Texarkana College participates in several need-based grant programs which provide funds that do not have to be repaid. Students who wish to apply for any grant must submit a FAFSA. Proceeds from grants are intended to provide assistance with tuition, fees, books, 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. It is recommended that students applying for a Federal Pell Grant be enrolled for one or more hours. 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 the review process with the Financial Aid Office may use Federal Pell Grant funds at registration. 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 enrollment status.

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 will be given first consideration for these funds. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until all monies are exhausted.

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

The TPEG Grant is funded by Texarkana College and funds from the State of Texas. Awards are made to students who have completed their application for financial aid by the priority deadlines. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until all monies are exhausted. Funds are not available to students on financial aid warning status.

Toward Excellence, Access & Success Grant (TEXAS Grant)

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funds the TEXAS Grant. This grant is aimed at assisting students who have graduated from a Texas high school and completed the Recommended High School program or the Distinguished Achievement Program. Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional eligibility requirements. This grant is only available to students who have previously received it at a Texas Intuition. It is the student’s responsibility to notify the financial aid office if they have received this grant before.

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 www.collegefortexans.com.