TOWARDS EXCELLENCE, ACCESS & SUCCESS (TEXAS) GRANT PROGRAM
The Texas Legislature established the TEXAS Grant to make sure that well-prepared high school graduates with financial need could go to college. A TEXAS Grant may be used to attend any public institution of higher education in Texas. Students may apply if they: Are Texas residents Have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance Show financial need Have a 9 month EFC less than or equal to $4,620 Register for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement AND Graduate from an accredited high school in Texas Complete the Recommended or Distinguished High School Achieve- ment Program or equivalent Enroll in an undergraduate degree or certificate program at an approved institution with 16 months of graduation from a public or accredited private high school in Texas; and Have accumulated no more than 30 semester credit hours, excluding those earned for dual or concurrent courses or awarded for credit by examination (AP, IB or CLEP) OR Graduated from an accredited public or private High School in Texas By May 1, 2013 or later Completed the Recommended or Distinguished High School Program Enlisted in military service within 12 months of graduation and enrolled in an eligible GATI within 12 months of receiving honorable discharge. OR Have earned an associate degree from a public or private non-profit institution of higher education; and Enroll in an eligible institution within 12 months after receiving Their associate's degree For additional information about this program visit the following web site: www.collegeforalltexans.com To apply, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA automatically calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The financial aid office at the college or university the student applied to will notify the student if he/she is eligible.
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