Bearkat Promise

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SHSU Financial Aid & Scholarships understands the Simplified 2024-2025 FAFSA rollout is challenging for students and families and our team is closely monitoring this process. Our office will continue to act in the best interests of our students as we implement continued Department of Education updates and recommendations.

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Bearkat Promise

The Bearkat Promise guarantees all participating students enough grant funds to cover the cost of mandatory* tuition and fees for 15 hours per semester!

New Student Requirements Description
YES
Entering Freshman or Entering Transfer Students
YES
PELL Eligible
YES
Texas Resident
YES
Seeking a degree at SHSU
YES
Limited by financial need
March 15
FAFSA must be received by Priority Date
April 15
Verification documents must be submitted**
12 Hours
Minimum enrollment per semester***
Fall/Spring
Semesters available
$40,000
Maximum Family Income
2.5 Minimum GPA Requirement for Transfer Students

 

 

Renewal Requirements Description
YES New student requirements maintained
YES
Started program in first year at Sam Houston
YES
Renewal years are sequential
YES
Compliant with SAP Policy
2.5
Minimum Overall GPA required
12 Hours
Minimum enrollment per semester***
67%
Minimum ratio (completed hrs/attempted hrs)
3
Maximum renewal years

 

*Bearkat Promise does not cover other non-mandatory fees (see Explanation of Special Fees).

**Students selected for verification must have all requested documents processed by April 15.

***Students must complete a minimum of 12 SHSU credit hours per semester.


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