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Texas A&M University has expanded its commitment to low- and middle-income students through the Aggie Assurance program. The Aggie Assurance aids students with family income of $60,000 or less by pledging to provide enough scholarships and grants to pay tuition for all eligible students. At this time, the program does not provide funding to cover fees. The Aggie Assurance program encourages Texans to pursue higher education at a flagship, research institution. You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) to be reviewed for funding. Scholarships & Financial Aid will determine if you are eligible and award your eligibility shortly after the 12th class day.
*This program is subject to funding availability.
What does Aggie Assurance cover?
- You must be a Texas resident and eligible to pay resident tuition.
- You must be an entering freshman or undergraduate transfer student beginning in the summer or fall 2008 semester or beyond. (current students who entered Texas A&M prior to the Summer 2008 semester are not eligible)
- You must be a degree-seeking student (students who are seeking a second bachelor's degree or in a program in which they will receive a bachelor's and master's after completion of their program, and are classified as a master's student are not eligible for this program).
- You (if you are an independent student) or your parent(s) (if you are a dependent student) must have an adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less.
- You must be admitted and enrolled full-time at Texas A&M University-College Station.
- You must have financial need as determined by the FAFSA or TASFA.
- You must maintain a 2.5 GPA and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
- Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA), must be complete and received by Texas A&M University by the state priority deadline of January 15th each academic year.
Aggie Assurance covers tuition – state mandated, designated tuition, and differential tuition. In essence, this is a commitment by the University that those below $60,000 in income will always have grants and scholarships to meet the tuition costs. At this time, the program does not include fees.
Does this change the Regents’ Scholars program?
No, this program adds to the financial commitment the University is making to students requiring financial assistance to attend. The Regents' Scholars program will continue to provide up to $5,000 per year for eligible students entering fall of 2019 or earlier and up to $6,000 annually for student entering fall 2020 or later.
Is there a separate application for Aggie Assurance?
No, this program adds to the financial commitment the University is making to students requiring financial assistance to attend.
Who qualifies for Aggie Assurance?
Texas residents (including students who are eligible to pay in-state tuition under SB1528) with an adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less qualify for Aggie Assurance. Adjusted gross income is defined as parents’ adjusted gross income if the student is dependent or the student’s adjusted gross income if the student is independent (as defined in the FAFSA/TASFA).
When did the Aggie Assurance program begin?
The Aggie Assurance program began fall 2008 with the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2012.
Are transfer students eligible to receive the Aggie Assurance?
Yes, admitted transfer students are eligible.
Do I have to be enrolled full-time to receive the Aggie Assurance?
Yes, you must be enrolled at least 12 semester credit hours at Texas A&M University each fall/spring term to receive the Aggie Assurance. If you do not complete 12 hours each fall/spring semester, you may lose program eligibility for future terms.
May I receive the Aggie Assurance for the summer terms?
No, the Aggie Assurance is for the fall and spring terms only.
Can I take my Aggie Assurance with me to another school?
No, the Aggie Assurance can be used for courses registered at Texas A&M University-College Station.
How do I continue to receive Aggie Assurance in subsequent years?
To qualify for Aggie Assurance in subsequent years, you must file a FAFSA/TASFA by the priority deadline and meet the other eligibility requirements each year.
How long may I receive the Aggie Assurance?
You could receive the Aggie Assurance for up to four years.
Do I have to maintain a certain grade point ratio (GPR) to continue in the program?
Yes, you must maintain a 2.5 GPR and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
Are housing and books included in the Aggie Assurance?
The Aggie Assurance is designed to ensure tuition is covered. However, many students will receive additional financial aid, including grants, work study, and loans, that may cover housing and books.
How do Texas A&M University scholarships or outside scholarships affect the Aggie Assurance?
Such awards will be included as part of your financial aid award package. We want to be sure that your tuition is covered, but Aggie Assurance is limited to meeting financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA/TASFA.
Can I qualify for the Aggie Assurance even if my family’s adjusted gross income is more than $60,000?
No, the Aggie Assurance is designed only for students who meet all the eligibility criteria. However, other financial assistance is available.
Will I see ‘Aggie Assurance’ on my financial aid award letter?
No, you may not see the words ‘Aggie Assurance’ on your financial aid offer. The Aggie Assurance is met through a combination of various grants and scholarships.
Do Texas A&M Blinn TEAM students qualify?
Yes, Texas A&M Blinn TEAM student are eligible for Aggie Assurance. However, only tuition paid to Texas A&M University is considered in the determination of Aggie Assurance eligibility.
For more information about Aggie Assurance, please call Scholarships & Financial Aid at (979) 845-3236 or email firstname.lastname@example.org