:

  • Be registered with Selective Service, or be exempt;
  • Have a 9 month EFC of no more than $4,800;
  • Be classified by the institution as a Texas resident ;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance;
  • Not be concurrently receiving a renewal TEXAS Grant; and
  • Be enrolled at least half-time and awarded in the first 30 hours (or its equivalent) of an associate’s degree or certificate program(excluding credits for dual enrollment or by examination);

 

To receive a renewal award through the TEOG Program, a student must:

  • Be enrolled at least half-time as a studnet who previously received a TEOG award and has not yet been granted an associates's degree or baccalaureate degree;
  • Be classified by the institution as a Texas resident ;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance;
  • Not be concurrently receiving a renewal TEXAS Grant; and
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress:

                    2.5 Cumulative GPA

                   75% successful completion of attempted hours

 

Eligible Institutions

Use is limited to public community colleges, public technical colleges, or public state colleges in Texas. Public State Colleges include: Lamar State College at Orange; Lamar State College at Port Arthur, and Lamar Institute of Technology.

Award Amount

The maximum award amount for 2014-2015 is

Institution Type
Award Maximum Per Year
Award Maximum Per Semester Based on Census Date Enrollment
 
 
Full-Time
(12 or more SCH’s)
Three-Quarter Time
(9-11 SCH’s)
Half-Time
(6-8 SCH’s)
< Half-Time
(1-5 SCH’s)
Public State Colleges
 
$8,000
 
$4,000
$3,000
$2,000
$0
Public Community Colleges
 
$2,700
 
$1,350
$1,013
$675
$0
Public Technical Colleges
 
$4,700
 
$2,350
$1,763
$1,175
$0

Application Process

You apply when you complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). Funding is limited, so you need to submit your application as soon as possible after January 1st. The financial aid office at each college and university will determine your eligibility.

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