Federal Grants

Federal grants are available to students who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for federal student aid and demonstrate financial need. Students who receive federal aid are required to maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress each semester.

Texas Public Education Grant

The Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) is available to undergraduate/graduate and resident/non-resident students who have financial need as indicated by information provided on the FAFSA or TASFA. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of six credit hours to be eligible. The priority deadline is January 15 of each award year. Funding is limited.

Disbursement amounts are determined by the number of enrolled credit hours:

12 = 100%

9 = 75%

6 = 50%

Teach Grant

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is different from other federal student grants because it requires admittance into an eligible major and an agreement to serve or work at an eligible educational institution. Failure to follow the terms of the agreement to serve after graduation converts the grant to an unsubsidized loan that must be repaid. TEACH grants are available for undergraduate and graduate students.

Disbursement is dependent on student enrollment, similar to Federal Pell Grant. All students eligible for TEACH are awarded at full-time enrollment status; however, TEACH disbursement is prorated based on actual enrollment status. A student’s enrollment at census (12th class day for fall/spring 16-week semesters) will be the final enrollment status used for TEACH disbursement.

12 or more credit hours100% disbursed
9 – 11 credit hours75% disbursed
6 – 10 credit hours50% disbursed
3 – 5 credit hours25% disbursed

Below is a list of majors that are eligible for the TEACH grant, provided that students meet the basic eligibility requirements for federal student aid programs.

All-Level Special EducationEC-6 Bilingual GeneralistBilingual Education
Biological ScienceCurriculum and InstructionEarly Childhood Education
Elementary EducationEnglishInterdisciplinary Studies
MathematicsMath/ESL 4th-8th GradesMath 4th-8th Grades
Math/Science 4th-8th GradesScience 4th-8th GradesPhysics
ReadingBroadfield Science/Chem 8-12th GradesCertification 8-12th Grades
Secondary EducationSpanishSpecial Education
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