Available at Texas Tech
Grants are a type of gift aid that are offered based on financial need and do not have to be repaid. Financial need is determined using the information provided on the FAFSA or TASFA.
Texas Tech University Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree and who possess financial need as determined by the completion of the FAFSA. All students meeting eligibility requirements are offered the Texas Tech Grant.
EligibilityResident undergraduate students enrolled at least three-quarter time (9 hours).
Award RangeAmounts vary based on the availability of funds.
The Toward Excellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) Grant was established in 1999 by the Texas Legislature to provide need-based financial assistance to Texas students. This program is available to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree and is subject to funding availability from the state of Texas.
TEXAS Grant DeadlinesMarch 15: FAFSA or TASFA submission deadline
July 15: Official final high school transcript(s) deadline
September 1: Renewal TEXAS Grant recipients reinstatement request deadline
October 1: Initial TEXAS Grant or Renewal TEXAS Grant review request deadline
First-Time Grant Eligibility RequirementsThe Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) requires first priority for TEXAS Grant funds must be given to renewal students. Any TEXAS Grant funds remaining may then be allocated to first-time students.
To be eligible for a TEXAS Grant award, a student must:
- be pursuing their first bachelor's degree
- be registered with Selective Service (if male or meet exemptions)
- Expected Family Contribution (EFC as determined by FAFSA or TASFA) of no more than $6,047
- be classified by Texas Tech as a Texas resident
- be enrolled full-time (12+ credit hours at TTU)*
- not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance
*Disbursement can be made at three quarter-time enrollment (9-11 credit hours at TTU), but to meet credit hour completion requirement, full-time enrollment is recommended.In additional to the basic requirements above, a first-time TEXAS Grant recipient must meet the requirements of one of the following four pathways:
- High School Graduation: Graduation from an accredited public or private high school in Texas (homeschool graduates are not eligible) and enrollment at an approved institution prior to the end of the 16th month after high school graduation. The student must not have attempted more than 30 semester credit hours (excluding credits for dual enrollment or by examination)
- Associate Degree: Enrollment in an eligible institution prior to the end of the 12th month after the calendar month in which the student earned an associate degree from a public or private nonprofit Texas institution of higher education
- TEOG Transfer: Completion of at least 24 semester credit hours with a minimum 2.5 GPA after receiving a Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) in fall 2014 or later and transferring to an eligible institution with a minimum 2.5 GPA
- Honorable Military Discharge: Enrollment in an eligible institution of higher education within 12 months after being honorably discharged from military service. Enlistment in the military must have occurred within 12 months after graduation from an accredited public or private high school in Texas on May 1, 2013 or later. The student must not have attempted more than 30 semester credit hours (excluding credits for dual enrollment or by examination)
|Advanced Academic Program
|12 hours of college credit (dual credit or AP courses), complete the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP), or complete the International Baccalaureate Program (IB).
|Meet the Texas Success Initiatives (TSI) assessment thresholds or qualify for an exemption.
|Graduate in the top third of the HS graduating class or have a B average.
|Complete at least one math course beyond Algebra II as determined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Complete at least one advanced career and technical course, as determined by TEA.
Renewal Grant Eligibility RequirementsIn addition to above eligibility requirements, you must meet the following renewal requirements:
- At the end of the first year: Meet Texas Tech Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements (2.0 GPA and 67% completion of attempted hours; monitored at the end of spring semester each year)
- At the end of the second year (and subsequent years): Meet at least 2.5 cumulative GPA (monitored at the end of spring semester each year) and have not exceeded 150 attempted credit hours
|Semester Credit Hours
|Max Hours Attempted*
|Grant Eligibility - High School Diploma
|After 1st Year
|Texas Tech SAP
|Texas Tech SAP
|After 2nd Year
|At Least 24 Hours
|Grant Eligibility - Associate Degree or Other Transfer Eligibility
|After 1st Year
|Texas Tech SAP
|Texas Tech SAP
|After 2nd Year
|At Least 24 Hours
Students Transferring to Texas Tech: If you are transferring to Texas Tech from another University and received TEXAS Grant at your previous institution, you may contact Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by October 1st to request review of your Renewal TEXAS Grant eligibility.
Grant Proration Based on EnrollmentTEXAS Grant will be prorated based on hours enrolled at Texas Tech. The prorated amounts shall be calculated each semester using the following schedule:
- Enrolled in 12+ hours - 100% of award will be disbursed
- Enrolled in 9-11 hours - 100% of award will be disbursed
- Enrolled in 6-8 hours - No disbursement unless hardship granted or student is in the last semester before graduating (50% of award will be disbursed)
- Enrolled in fewer than 6 hours - No disbursement
Hardships or Other Proper CausesIf you do not meet the TEXAS Grant renewal requirements due to extenuating circumstances, you may submit an appeal to have your eligibility reviewed. The request, which includes an explanation of the circumstances in detail, must be submitted in writing (in-person or by email) to Student Financial Aid & Scholarships by October 1st of the academic year in which the funds are being sought. Supporting documentation may be required.
Circumstances to be considered may include:
- A severe illness or other condition that affected academic performance or limited your enrollment to less than 3/4 time;
- Academic performance being affected by your responsibility for the care of a sick, injured, or incapacitated relative/spouse or limited your enrollment to less than 3/4 time;
- Fewer than 9 credit hours required to complete your degree;
- Other circumstances that may have impacted your ability to meet renewal requirements.
Award RangeThe maximum amount is $16,161 for the 2023-2024 academic year. Actual awards are at Texas Tech discretion based on funding levels.
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.
The Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) is a program administered by the State of Texas to provide assistance to students with financial need, seeking a first bachelor's degree, graduate degree or professional degree. This is a grant, and it does not have to be repaid. This fund does not require a separate application. It is awarded through the standard process based on the FAFSA or TASFA.
EligibilityResident and non-resident, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at least half-time. Grant may be prorated if enrolled less than full-time.
Award Range$100-$4,000 (based on need eligibility and enrolled hours)
Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's degree and who possess financial need as determined by the completion of the FAFSA. All students meeting eligibility requirements are offered the Federal Pell Grant.
Click here for more information about the Pell Grant.
- You must have a qualifying Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA.
- Recipients must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- Students are limited to receiving Pell Grant for the equivalent of twelve semesters at full-time enrollment.
Award RangeThe maximum award for full-time enrollment is $7,395 for the 2023-2024 award year.
A student whose parent or guardian was a member of the Armed Forces of the United States and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 may be eligible for up to the maximum Federal Pell Grant each year regardless of financial need.
In addition, students who meet criteria for Pell Grant eligibility may also be eligible for increased funding from the Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant program, Subsidized Direct Loan program, and Federal Work-Study program.
Beginning with the 2009-10 academic year, institutions will be notified by the Department of Defense of qualifying students who submit the FAFSA. All students meeting eligibility requirements are offered the Federal Pell Grant.
For more information on the IASG grant, click here.
- Have a parent or guardian who was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001
- Have been less than 24 years of age or enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of his or her parent or guardian's death
Award RangeThe maximum award is $6,973.49 for the 2023-2024 award year.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is available to undergraduate Federal Pell Grant recipients with high financial need. Preference is given to students who are attending on a full-time (12 credit hours) basis and availability is based on annual federal allocations. This fund does not require a separate application. It is awarded through the standard process based on the FAFSA.
- High need students working on their first degree.
- Requires at least half-time enrollment. Grant may be prorated if enrolled less than full-time.
Award Range$100-$4,000 Based on enrolled hours and availability of funds. Must be receiving a Federal Pell Grant to receive this grant.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program was created to financially assist students who are seeking degrees in high-need fields and who anticipate teaching in those fields at the secondary or elementary level.
If you choose to participate in this program, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. If you fail to meet the requirements of the service obligation, the TEACH Grant funds you received will convert to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You will then be required to repay the loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will also be charged interest from the date the grant was disbursed. You may review more information about the obligations at teachgrant.ed.gov.
For more information about the TEACH grant click here. For the TEACH grant counseling guide, click here.
- You must be classified as a junior or senior.
- You must complete the FAFSA.
- You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- You must be enrolled in a TEACH Grant eligible degree program, and you must enroll in coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework. Contact the TEACH Grant representative in the Texas Tech College of Education to verify your degree program meets the TEACH Grant requirements.
- You must maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25.
- You must complete a TEACH Grant Agreement to Serve and TEACH Entrance Counseling.
Current High-need subject areas (High-need areas are subject to change annually):
- Bilingual Education and English Language Acquisition
- Foreign Language
- Reading Specialist
- Special Education
Schools serving low-income students include any elementary or secondary school that is listed in the U.S. Department of Education's Annual Directory of Designated Low-Income Schools for Teacher Cancellation Benefits.
If you feel that you qualify for the TEACH Grant, please send an inquiry email to email@example.com from your Texas Tech email account and include your R# so that we may review your eligibility.