The following state-sponsored programs are only available to students attending community colleges, technical colleges, and universities in Texas. They cannot be used out of state.
Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)
Grants are made available to students with demonstrated need; are registered with selective service or be exempt; are a Texas resident or non-resident or foreign student. Grants vary depending on available funds.
Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)
To receive this grant a person must enroll at least 1/2 time, be a resident of Texas, show need and not be eligible for an award through the original TEXAS Grant Program.
State Work-Study Program
The State Work-Study Program provides part-time employment for U.S. citizens and Texas residents who are students and have a demonstrated financial need. Students employed under this program are paid minimum wage and may work up to 19 hours per week (depending upon their allocation and class schedule). State work-study students are not eligible for fringe benefits such as holiday, vacation, or sick pay, and are paid an hourly rate. The State Work-Study program offers jobs in community service activities as well as jobs at local elementary campuses as Math and/or Reading Tutors. Work-study students will work with teachers tutoring students in small groups.
To apply or view a current list of work-study jobs visit the Financial Aid Office.
To be eligible for State Aid, a student must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid to the appropriate processing service.