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Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)

To provide grant aid to financially needy students enrolled in Texas public two-year colleges.

Requirements

  • Are Texas residents;
  • Show financial need;
  • If applying for a first-time award, have a family contribution of no more than $2,000;
  • Register for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement;
  • Are enrolled at least 1/2 time (6 semester credit hours) in the first 30 hours (or their equivalent) in an associate's degree or certificate program at a public two-year college in Texas;
  • Have not been granted an associate's or a baccalaureate degree; and
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving a controlled substance.*

Students who continue in college and who meet program academic standards can receive awards for up to 75 semester credit hours, for four years, or until they receive an associate's degree, whichever comes first. The academic requirements for continuing in the program are: At the end of the first year, the student must meet the school's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements. At the end of the second year, the student must complete at lease 75 percent of the hours attempted in the prior academic year and have an overall college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

*An individual convicted of a crime involving a controlled substance can compete for an award in this program two years after he/she has fulfilled his/her obligation to society.

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