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.
Grants are funds that do not have to be repaid unless, you withdraw from school, stop attending or owe a refund. All grants are awarded to students with financial need. The amount of some grants depends on the cost of attendance, expected family contribution, enrollment status, and whether you attend a full academic year. There are two types of grants awarded by Galveston College, federal grants and state (Texas) grants.
The Federal Pell Grant is awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. The Pell Grant does not have to be repaid. This is an entitlement program with funding available to all eligible applicants, including those who apply after priority deadlines.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to eligible undergraduate students who show exceptional financial need, those with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number, i. e., 0 EFC. The actual amount will vary depending on the availability of funds and other financial aid the student is receiving. Galveston College’s FSEOG award amount is $200 per semester, with a minimum half-time enrollment.
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 make 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.
The TEOG was established to assist students with financial need 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 $856-$5121 for an academic year. Funds are limited.