Toward EXcellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) Grant
The following information is accurate for students entering the program on or after September 1, 2005.
The Texas Legislature established the TEXAS (Towards EXcellence, Access and Success) Grant to make sure that well-prepared high school graduates with financial need could go to college.
Who can apply? Students who...
For an initial award
Students entering the program from high school who continue in college and who meet program academic standards can receive awards for up to 150 semester credit hours, until they receive a bachelor's degree, or for five years if enrolled in a 4-year degree plan or six years if enrolled in a 5-year degree plan, whichever comes first.
Students entering the program based on acquisition of an associate's degree who continue in college and who meet program academic standards can receive awards for up to 90 semester credit hours, until they receive a bachelor's degree, or for three years if enrolled in a 4-year degree plan or four years if enrolled in a 5-year degree plan, whichever comes first.
The academic requirements for continuing in the program are:
For awards made on or after 09/01/2005
Where may awards be used?
A TEXAS Grant may be used to attend any public institution of higher education in Texas.
How much can be awarded?
The award amount (including state and institutional funds) is equal to the student's tuition and required fees. For 2008- 2009, the state amount is approximately: $2,640 per semester for public universities and state college students $865 per semester for public community college students and $1,325 per semester for public technical college students.