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Undergraduate Grants

Federal, state and university grants are available to help cover your costs of obtaining a higher education. These grants are awarded on the basis of financial need, so not all students will qualify. If you are awarded a grant, it is considered gift aid. In other words, you do not need to repay a grant as you would a student loan. Below is a list of the grants offered to undergraduates at Texas State.

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Federal Pell Grant

Your Pell Grant award is based on the assumption that you will be enrolled for 12 hours per semester (fall and spring) or 6 hours for summer. Your Pell Grant eligibility is based on the number of undergraduate hours for which you are enrolled on the census date for the semester (e.g., 12th day of classes for fall and spring). If you are enrolled in fewer undergraduate hours (as indicated above) on that day, you will be required to repay a portion of your Pell Grant. For 2017-2018, the maximum award is $5,920.

If you are a Pell Grant recipient, federal regulations require you to have begun attending the courses for which you are enrolled and receiving this grant. If on the census class day roster (e.g., 12th day of each fall and spring semester) you are reflected as not attending a course, you are assumed not to have begun attendance for that course. Your grant will then be adjusted or cancelled based on the courses you have actually begun attending.

If you fail to begin attendance in all of the courses for which you are registered, you will have failed to establish eligibility for financial aid. In this situation, you will be required to repay all of the financial aid that you have received.

Students who have received a bachelor's degree or are in a graduate program are not eligible for this award. If during the term you receive a bachelor's degree or enroll in a graduate program, you will no longer be eligible for this award.

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Iraq Afghanistan Service Grant

The Iraq Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) is available to eligible students whose parents or guardians died as a result of U.S. military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 and who are not eligible for the Pell Grant. For 2017-2018, the maximum award is $5,413.

If you are an Iraq Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG) recipient, federal regulations require you to have begun attending the courses for which you are enrolled and receiving this grant. If on the census class day roster (e.g., 12th day of each fall and spring semester) you are reflected as not attending a course, you are assumed not to have begun attendance for that course. Your grant will then be adjusted or cancelled based on the courses you have actually begun attending.
 
If you fail to begin attendance in all of the courses for which you are registered, you will have failed to establish eligibility for financial aid. In this situation, you will be required to repay all of the financial aid that you have received.

Students who have received a bachelor's degree or are in a graduate program are not eligible for this award. If during the term you receive a bachelor's degree or enroll in a graduate program, you will no longer be eligible for this award.

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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

This federal grant is awarded to students who are working on their first undergraduate degree. These funds are reserved for students who have exceptional need (full Pell-eligible). For 2017-2018, the maximum award is $2,000.

Students who have received a bachelor’s degree or are in a graduate program are not eligible for this award. If during the term you receive a bachelor’s degree or enroll in a graduate program, please contact us as you will no longer be eligible for this award.

Important: This grant is contingent upon the availability of federal funds and will be cancelled or reduced in the event federal funds are no longer available.

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Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)

This institutional grant is awarded to students based on their financial need. For 2017-2018, the maximum award is $4,800.

Important: This grant is contingent upon the availability of state funds and will be cancelled or reduced in the event state funds are no longer available.

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Texas State Tuition Grant

This institutional grant is awarded to Texas residents based on their financial need. For 2017-2018, the maximum award is $4,800.

Important: This grant is contingent upon the availability of state funds and will be cancelled or reduced in the event state funds are no longer available.

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Toward EXcellence, Access, and Success Grant (TEXAS Grant)

To view the TEXAS Grant eligibility criteria, visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. For 2017-2018, the maximum award is $5,000. This state grant is awarded to students who are working on their first undergraduate degree.

Important: This grant is contingent upon the availability of state funds and will be cancelled or reduced in the event state funds are no longer available.

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Top Ten Percent Scholarship

To view the Top 10 Percent Scholarship eligibility criteria, visit the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. For 2017-2018, the maximum renewal award is $2,000. The award is offered for the fall semester only.

Students who have received a bachelor's degree or are in a graduate program are not eligible for this award. If during the term you receive a bachelor's degree or enroll in a graduate program, you will no longer be eligible for this award.

Top 10 Percent Scholarship Renewal Criteria

Important: This grant is contingent upon the availability of state funds and will be cancelled or reduced in the event state funds are no longer available.

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