Galveston College Financial Aid
 
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Grants

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. Galveston College does not participate in the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).  

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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Be a United States citizen or; an eligible noncitizen;
  2. Have been accepted for admission;
  3. Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program and pursuing a degree/certificate;
  4. Have a high school diploma from an accredited high school, GED, Home School, or meet Ability-to-Benefit requirement;
  5. Demonstrate financial need as described by program guidelines;
  6. Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in your course of study;
  7. Not be in default on a federal student loan; and
  8. Not owe a refund on any grant received under Title IV programs at any institution and meet program regulations.

Offer Amounts and Selections Process:

Amounts can change yearly as determined by Congress. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $6,895 for the 2022–23 award year. Eligible students are awarded through the automatic packing process as applications are received and determined eligible. 

Application Process:

  1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  2. Complete the Galveston College Financial Aid Information Sheet
  3. Submit all final official academic transcripts from previously attended institutions of higher education to the Galveston College Admissions Office
  4. Submit final official high school transcript to the Galveston College Admissions Office, if requested
  5. Any additional forms that may be requested by the Department of Education or the Galveston College Financial Aid Office
  6. Complete requirements for Admissions

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. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Must be Pell eligible
  2. Must have financial need
  3. Must not possess a bachelor's degree
  4. Must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  5. Enrolled a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program
  6. Enrolled with a minimum half-time (6 hours) enrollment in the eligible degree or certificate program

Offer Amounts and Selection Process:

Galveston College's FSEOG award amount is $200 per semester, with a minimum half-time (6 hours) enrollment. The award amount is based on funding provided by the Department of Education and varies year-to-year. Eligible students are awarded through the automatic packing process as applications are received and funds are available. 

Application Process:

File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

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.

 

 

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