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Changes in Universal Access Guidelines Beginning Fall 2018
Beginning in the fall of 2018, the Galveston College Foundation Universal Access Community Endownment scholarhsip will institute a new lifetime limit of $4,620 for full-time and part-time students, which covers tuition and required fees for a 60-credit hour associate degree. All students must have a degree plan on file. Upon enrollment for the Universal Access Community Endowment award, a student’s allocation must be used within a five-year period. A one-time $200 book-only voucher will be given to each eligible student and must be used in the first semester that it is assessed. The un-used balance will not be forwarded to future semesters.
2018-2019 Eligibility & Participation Guidelines
View the complete 2018-2019 Eligibility & Participation Guidelines.
Fall 2018 Universal Access Program
- Recipients must be a resident of the Galveston College taxing district for a minimum of 12 months prior to graduation from accredited high schools, successful completion of a General Educational Development (GED), or home schooling prior to enrollment into Galveston College, or otherwise qualified for an in-district waiver under state law. Student must continue to be a resident of the Galveston College taxing district while enrolled at Galveston College and receiving Universal Access Community Endowment Scholarship funds. Residency requirements are determined by the Admissions Office and should be contacted for further information.
- All applicants must complete and submit: (1) a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)*; (2) a Universal Access Community Endowment Scholarship application; (3) file a degree plan in the Counseling Office; and (4) submit a Galveston College admissions application. *The FAFSA is completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
- A final high school transcript or GED certificate must be submitted to the Admissions Office prior to registration. Forms should be turned in by the Financial Aid Priority Deadline date indicated on the Universal Access Community Endowment Scholarship application. Incomplete or insufficient forms will cause processing delays.
- Universal Access Community Endowment Scholarship recipients are required to be enrolled as full-time or part-time students. Students must be enrolled in at least six or more credit hours per semester.
- If the student has received a Federal Pell Grant or any other assistance that satisfies the costs for tuition and fees, the commitment of Universal Access Community Endowment Scholarship will be considered fulfilled. Other assistance includes Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, Workforce Investment Act, and state financial aid such as TEOG and any 3rd party Scholarship/Source that is directly committed to the payment of tuition and fees. If the student receives assistance that is under the total cost of tuition and fees for the academic year or workforce program, Universal Access Community Endowment will pay the difference between the amount received and the cost of tuition and fees up to the established funding limits.
- Universal Access Community Endowment Scholarship recipients may enroll in an academic or technical credit program as identified in the Galveston College Catalog or an approved contact hour program of at least 360 hours.
- Universal Access Community Endowment Scholarship will pay up to a total of 18 semester hours of developmental coursework.
- Renewal applicants must complete: (1) a FAFSA; (2) submit an updated degree plan signed by the Counseling Office; and (3) complete a Universal Access Community Endowment Scholarship application. The plan and application are turned in to the Financial Aid Office at Galveston College.
Contact Galveston College Foundation
Maria S. Tripovich, Director of Development and G.C. Foundation