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The purpose of the program is to provide grant aid to students with financial need who are enrolled in public two-year community colleges, public technical colleges or public state colleges in Texas. Funding is limited.

Applicants must:

  • Be classified by the institution as a Texas resident
  • Show financial need
  • Register for the Selective Service, unless exempt
  • Be enrolled at least half time as an undergraduate at an eligible 2-year institution.
  • Not have attempted more than 30 semester credit hours (excluding credits for dual enrollment or by examination)
  • Not have already earned an associates or baccalaureate degree
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or a crime involving a controlled substance

2023-2024 A full-time eligible student may receive up to the following amounts for the year, depending on the type of institution the student is enrolled in.:

  • Public Community College - $1,786 per semester
  • Public State College - $1,685 per semester
  • Public Technical Institute - $3,940 per semester

Students continuing in college and who meet program academic standards can receive awards as well. The academic requirements for continuing in the program are listed on the website.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Visit for more information.

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