Grants are gift aid, or free aid, that you don’t have to repay. Grants are funded
by the federal government, the state, or by UHCL.
Pell Grant—for students with high need
Typically, you may be awarded a Pell Grant by the U.S. Department of Education, if
you have adequate financial need and are working toward a bachelor’s degree.
Pell Grant awards vary from year to year based on Congressional funding for the program. Read more...
FSEOG - Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant—for undergraduates with
the highest need
FSEOG is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need. It gives priority to students
who receive Federal Pell Grants. In order to receive FSEOG, you must meet all the
eligibility requirements for the Pell Grant. The FSEOG award is based on availability
of funds at UHCL, and these are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore,
there is no guarantee that every eligible student will receive an award. The U.S. Department of Education has more info on FSEOG.
TEACH Grant for undergraduates and graduates who agree to teach in a high-need field
in a low-income school for four years.
In exchange for receiving a TEACH Grant, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher
in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves
low-income students. As a recipient, you must teach for atleast four academic years
within eight calendar years of completing the program of study for which you received
a TEACH Grant.
IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete this service obligation, all amounts of the TEACH
Grants that you received are converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan.
You must then repay this loan to the U.S. Department of Education and you are charged
interest from the date you received the grant. Read more...
TPEG - Texas Public Educational Grant
The Texas Public Educational Grant Program provides grant assistance to students with
financial need. At UHCL, these funds are available to undergraduate, graduate, non-resident,
and international students. Priority is given to applicants who complete the application
process by the priority deadline date. More info about TPEG can be found on the College for Texans Website.
Texas Grant - Towards Excellence, Access and Success
TEXAS Grant Program pays college costs for students with financial need who complete
the Recommended High School Program or Distinguished Achievement Program in an accredited
Texas high school. The program provides money to enable well-prepared, eligible
students to attend public and private nonprofit institutions of higher education in
Texas. Read more...
Further Information on State Programs
State programs and information regarding