There are two main types of Gift Aid: Scholarships and Grants. Scholarships and grants are free financial aid that do not have to be repaid. Scholarships are usually merit-based, whereas grants are typically need-based.
Below are opportunities for receiving gift aid.
The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students who have not previously received a bachelor's degree and who meet eligibility requirements as determined using criteria from the FAFSA. The Pell Grant will be included in your financial aid package if you qualify. For more detailed information related to the Pell Grant, please click here.
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant is available to students who are pursuing a degree in education. The student must meet certain requirements upon graduation in order for this money to remain free and not become a loan. The student must agree to serve as a teacher:
For more specific information related to TEACH Grant requirements, please click here.
The Texas Tuition Equalization Grant is available to students who demonstrate financial need at not-for-profit colleges and universities in Texas. To qualify for this grant, students must:
For more information regarding the Texas Tuition Equalization Grant, >click here.