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Grants are awarded based on financial need by the Federal Government or State of Texas. This form of financial aid does not require repayment. To be considered for a grant, complete the Free Application for Federal Students Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). If you are unsure which to use, learn when to use each application.

Federal Pell Grant

Undergraduate students who have not already earned a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate financial need on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant.

Eligibility Requirements

Students can receive assistance for up to 12 semester hours. Total award received will vary based on enrollment status.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Undergraduate students who have not already earned a bachelor’s degree and demonstrate financial need on the FAFSA are eligible for the FSEOG Grant.

Eligibility Requirements

At Tarleton State University, students with zero expected family contributions (EFC) receive priority consideration for FSEOG. Total award received will vary based on enrollment status.

TEACH Grant (For Future Teachers)

The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides up to $4,000 per year in grants for graduate and undergraduate students who intend to teach full-time in high-need subject areas for at least four years at low income secondary or elementary school(s).

To be considered for a TEACH grant, you must be formally admitted to one of the following TEACH Grant eligible programs of study at Tarleton State University:

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Teacher Education
  • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Teacher Education
  • Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

TEACH Grant Awards

Award Year Impacted Awards Statutory Maximum Scheduled Award Amount Percentage Reduction from Statutory Award Amount Dollar Reduction Amount from Maximum Award Amount Adjusted Maximum Award Amount
2021-2022 First disbursed on or after October 1, 2020 and before October 1, 2021
(FY 20 Sequester)
$4,000 5.70% $228.00 $3,772
First disbursed on or after October 1, 2021 and before October 1, 2022
(FY 21 Sequester)
$4,000 5.70% $228.00 $3,772
Eligibility Requirements
Apply for the TEACH Grant

After You've Been Selected

In order to receive a TEACH Grant, you must work in a high-need subject area at a school serving low-income students for at least four of the eight years after completing or ceasing your program of study. When you begin teaching, the school must be listed on the Department of Education's Annual Directory of Designated Low-Income Schools. Use the search tool to identify school names or browse by county.

To Meet the Agreement After Graduation

If you fail to complete the 4-year teaching obligation within 8 years of completing or ceasing your program or study, your grant will convert to an unsubsidized loan which will have to be repaid with interest accrued from the date the grant funds were first disbursed.

Toward Excellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant

The TEXAS Grant is gift aid awarded to students who demonstrate financial need.

First-time Eligibility Requirements

To receive a basic initial year (IY) award through the TEXAS Grant Program, a student must:

  • Be Pursuing their first bachelor’s degree
  • Be registered with Selective Service, or be exempt
  • Have a 9-month Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of no more than $6,234
  • Be classified by the institution as a Texas Resident
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance

The student must meet the requirements of one of the four pathways below:

High School Graduation
Associate Degree
TEOG Transfer
Honorable Military Discharge

To receive priority consideration for an initial year (IY) award through the TEXAS Grant Program, a student must:

  • Meet the basic initial year (IY) student eligibility requirements (see section above)
  • Meet the state priority deadline of January 15
  • Meet at least one of the requirements in at least 2 of the following 4 areas:
TEXAS Grant Consideration Areas and Requirements
Area Requirements
Advanced Academic Program 12 hours of college credit (dual credit or AP courses), complete the Distinguished Achievement Program (DAP), or complete the International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
TSI Readiness Meet the Texas Success Initiatives (TSI) assessment thresholds or qualify for an exemption
Class Standing Graduate in the top third of the HS graduating class or have a B average
Advanced Math Complete at least one math course beyond Algebra II as determined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Complete at least one advanced career and technical course, as determined by TEA


At the end of the first year, you must meet Tarleton State University’s Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements (2.0 GPA and 67% completion) and demonstrate financial need in order to remain eligible for the TEXAS Grant. After your second year, the following eligibility requirements apply:

  • Maintain at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Complete 24 credit hours each academic year (fall, spring and summer). Credits by exam do not count as completed courses
  • Have not exceeded 150 attempted credits
Maximum Time to Receive the Grant
Hardships or Other Proper Causes

Submitting an appeal does not guarantee any adjustments will be made.

Texas Public Assistance Grant (TPEG)

Texas Public Assistance Grant is a need-based grant supported by the state of Texas. Funding is limited, not all students that are eligible will receive TPEG.

Eligibility Requirements

Tarleton Tuition Grant

Tarleton State University provides a Tarleton Tuition Grant to assist undergraduate students with funding of tuition and fees associated with attendance.

Eligibility Requirements

Children of Fallen Heroes

Children of Fallen Heroes funding in available to Pell eligible students whose parent or guardian was a public safety officer and died in the line of duty.

To be eligible for Children of Fallen Heroes, you must meet all of the following requirements:

Eligibility Requirements

If eligibility is confirmed, Children of Fallen Heroes may result in additional financial aid, including an increase in Pell. You will not see the words “Children of Fallen Heroes” on your financial aid offer. Children of Fallen Heroes is funded through a combination of increased Pell and other financial aid, depending on eligibility. In subsequent award years, you will continue to be eligible for Children of Fallen Heroes as long as you continue to be a Pell eligible student.

If you would like to be reviewed for this program, please call the Office of Financial Aid at 254-968-9070 or email


Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant (IASG)

Additional aid eligibility under the Iraq and Afghanistan Service grant is available to students whose parent or guardian died as a result of U.​S.​ military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2001.

To be eligible for the IASG, you must meet the following requirements:

Eligibility Requirements

Students will be reviewed for this program upon the receipt of an eligible FAFSA.