The Toward Excellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) grant was created by the Texas Legislature to provide need-based financial aid to Texas students.
Funds for this program are limited and eligibility varies based on Enrollment Status
. For details, please visit the Award Proration
To be awarded this grant for the first time, you must:
- Be a Texas resident.
- Register for Selective Service or be exempt from this requirement.
- Not have been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance.
- Have financial need as determined by the FAFSA or TASFA.
- Have NCAA compliance approval to be eligible for this program if you are a student athlete.
- Be seeking your first bachelor's degree.
- Qualify through one of the following four pathways:
- High School Graduation Pathway:
- You have graduated from an accredited high school in Texas and complete the Recommended or Foundation Distinguished curriculum. Your final high school transcript must be on file and mailed directly to the Office of Admissions.
- You have enrolled as an undergraduate at Texas A&M within 16 months after graduation from high school.
- You must have earned less than 30 credit hours. This does not include hours earned through dual credit, concurrent courses, or credit by examination (AP, IB or CLEP).
- Associate Degree Pathway:
- You have enrolled at Texas A&M within 12 months after receiving an associate's degree from a public or private, non-profit Texas college or university.
- TEOG Transfer Pathway:
- You have received an Initial Year Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) in Fall 2014 or later.
- You have transferred to Texas A&M with a minimum GPA of 2.5.
- You have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours.
- Honorable Military Discharge Pathway:
- You enlisted in the military within 12 months after graduation from an accredited high school in Texas on May 1, 2013 or later.
- You have enrolled at Texas A&M within 12 months after being honorably discharged from military service.
TEXAS Grant funds are limited by the State of Texas. Renewal TEXAS Grant funds will be awarded on a first come, first served basis with priority given to students who have a complete/valid financial aid application (FAFSA/TASFA) and meet all program renewal requirements. Recipients are not guaranteed a renewal TEXAS Grant award.
At the end of the first year, you must meet Texas A&M University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress
requirements (2.0 GPA and 75% completion) in order to be considered for a second year in the TEXAS Grant program.
After the second year of receiving TEXAS Grant, you are required to meet the following requirements:
- Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
- Complete 24 credit hours each academic year (fall, spring and summer). Credits by exam/AP credits do not count toward completion requirements.
- Have not exceeded 150 attempted credits.
If you take credit hours at another college or university during the academic year, you must submit official transcripts to the Texas A&M Office of Admissions and notify our office to request a review.
If you transfer from another college or university where you previously received the TEXAS Grant, you may be eligible to continue receiving it at Texas A&M. Please contact our office to request a review.
If you are awarded under the High School Graduation, Associate's Degree, TEOG, or Honorable Military Discharge Pathway, you lose eligibility for the TEXAS Grant once you have attempted 150 credit hours. "Attempted hours" includes all courses in every semester you registered for, including transferred, repeated, dropped, and withdrawn courses.
Hardships or Other Proper Causes
If you do not meet the renewal requirements due to extenuating circumstances, you may submit an appeal to the TEXAS Grant Program Coordinator to review your eligibility. The request must be submitted in writing and must explain the reason for the request. Reasons that may be considered include:
- A severe illness or other condition that affected academic performance;
- Your academic performance being affected by your responsibility for the care of a sick, injured, or needy person.
- Other circumstances that may have impacted your ability to meet renewal requirements.
The TEXAS Grant Program Coordinator will respond to your request through your Texas A&M email account. Other supporting documentation may be requested. Submitting an appeal does not guarantee any adjustments can or will be made.
For more information, access College For All Texans
or call Scholarships & Financial Aid at (979) 845-3236.