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Pell Grant

Description / Requirements

Federal Pell Grants usually are awarded only to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree. A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid.

The amount you get, though, will depend on:

  • Your Expected Family Contribution
  • The cost of attendance (determined by your school for your specific program)
  • Your status as a full-time or part-time student
  • Your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less.

What should I do to maintain the grant?

In general, you must maintain enrollment in an undergraduate course of study at a non-foreign school to receive a Federal Pell Grant. Additionally, you will have to fill out the FAFSA form every year you’re in school in order to stay eligible for federal student aid.


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Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Description / Requirements

A Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) is a grant with limited funding for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. This grant is awarded to students who have the most financial need. A Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid.

Once the full amount of the school’s SEOG funds has been awarded to students, no more SEOG awards can be made for that year.


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TEACH Grant

Description / Requirements

Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants to students that are seeking degrees in high-need fields and intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. This grant is available to undergraduate juniors and seniors and to students seeking a master's degree.

For eligibility, renewal and other information: Federal Student Aid website.

Counseling

Initial and Subsequent Counseling

Who should complete this?

Students who are receiving a TEACH Grant. Initial counseling is completed the first time the TEACH grant is offered. Subsequent counseling is completed for each additional year the grant is offered.

How long will it take?

TEACH Grant Initial and Subsequent Counseling must be completed in a single session. Most people complete counseling in 20-30 minutes.

What do I need?

  • Verified FSA ID
  • TEACH Grant - Eligible School Name: Sam Houston State University 003606

Agreement To Serve (ATS)

Who should complete this?

Students who are receiving a TEACH Grant and have completed TEACH Initial or Subsequent Counseling for the awarded academic year.

How long will it take?

The ATS Process must be completed in a single session. Most people complete the ATS in 20-30 minutes.

What do I need?

  • Verified FSA ID
  • TEACH Grant - Eligible School Name: Sam Houston State University 003606
  • Personal Information:
    • Permanent and Mailing Address (if different than permanent address)
    • Telephone Number
    • E-mail Address
  • Reference information for two people with different U.S. addresses who have known you for at least 3 years:
  • Name (First Name, Middle Initial, Last Name)
  • Permanent address (Street, City, State, Zip Code)
  • E-mail Address (optional)
  • Telephone Number
  • Relationship to You (The first reference should be a parent or legal guardian).

Exit Counseling

What is Exit Counseling

TEACH Grant Exit Counseling explains how to fulfill your TEACH Grant service obligation and the terms and conditions that apply if your TEACH Grant is converted to a Direct Unsubsidized Loan.

You must complete exit counseling when you:

  • Graduate
  • Withdraw from the school where you received your TEACH Grant.

Who should complete this?

Students who received a TEACH Grant and are graduating or withdrawing from their program of study.

How long will it take?

Most people complete counseling in 20-30 minutes. The entire counseling process must be completed in a single session.

What do I need?

  • Verified FSA ID
  • Names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of:
    • Your next of kin
    • Two references who live in the U.S.
    • Your future employer (if known)

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TEXAS Grant

Description / Requirements

Students who have completed the Recommended High School Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program in High School and meet additional eligibility requirements will be considered for this state grant program.

For eligibility, renewal and other information: College for All Texans website.


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Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)

Description / Requirements

The Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) is a grant that was established by the Texas Legislature to help students with financial need attend public community colleges, public technical colleges, or public state colleges in Texas. The TPEG does not have to be repaid like student loans.

For eligibility, renewal and other information: College for All Texans website.


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