The following Scholarships & Financial Aid policies are provided as framework for the most frequently discussed scholarship-related topics. This is not an exhaustive list of all policies. Inquiries about these policies may be sent via email to email@example.com.
Students are encouraged to complete all questions on the admissions/scholarship applications to maximize opportunities and to be considered for as many scholarships as possible.
Freshman scholarship applicants must submit a Self-reported Academic Record (SRAR) to be considered for scholarships.
Scholarships & Financial Aid does not accept resumes. Only campus and community activities, awards, honors, and/or employment reported in the admissions/scholarship application will be considered.
Students cannot submit additional information nor revise their applications after submission.
Late applications will not be considered.
Freshman scholarships are available to students entering in the fall semester only.
Students must be fully admitted and degree-seeking to qualify for University-administered scholarships. Students enrolled in Engineering Academies are considered non-degree seeking and do not qualify for University-administered scholarships until fully transitioned to a College Station engineering major.
Texas A&M does not apply scholarships to specific educational expenses (i.e. tuition and fees or books). Scholarships are applied to the student’s bill to pay towards all charges. Refunds from scholarships or other financial aid will be issued once all University charges are paid for the semester, and those refunds can be used for all other educational expenses such as books, supplies, housing, food, personal expenses, etc.
Students awarded a Texas A&M multi-year scholarship (multiyear is more than one year) may not request to be placed on a scholarship with a lower grade point average requirement.
Multi-year scholarship recipients not meeting renewal requirements will be provided with the opportunity to appeal eligibility. Submission of an appeal does not guarantee that eligibility will be reinstated.
Renewal requirements vary from scholarship to scholarship.
Non-resident students receiving competitive University scholarship(s) of at least $4,000 (for undergraduates) or $1000 (for graduate and professional students) may be entitled to pay the tuition of a Texas resident and have the non-resident tuition amount waived. A competitive scholarship must consider both Texas residents and non-residents in the awarding process, not giving preference to one or the other. Competitive scholarships must be awarded by a college, department, scholarship committee, or University representative officially recognized by the University.
The timing of the non-resident tuition waiver credit depends upon when the scholarship is awarded and student billing. All non-resident waivers are to be certified and approved no later than the 12th class day of the fall/spring terms and the 4th class day of the summer terms. The non-resident tuition waiver is considered a financial resource and will be reflected as part of the financial aid package.
There is no minimum GPA requirement to continue to receive the waiver in subsequent years (for multi-year scholarships). If the student maintains eligibility for the qualifying scholarship(s), the student will continue to receive the benefit of the waiver of non-resident tuition. If the student loses eligibility for the qualifying scholarship(s), the student will lose eligibility for the waiver as well and will be assessed non-resident tuition rates.
Competitive scholarships cannot be requested. Students must apply for and compete for scholarships that equally consider both Texas residents and non-residents. Scholarships created specifically for non-resident students do not qualify for non-resident tuition waivers.