Texas Grants

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

The TPEG grant is a state financial aid program to assist students attending state-supported colleges. To be eligible, students must show financial need and making satisfactory academic progress toward their educational goal. The actual amount of the grant will vary depending on the availability of funds at the school, the student’s family financial condition and other financial aid the student is receiving. Galveston College's award amount is $200 per semester, with a minimum half-time enrollment.

Towards excellence, Access and success grant program (Texas grant)

prepared high school graduates with financial need could go to college. Beginning Fall 2014, Public community, technical, and state colleges will no longer be able to make Initial Year (IY) TEXAS Grant awards to students. To receive consideration for a Renewal Year (RY) award through the TEXAS Grant Program, a student must be at least three-quarter time as an undergraduate student at a public 2-year institution who previously received an IY award prior to Fall 2014 at a public 2-year institution. Funds are limited are limited and are not available for the summer.         

Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)

The TEOG was established to assist financially needy students at a Texas public two-year college. The TEOG is awarded to students in their first 30 hours of their college program who have financial need and have minimum half-time enrollment. The award amount range from $1350 to $2700 for an academic year. Funds are limited and are not available in the summer.  

Exemptions and Waivers

In addition to grants, Texas has a variety of exemptions and waivers. Exemptions are a type of financial assistance that allows some Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees. For more information please check out: www.collegeforalltexans.com

Updated 5/7/2015 - Content Author mnash