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Top 10% Scholarship Program
The 80th Texas legislature created the Top 10 Percent Scholarship to encourage students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class to attend a Texas public institution of higher education. Qualifying students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) by March 1, 2013** and have financial need may be eligible to receive up to $1,500 if they enroll full time in a Texas public college or university in the fall 2013 semester. Students who submit their FAFSA after March 1 will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds have been spent. Learn more about this new state financial aid program below:
INITIAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- Be a Texas resident
- Demonstrate financial need (to be determined by the college or university financial aid office)
- Complete a 2014-2015 FAFSA or TASFA (if applicable) and file by March 1, 2014**
- Complete Recommended or Distinguished Achievement HS curriculum
- Rank in the top 10 percent (as of his/her 7th semester or 6th if the college uses that semester for admissions)
- Graduate from an accredited high school in Texas
- Enroll full time in a Texas public 2-year or 4-year college or university in fall 2014
RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS (CONTINGENT UPON AVAILABLE FUNDING)
- Complete 30 semester credit hours (SCH) in the previous year
- Maintain cumulative 3.25 GPA
- Complete at least 75% of hours attempted
Students must enroll full time in a Texas public 2-year or 4-year college or university in the fall 2014 semester.
- Students must meet all eligibility and ranking criteria
- Complete a 2014-2015 FAFSA or TASFA (if applicable) and file by March 1, 2013**
- Student must be file complete, including verification by September 30, 2013.
- Students will be notified on their financial aid award notification received from the college to which they apply
**FAFSA or TASFA must be processed and cannot be in a REJECT status; a 2013-2014 Student Aid Report (SAR) for the student must be on file at the college or university by March 1, 2013.