The Pell Grant is available to undergraduate students who have not received a baccalaureate degree. The amount of the Pell Grant received is based on the Expected Family Contribution (EFC calculated from FAFSA), the number of hours enrolled and attending as of the 12th class day of each term. The maximum EFC for 2017-2018 is 5329 and the maximum Pell award is $5920. The Pell Grant is awarded based on full-time enrollment and will be prorated at census (12th class day) based on actual enrollment.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant
Funding for the IAS Grant comes from the U.S. Department of Education. To receive the IAS Grant, a student must have an EFC that is not Pell eligible. The student must, however meet the other criteria for Pell eligibility. IAS Grants are made under the same terms and conditions as Pell and disbursements for each payment period are calculated in the same manner as described for Pell.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is available to undergraduate Federal Pell Grant recipients with need. This grant does not require a separate application. It is awarded through the standard process based on the FAFSA.
The Texas Public Education Grant comes from the State of Texas and is awarded to students based on the following criteria:
-Register for Selective Service or can show they are exempt from the requirement
-Student is a Texas Resident, non-residents or students who meet the eligibility requirements for SB 1528
-Show financial need (as calculated by the EFC via the FAFSA or TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) in relation to the college's cost of attendance