El Centro College - Toward EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant
El Centro 2013 - 2014 Catalog
Toward EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant

TEXAS Grants are for well-prepared, eligible graduates from public or accredited high schools in Texas. In addition to satisfying general eligibility requirements, a recipient of this grant must be a student who:

  • Is a Texas resident;
  • Has financial need and an expected family contribution (EFC) of no more than $4,000;
  • Has applied for any available financial aid or assistance;
  • Has not been previously granted a baccalaureate degree;
  • Has not previously earned more than 30 hours of college credit;
  • Enrolls at least ¾ time in an undergraduate degree or certificate program at a Texas public college or university;
  • Has not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving a controlled substance; and
  • Completed the recommended or distinguished achievement high school curriculum or its equivalent and
  • Enrolls in an eligible Texas college or university within 16 months of high school graduation;

Grant recipients must complete at least 24 semester credit hours each academic year to receive continuing eligibility. In addition, satisfactory academic performance standards and other requirements are required to renew eligibility each year.