Provide grant aid to students with financial need who are attending nonprofit private colleges and universities in Texas.
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.
NOTE: This webpage is intended to provide basic information for the public by highlighting requirements that appear in the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC). When reviewing eligibility requirements this exemption program, you should always refer to the relevant statutes and rules. The information on this webpage is to be used solely as a resource and does not override the statute or rules for this exemption program. It is not intended as, and does not constitute, legal advice.
To be eligible for a TEG 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 in an eligible institution in Texas in a degree plan leading to a first associate, baccalaureate, master’s, professional, or doctoral degree (excluding degree plans that are intended to lead to religious ministry)
- Be enrolled at least 3/4 time
- Be required to pay more tuition than is required at a comparable public institution
- Not have previously earned a degree for which they are currently enrolled
- Not be a recipient of an athletic scholarship during any semester TEG is awarded
To continue receiving a TEG award, an eligible student must:
- Meet all eligibility requirements
- Meet yearly academic program requirements. Check with your institution for details.
Only nonprofit private Texas colleges or universities may participate.
For the 2021-22 and 2022-23 academic years:
- An eligible student may receive up to $3,497 per year.
- An eligible undergraduate student with exceptional financial need (defined as a student with an Expected Family Contribution, or EFC, less than or equal to $1,000 for the year) may receive up to $5,246 per year.
For the 2023-24 academic year:
- An eligible student may receive up to $3,873 per year.
- An eligible undergraduate student with exceptional financial need (defined as a student with an Expected Family Contribution, or EFC, less than or equal to $1,000 for the year) may receive up to $5,810 per year.
- Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you are not eligible to complete the FAFSA, you may submit the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). These applications are available October 1 each year.
- Priority may be given to students who apply by the January 15 priority deadline. Check with your institution on specific submission requirements.
- The financial aid office at your institution will determine your eligibility for this program and notify you if you are eligible.
- Note: Funds may not be immediately available to recipients at the beginning of the semester. Contact your institution’s financial aid office if you have questions about eligibility and availability of funds.
- Contact your Texas nonprofit private college or university if you have questions.
- Program statute—Texas Education Code, Section 61.221
- Clarifying rules—19 TAC, Ch. 22, Subchapter B: §22.21 - §22.29
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