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2020 - 2021 Dallas College Catalog

2020 - 2021 Catalog
Toward Excellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant

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The Texas Legislature established the TEXAS Grant to make sure that well-prepared high school graduates with financial need can go to college.

Eligibility Requirements
As of Fall 2014, public community colleges, public technical institutes, and public state colleges will no longer be able to make Initial Year (IY) TEXAS Grant awards to students.

To receive a renewal year (RY) award through the TEXAS Grant Program, a student must:
  • Be enrolled at least three-quarter time as an undergraduate student who previously received a TEXAS Grant award and has not yet been granted a baccalaureate degree;
  • Have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance;
  • Have a calculated financial need;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
  • Be classified by the institution as a Texas resident
  • Be registered with Selective Service or be exempt
  • At the end of the year:
    Meeting Institutional SAP Policy

    At the end of all years preceding the first year:
    2.5 Cumulative GPA
    24 Semester Credit Hours (SCH's) in an Academic year

    Maximum time frame for receiving the grant is the first of:
    • No more than 150 SCHs if 1st award was made out of high school:
    • No more than 90 SCHs if 1st award was made after obtaining an associate degree; or
    • Completion of a baccalaureate degree.
Beginning with awards for the 2015-2016 academic year, a student's eligibility for TEXAS Grant ends once he or she has attempted 150 SCH's or the equivalent unless the student is granted a hardship extension.
Application Process
You apply when you complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). Funding is limited, so you need to submit your application as soon as possible after October 1st.
Additional Information
  • Your eligibility for this program is determined by the financial aid office. Contact your campus financial aid office for additional information on eligibility.