Federal and State Financial Aid for College
The state of Texas and the federal government both offer grant programs to help provide an affordable education at The University of Texas at Tyler. Most grants are based on financial need. Other programs like TEACH grants are designed to benefit students who intend to teach low-income elementary or secondary students full-time for at least 4 years in a high-need subject. Grant money does not need to be repaid.
- Federal Pell Grant: Based on exceptional financial need and available to undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor’s or professional degree.
Supplemental Grant Programs
- Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant: Based on exceptional financial need with an annual award of $400 to $2,000.
- Texas Public Education Grant: Based on exceptional financial need with an annual award of $400 to $2,000.
- Educational Affordability Grant: Based on exceptional financial need and ranging up to $2,000 per semester.
Texas Grant Programs
- Freshman and Continuing Recipients: Based on financial need and in 2011-12 offering a maximum award of $2,500 per semester.
- Associate Degree Recipients:
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- Teach Grant Program: Available to upper-level and School of Education graduate students planning to teach economically deprived students in a high-need subject for at least 4 years.