Students who apply and qualify for need-based aid are considered for grant funds from a variety of programs. Grant funds are limited so students are advised to submit the FAFSA and CSS Profile* by the preferred deadline: the admissions application deadline for prospective students and March 1 for returning students. Renewal eligibility for grants is based on continued demonstrated need (according to your annual FAFSA results), funding levels, and a student's satisfactory academic progress.
* Note: the CSS Profile is only required the first time you apply for institutional aid.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students demonstrating exceptional financial need who have not earned a bachelor's degree. Award amounts are determined by a mandated federal formula that considers the expected family contribution (EFC) and enrollment status of the student. Funding for the Federal Pell Grant program is appropriated annually by Congress. Students must file the FAFSA each year to be considered for the Federal Pell Grant, and recipients must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress toward achieving a degree.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant - SEOG
A need-based federal grant, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is awarded to students with exceptional financial need with priority given to those who are also receiving a Federal Pell Grant. Students who have a valid FAFSA on file with the federal processor prior to March 1 each year are given priority consideration for this limited funding. Recipients must demonstrate satisfactory academic progress toward achieving a degree.
Texas Tuition Equalization Grant - TEG
The Texas Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) is a need-based grant available to Texas residents attending a private college or university within the state. Funding is limited and priority is given to students who demonstrate significant financial need and submit the FAFSA. Recipients must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5, earn at least 24 credit hours each academic year, complete at least 75 percent of the credit hours attempted during the academic year, and continue to demonstrate significant financial need to remain eligible.
Trinity University Grant
A need-based grant from institutional resources, the Trinity Grant is available to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA and CSS Profile. Renewal is contingent upon continued demonstrated financial need and satisfactory academic progress.