Texas Toward EXcellence Access & Success (TEXAS) Grant
The Texas Legislature established the TEXAS (Towards EXcellence, Access and Success) Grant to make sure that well-prepared high school graduates with financial need could go to college.
Who can apply? Students who...
For an initial award
- Are Texas residents
- Have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance
- Show financial need
- Register for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement
- Be a graduate of an accredited high school in Texas not earlier than the 1998-99 school year
- Complete the Recommended High School Program or Distinguished Achievement Program in high school
- Enroll in a non-profit public college or university in Texas within 16 months of graduation from a public or accredited private high school in Texas and
- Have accumulated no more than 30 semester credit hours, excluding those earned for dual or concurrent courses or awarded for credit by examination (AP, IB or CLEP).
- Have earned an associate degree from a public technical, state or community college in Texas and
- Enroll in any public university in Texas no more than 12 months after receiving their associate's degree.
When should students apply?
Deadlines vary by institution, but fall and spring grants are generally awarded in the spring prior to enrollment.
How do students apply?
Awards will be made through the financial aid office of the college. Persons interested in the program should contact the financial aid office to find out about deadlines and procedures.
Where can I get additional information?
Your eligibility for this program is determined by the financial aid office at your college. You can obtain more information on the College For All Texans website.