Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEOG)

Program Purpose

To provide grant aid to students with financial need that are enrolled in Texas public two-year colleges.


Eligibility Requirements

 To receive an initial year (IY) award through the TEOG Program, a student must:

  • Be registered with Selective Service, or be exempt 
  • 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
  • Be enrolled at least half-time and awarded in the first 30 hours (or its equivalent) of an associate degree or certificate program (excluding credits for dual enrollment or by examination). 

To receive a renewal year (RY) award through the TEOG Program, a student must:

Be enrolled at least half-time as a student who previously received a TEOG award and has not yet been granted an associate 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 

 Each recipient’s maximum time frame must be monitored to ensure compliance. The maximum time frame for receiving the grant is the first of:

  • 4 years from the start of the semester in which the student received the first award through the program;
  • 75 Semester Credit Hours (SCH's) attempted while receiving the grant; or
  • Completion of an associate degree.   

Beginning with awards for the 2015-2016 academic year, a student's eligibility for TEOG ends once he or she has attempted 75 SCH's or the equivalent, unless the student is granted a hardship extension. 


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

 Eligible students may receive up to $5,876/year in TEOG funds during the 2019-20 academic year.



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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