Texarkana College participates in several need-based grant programs that provide funds that do not have to be repaid. Students who wish to apply for any grant or loan must submit a FAFSA. Proceeds from grants and or loans are intended to provide assistance with tuition & fees, books & supplies, and living expenses.
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant program is regulated by the federal government and is an important source of financial assistance for eligible students. The amount of the Federal Pell Grant award will vary with the number of financial aid eligible semester hours carried and the financial need demonstrated by the student. Students who have demonstrated eligibility and have completed any required verification with the Financial Aid Office may use Federal Pell Grant funds after enrolling. Any credit balance due the student will be paid later in the semester in the form of a refund. If students are enrolled in courses that do not count toward their degree/certificate, those hours cannot be included in determining their financial aid.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Federal SEOG is a federally funded program that provides additional grant funding for students receiving Federal Pell Grants. Students who have completed the application for financial aid by the priority deadlines and who have a zero EFC will be given first consideration for these funds. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students who have a new or good SAP status until all monies are exhausted.
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)
The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funds the TEOG Grant. Eligible students must have financial need and be enrolled at least half-time at an eligible institution within the student’s first 30 credit hours to initially receive this grant. Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional eligibility requirements.
For more information about any Texas grants, go to collegeforalltexans.com.
Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)
The TPEG is a tuition set-aside grant funded by Texarkana College. Awards are made to students who have completed their application for financial aid. Funds collected during the academic year will be awarded subject to determination of financial need by the institution’s Financial Aid Office. Priority is given to students with unmet educational costs and making satisfactory academic progress. This grant is also used for “tuition matching” for students receiving the Texas Equal Opportunity Grant (TEOG).