UT Tyler Grants: Funding Your Success
Federal Pell Grants are gift aid sources based on exceptional financial need. These grants are available to undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Tyler who have not earned their first bachelor's or professional degree.
UT Tyler students do not have to be registered full time to receive the Pell Grant. The amount of the federal grant will be determined by the maximum set by the Department of Education, your enrollment status, and your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
Your EFC must be less than $5,081 to be eligible for the grant. Federal Pell Grant amounts for the 2013-14 academic year range from $568 to $5,645.
UT Tyler students receiving a Pell Grant for the first time with the 2008-2009 year will have an aggregate award time frame equal to a maximum of 12 semesters of full-time enrollment.
Supplemental Grant Programs
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Federal SEOG awards are limited gift resources available to UT Tyler undergraduate students with exceptional financial need, who have not earned their first bachelor's or professional degree.
To qualify for consideration, undergraduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 undergraduate credit hours per semester. Annual award amounts range from $400 to $2,000 and are based on the availability of funds.
Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)
The TPEG program provides limited state financial aid for UT Tyler undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need.
To qualify for consideration, students must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester. Annual award amounts range from $400 to $2,000 and are based on the availability of funds.
Education Affordability Grant (Ed Aff)
UT Tyler provides limited, need-based grant funding of up to $2,000 per semester to assist undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need. To qualify for consideration, undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at UT Tyler. Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours at UT Tyler.
TEXAS Grant Program
Freshman and Continuing Recipients
The TEXAS Grant program provides limited funding to UT Tyler undergraduate students who graduated from an accredited high school in Texas, completed the recommended or distinguished high school curriculum or its equivalent no earlier than 1998, are Texas residents, have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance, have financial need, and are currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Beginning with the 2013-14 academic year, there may be some changes to the selection for priority awarding. For the most up to date information on the TEXAS Grant program, visit the College For All Texans website.
Awards must be made no later than 16 months after the month of high school graduation. Students who meet program requirements can receive a continuation of this award for up to 150 semester credit hours, a maximum of 6 years, or until they complete a baccalaureate degree, depending on their first-award year.
At the end of the initial year of the award, UT Tyler students must meet the school’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy to receive the award for the second year. In subsequent years, students must attempt at least 24 credit hours, with a 75% completion rate andwith a minimum overall GPA of 2.5. The 2013-14 maximum award for students attending a public university is $3,850 per semester. This award amount will be adjusted for less than full-time enrollment.
Associate Degree Recipients
TEXAS Grants for first-time associate degree recipients are also available. The program requires that the college student be a Texas resident, have financial need, earn the first associate degree from a public technical, state or community college in Texas, and be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Awards must be made no later than 12 months after the associate degree is received.
Students who meet program requirements may receive awards for up to 90 semester credit hours, a maximum of 4 years, or until they complete a baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first. For continuation of this award, UT Tyler students must complete at least 24 semester credit hours, with a 75% completion rate and with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.
The 2013-14 maximum award for students attending a public university is $3,850 per semester. This award amount will be adjusted for less than full-time enrollment.
Students transferring TEXAS Grant renewal eligibility from a previous college/university must notify the UT Tyler Office of Financial Aid by the deadlines listed below:
Fall: Oct. 1
Spring: Feb. 15
All TEXAS Grant recipients must sign and return this document to the UT Tyler financial aid office before the TEXAS Grant funds will be applied to students' accounts.
TEACH Grant Program
AT UT Tyler, the TEACH Grant is available to students (junior/senior, post-baccalaureate or graduate) who are accepted for admission to the UT Tyler School of Education. This grant program will assist students who intend to teach full time for at least 4 years in high-need subject areas at secondary or elementary schools that serve students from low-income families.
The TEACH Grant provides college financial aid up to $4,000 per academic year for full-time enrollment with a $16,000 undergraduate aggregate limit and $8,000 post-baccalaureate aggregate limit. Award amounts will be prorated for enrollment less than full time.
Visit the official site for additional information on the TEACH Grant Program.
Student Eligibility Requirements:
- Complete the FAFSA.
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
- Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate student in coursework necessary for a career in teaching.
- Have a cumulative UT Tyler or combined grade point average of at least 3.25 at the time of disbursement. New transfer students must have at least a 3.25 cumulative transfer grade point average.
- Complete an Agreement to Serve (ATS) and online entrance counseling each year the grant is received.
Please note, if the commitment is not fulfilled, the grant is permanently converted to an unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan with interest calculated back to the date the funds were disbursed.
- Students must also complete exit counseling when enrollment is ceased or less than half time.
For additional information on the application process for the TEACH Grant, you may to contact Gayle Ferrell in the UT Tyler College of Education: 903.566.7022 or firstname.lastname@example.org.