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Toward Excellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant

The TEXAS Grant is gift aid awarded to students who demonstrate financial need and have completed an advanced curriculum in high school. To be eligible you must:

  • Be a Texas resident
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) less than or equal to 4800
  • Register for selective service (if applicable)
  • Be a graduate of an accredited high school in Texas
  • Complete the Recommended or Distinguished 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
  • 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 degree.

Students entering the program from high school who continue in college and who meet program academic standards can receive awards for up to 150 semester credit hours, until they receive a bachelor's degree, or for five years if enrolled in a 4-year degree plan or six years if enrolled in a 5-year degree plan, whichever comes first.

The academic requirements for continuing in the program are:

  • At the end of the first year, a student entering the program must meet Tarleton's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirement.
  • At the end of the second year in the program or later, all students must complete at least 75% of the hours attempted in the prior academic year, have an overall college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and complete at least 24 semester credit hours per year.