Undergraduates

The following are types of financial aid available to undergraduate students:

Federal Pell Grant

This grant is classified as need based (need is determined by the FAFSA application).  Your eligibility depends on your financial need, your cost of attendance, your enrollment status, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

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Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Students with the most need may be awarded this grant. Priority is given to those who receive the Federal Pell Grant and have a zero Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) which is determined by the FAFSA application.  You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for the semester to receive this grant as well as meet certain eligibility criteria. 

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Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

This is a state grant.  Funding for this program is limited and awards will be based on your eligibility and the availability of funds. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours to receive this grant as well as meet certain eligibility requirements. 

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HB Grant

This is a state grant.  Funding for this program is limited and awards will be based on your eligibility and the availability of funds. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours to receive this grant as well as meet certain eligibility requirements. 

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Towards EXcellence, Access and Success (Texas) Grant Program

Texas residents who meet certain criteria may be awarded this grant. You must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 credit hours per semester and well as meet additional eligibility requirements.

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Lamar Promise

This program ensures that grant and/or scholarship assistance is provided to cover the full amount of fall and spring in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate Texas residents with Adjusted Gross Income levels of $25,000 or less. Funding for this program is limited.  Awards will be based on your eligibility and the availability of funds. 

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Work Study

Work study provides part-time employment to students with financial need, allowing you to earn money to help pay education expenses.  You must meet certain eligibility criteria to qualify.

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B On Time Loan

This loan program provides non-interest bearing loans with a provision for loan forgiveness if you meet defined criteria.  Funding in this program is available for renewals only.  There will be no initial B On Time loans recipients effective Fall 2015.

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Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

This federal loan is available to students with financial need. We will determine the amount you can borrow based on your financial need.  The U.S. Department of Education pays the interest on this loan:

  1. while you are in school at least half time
  2. for the first six months after you leave school
  3. during a period of deferment

You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for the semester as well as meet eligibility criteria to receive this loan.

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Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

This federal loan is not based on financial need. We will determine the amount the you can borrow based on your cost of attendance and other financial assistance you are receiving.  You are responsible for paying the interest on this loan during all periods.  You must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours for the semester as well as meet eligibility requirements. 

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Federal Perkins Loan

This is a low interest (5%) loan for students with exceptional need. Due to limited funding our office will not be awarding any new Federal Perkins Loan recipients beginning Fall 2015.

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Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

If you are a dependent student, your parent may be able to receive a loan to help pay for your education expenses as long as they meet certain eligibility requirements.  Your parent may apply for this loan at www.studentloans.gov

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Exemptions and Waivers

These specialized types of financial aid are available in certain circumstances.

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