The Toward Excellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) grant was established in 1999 by the Texas Legislature to provide need-based financial assistance to Texas students.

***This program is subject to funding availability from the state of Texas.

Award eligibility varies based on enrollment. For details, please visit the Award Proration information page.


  • You must be a Texas resident.
  • Register for Selective Service or must be exempt from this requirement.
  • You must have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance.
  • You must demonstrate exceptional financial need as determined by the FAFSA or TASFA.
  • You must be a graduate of an accredited high school in Texas no earlier than fall 1998.
  • You must have completed the Distinguished or Recommended high school curriculum. We encourage you to have a final high school transcript mailed directly to the Office of Admissions, P.O. Box 30014, College Station, TX 77842-3014, in order to expedite the verification of eligibility for this program.
  • You must enroll in a non-profit public college or university in Texas within 16 months of graduation from an accredited public or accredited private high school in Texas, and 
  • You must not have accumulated more than 30 semester credit hours, excluding those earned for dual or concurrent courses or awarded through credit by examination (AP, IB or CLEP), have earned an Associate Degree from a public technical, state or community college in Texas and enroll in any public university in Texas no more than 12 months after receiving their associate's degree.


  • If you are transferring from another college or university and you previously received the TEXAS Grant, you may be eligible to continue receiving it at Texas A&M University. Please notify a financial aid advisor to determine continued eligibility.
  • If you are a student athlete, you must have NCAA compliance approval to be eligible for this program.

Renewal Requirements

At the end of the first year, you must meet Texas A&M University Scholarships & Financial Aid 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 completing the second year in the program, you are required to meet the following conditions at the end of every spring term.

  • You must have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50.
  • You must complete 24 semester credit hours each academic year.

If you do not meet the aforementioned requirements, you will lose eligibility for the program.

Proration based on enrolled hours

Effective Fall 2012, the TEXAS Grant will be prorated based on hours enrolled at Texas A&M University. The prorated amounts shall be calculated each semester using the following schedule:

  • If enrolled for 12 or more hours - 100% of award will be disbursed
  • If enrolled for 9-11 hours - 75% of award will be disbursed 
  • If enrolled for 6-8 hours - No award, unless hardship appeal has been granted. If so, award will be prorated.
  • If enrolled for fewer than 6 hours - No award

Hardships or Other Proper Causes

Should you fail to meet the requirements for renewal, you may submit an appeal to the TEXAS Grant Program Coordinator to review your eligibility based upon extenuating circumstances. The request must be submitted in writing and must detail the reason behind request. Reasons that may be considered include: 

  • A severe illness or other debilitating condition that affected academic performance;
  • An indication that you are responsible for the care of a sick, injured, or needy person and that your provision of care affected your academic performance; or
  • Other extraordinary circumstances that may have impacted your ability to meet renewal requirements (i.e. professional internship). 

A financial aid advisor or administrator will respond to your request through your Texas A&M email account. Additional supporting documentation may be requested. A copy of all correspondence will be placed in your financial aid file. Submitting an appeal does not guarantee any adjustments can or will be made.

Helpful Links

College For All Texans
Texas Education Agency

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