Tuition Equalization Grant Program (TEG)

Program Purpose

To provide grant aid to students with financial need to enable them to attend private, non-profit colleges or universities in Texas.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Be classified by the institution as a Texas resident;
  • Show financial need;
  • Be enrolled in an eligible institution in Texas in a degree plan leading to a first associate, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree (excluding degree plans that are intended to lead to religious ministry);
  • Earn and maintain an overall college GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and complete at least 24 credit hours per year (18 credit hours per year if a graduate student) with a minimum completion rate of 75%;
  • Be enrolled at least 3/4 time;
  • Are not receiving athletic scholarships;
  • Be required to pay more tuition than they would pay to attend a public institution; and
  • Be registered for Selective Service or be exempt from this requirement.

Eligible Institutions

Only private, non-profit Texas colleges or universities may participate in the program.

Award Amount

Eligible students may receive up to $3,420/year in TEG funds during the 2019-20 academic year. Institutions can award undergraduate students with Exceptional Financial Need (defined as students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) less than or equal to $1,000) up to $5,130. 

Application Process

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The financial aid office at the college or university will notify you if you are eligible.

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