Texas A&M University has provided tuition support since 2008, by pledging tuition coverage to low- and middle-income families through the Aggie Assurance commitment. For students whose family income is $60,000 or less, tuition will be covered by grants and/or scholarships.
Beginning in Fall 2021, we are expanding our Aggie Assurance commitment to provide tuition support grants for first-time freshmen and transfer students enrolling for the first time whose family income is greater than $60,000 but no more than $130,000. The amount of the tuition support grants will vary based on income and financial need. Tuition grants will not cover all of tuition.
The Aggie Assurance commitment promotes affordability and encourages Texans to pursue higher education at a flagship, research institution.
Aggie Assurance/tuition support FAQs
What does Aggie Assurance/tuition support cover?
Aggie Assurance covers tuition only for students with family income equal to or less than $60,000. Fees are not covered. Tuition support grant amounts will vary based on income and financial need.
Is there a separate application for Aggie Assurance/tuition support?
No, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) are used to determine eligibility.
Texas residents (including students who are eligible to pay in-state tuition under SB1528) whose family income is $60,000 or less. Tuition support grants are for first-time freshmen and transfer students enrolling for the first time in Fall 2021 whose family income is greater than $60,000 but no more than $130,000. The amount of the tuition support grants will vary based on income range increments and financial need.
What types of students are eligible?
- Undergraduate students seeking a first Bachelor’s degree
- Students who are seeking a second Bachelor's degree
- Graduate or professional students (this includes students who are in the graduate phase of a Bachelor’s/Master’s combination program)
Is it based on financial need?
Yes, a student must have need as determined by their FAFSA or TASFA each year.
Do I have to be enrolled full-time to receive?
Yes, you must be enrolled in at least 12 semester credit hours at Texas A&M University each Fall/Spring term. If you do not complete 12 hours each Fall/Spring term, you may lose program eligibility for a future term.
How do I continue to receive in subsequent years?
In subsequent years, you must file a FAFSA or TASFA by the priority deadline of April 15th (date is subject to change; please check this page for any date change) and meet the other eligibility requirements each year.
How long may I receive?
You may be covered or supported for up to four consecutive academic years, if you maintain other eligibility requirements. Aggie Assurance and tuition support grants are only awarded in the Fall and Spring terms.
Do I have to maintain a certain grade point ratio (GPR)?
Yes, you must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPR and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.
How do Texas A&M University scholarships or outside scholarships affect eligibility?
Such awards will be included as part of your financial aid offer and will be counted as scholarships to cover tuition. Aggie Assurance is limited to meeting financial need as demonstrated by the FAFSA or TASFA.
If I am eligible, will I see ”Aggie Assurance” on my Financial Aid Offer Letter?
Depending on when your financial aid offer is made, and if you were awarded grants and/or scholarships that cover your tuition, you will not see the words “Aggie Assurance” on your Offer Letter. However, you will have a message on the Status page in your Financial Aid Portal that states your tuition is covered by the Aggie Assurance commitment.
If I am eligible, when would I see “Aggie Assurance” on my Offer Letter?
When your financial aid offer is made, if you DO NOT have grants and/or scholarships to cover your tuition, you will be awarded an Aggie Assurance Supplement.
Will I see Tuition Support Grants on my Offer Letter?
Yes, if you meet all eligibility requirements you will see a “Texas A&M Tuition Support” award on your Offer Letter.
Do Texas A&M Blinn TEAM students qualify?
Yes, Texas A&M Blinn TEAM students are eligible; however, only tuition paid to Texas A&M University is covered. Blinn tuition is NOT covered.
May I receive for the summer terms?
No, Aggie Assurance and tuition support are for the Fall and Spring terms only.
Are housing and books included in what is covered?
No, only tuition is covered or supported. However, many students could receive additional financial aid, including grants, work study, and loans, that may cover housing and books. Please visit Types of Aid
for more information.
Does this change the Regents’ Scholarship Award I have received?
No, 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 students entering Fall 2020 or later.
Can I take the Aggie Assurance or tuition support grants with me to another school?
No, this commitment is for courses registered at Texas A&M University-College Station only.