Financial Aid encompasses a variety of different types of programs; federal and state grants, federal and state work-study programs, and federal long-term educational loans.

Below is a list of the different financial aid programs available at Texarkana College.

Federal Aid

Grants are gift funds and are awarded on the basis of financial need.  A student’s financial aid package may include grant money whenever guidelines and funding levels permit.

Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant program is the largest of federal student aid programs and provides a “foundation” of financial aid to which aid from other federal and non-federal sources may be added.  The Pell Grant is available only to undergraduate students who have not received a baccalaureate degree.

Students may apply for this grant by using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  Upon receipt of the Student Aid Report (SAR), the student must present all documentation requested by the Financial Aid Office for further processing.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This is an additional grant for undergraduates that may be awarded to exceptionally needy students.  Grants range from $100 to $4,000 a year, depending on your need and the availability of SEOG funds and the amount of other aid you are receiving.

Federal Work-Study*
The Federal Work-Study Program provides part-time employment for U.S. citizens and permanent 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).  Federal work-study students are not eligible for fringe benefits such as holiday, vacation or sick pay, and are paid on the basis of an hourly rate.  The Federal 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 Federal Aid, a student must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to the appropriate processing service.


State Aid

The following state-sponsored programs are only available to students attending community colleges, technical colleges, and universities in Texas. Financial aid funding for state grants is limited. Therefore, eligible students that meet the priority deadlines established for each semester increase their likelihood of receiving state funding.

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.  Students which lose eligibility may be eligible for appeal via the TEOG Hardship Provisions Policy.

To be eligible for State Aid, a student must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid to the appropriate processing service.


*Note: Additional information and/or procedures may be required for these options.