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TEXAS Grant SAP

If you are interested in renewing your TEXAS Grant award, you are encouraged to do so by completing your renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than March 15 prior to the upcoming academic year. If you have an incomplete financial aid file as of March 15, you will NOT be eligible to renew your TEXAS Grant.

In addition to meeting the general eligibility requirements for the TEXAS Grant (i.e., financial need, enrolled at least three-quarter time, etc.), you must meet the TEXAS Grant Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements to maintain your eligibility. Failure to do so will result—according to state regulations—in your no longer being eligible to receive the TEXAS Grant.

Renewal eligibility based on:

  • High school diploma
  • Associate’s degree

SAP Terms: Evaluation Period | Appeal Process | Appeal Deadlines

Eligibility Based on High School Diploma
Time Frame Cumulative GPA Semester Credit Hours Max. Years Max. Hours Attempted
After 1st Year Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for financial aid 5 yrs. 150 hrs.
After 2nd Year Overall 2.5 Must complete at least 24 hours 5 yrs. 150 hrs.
Eligibility Based on Associate's Degree or Other Transfer Eligibility
Time Frame Cumulative GPA Semester Credit Hours Max. Years Max. Hours Attempted
After 1st Year Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for financial aid 3 yrs. 150 hrs.
After 2nd Year Overall 2.5 Must complete at least 24 hours 3 yrs. 150 hrs.

To receive the TEXAS Grant, you must also have financial need (as determined by the FAFSA) and be enrolled at least three-quarter time.

Evaluation Period

Your TEXAS Grant Satisfactory Academic Progress is evaluated at the end of each academic year (i.e., end of spring), regardless of whether you received financial aid for that period. The academic year ends at the end of the spring semester.

Appeal Process

If you have become ineligible to receive a TEXAS Grant due to your not meeting the TEXAS Grant Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, you can file an appeal. The appeal must demonstrate a true hardship that you experienced during the period of poor academic performance. Examples of hardships include, but are not limited to, a severe illness or responsibility for the care of a sick, injured or needy person. You may also submit an appeal if you cannot enroll full-time due to a required student teaching or internship program. To appeal, you must submit a letter of explanation, as well as documentation of your hardship, to Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Also, if you are experiencing a documented hardship (severe illness, needing fewer than nine hours to complete your degree, etc.), you may be allowed to receive the TEXAS Grant while enrolled for less than three-quarter time but at least half-time. To appeal the three-quarter time enrollment requirement, you must submit a letter of explanation, as well as documentation of your hardship, to Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Appeal Deadlines

An appeal must be filed by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered for the current fall and spring semesters. The deadline to submit an appeal is October 1st of the academic year in which the funds are being sought.