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State Grants

Due to limited funding in the program and the institution’s unfortunate inability to fund all eligible students, UTB does not exercise its authority to make professional judgment calls for hardship requests for students who do not meet the basic program eligibility requirements.

Students must have their program of study declared by no later than June 1 to receive consideration for state grants during an academic year. Students who make changes to their program of study after this date may lose eligibility to future state funds.

Towards Excellence, Access & Success (Texas) Grant Program

Program Purpose: The Texas Legislature established the TEXAS (Towards Excellence, Access and Success) Grant to provide grants of money to enable eligible students to attend public institutions of higher education in Texas.

Application Process: Students interested in receiving TEXAS Grant consideration for enrollment at UTB are required to complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) Funding is limited, so you need to submit your application as soon as possible after January 1.

State Priority Deadline: General Academic Teaching Institutions in Texas are required to use March 15 as the state priority deadline for identifying eligible students to be given priority in receiving awards through state financial aid programs. Institutions have the flexibility to define what it means to meet the priority deadline at their institution. All students interested in consideration for state financial aid (i.e. TEXAS Grant, Top 10 Percent Scholarship, etc.) at UTB must have a processed financial aid application on file no later than March 15 and complete the verification process no later than July 1.

Allocations: Allocations dedicated for initial year students at the public universities must first be used for students meeting the priority model requirements by the priority deadline. If funds remain for IY awards after all eligible priority students who met the priority deadline have been awarded, the balance of allocated funds for IY students can go to students who met the basic IY requirements by the priority deadline. If funds remain for IY awards after all priority deadline eligible students have been awarded, then the balance of allocated funds for IY students can go to students who met the basic or priority model requirements after the priority deadline.

Eligibility Requirements: Students are encouraged to review program-specific eligibility, enrollment and satisfactory academic progress requirement available online at College for all Texans – Texas Grant.

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

A program designed for students who may or may not be eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. Applicants must meet most of the same requirements for a Pell Grant and must show some remaining unmet financial need. Funds do not need to be repaid. Residents, nonresidents and foreign students (both undergraduates and graduates), are eligible for this grant. Applicants must attend a Texas public college or university. Funds are awarded to eligible students on a first-come, first-serve basis until funds are exhausted.

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