This award is available to Texas high school graduates, or undergraduate students who earned an associate degree from a public technical, state or community college in Texas, who are planning to attend a public university in Texas. Students must demonstrate financial need and have an Expected Family Contribution of $4,620 or less.
The award amount may vary based on the type of institution the recipient is attending. For the current academic year, the maximum amount is: $7,700 per year for public universities and state college students; $2,640 per year for public community college students; and $4,440 per year for public technical college students. Students entering the program from high school who continue in college and who meet program academic standards can receive awards for up to 150 semester credit hours, until they receive a bachelor's degree, or for five years if enrolled in a 4-year degree plan or six years if enrolled in a 5-year degree plan, whichever comes first. Students entering the program based on acquisition of an associate's degree who continue in college and who meet program academic standards can receive awards for up to 90 semester credit hours, until they receive a bachelor's degree, or for three years if enrolled in a 4-year degree plan or four years if enrolled in a 5-year degree plan, whichever comes first.
To apply, interested students must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is available online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, at high school guidance offices, and at college financi... Sign up for full scholarship deadline information.