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The University of Texas at Tyler Grant Programs

Financial Aid

UT Tyler Grants: Funding Your Success

Federal Pell Grant Program

Federal Pell Grants are gift aid sources based on exceptional financial need. These grants are available to undergraduate students at The University of Texas at Tyler who have not earned their first bachelor's or professional degree. 

Students do not have to be registered full time to receive the Pell Grant. The amount of 1 hrs federal grant is determined by the minimum and maximum amounts set by the Department of Education, your enrollment status, estimated cost of attendance and your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). 

Your EFC must be less than $5,157 to be eligible for a Pell grant award. Federal Pell Grant amounts for the 2014-15 academic year range from $583 to $5,730. 

In December 2011, the president signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74).  The new law significantly impacts the Federal student aid programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended (HEA). Public Law 112-74 amended HEA section 401(c)(5) to reduce the duration of a student's eligibility to receive a Federal Pell Grant from 18 semesters (or its equivalent) to 12 semesters (or its equivalent) or equal to 600%.  This provision applies to all Federal Pell Grant eligible students effective with the 2012-13 award year.  The calculation of the duration of a student's eligibility will include all years of the student's receipt of Federal Pell Grant funding.

Supplemental Grant Programs

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Federal SEOG awards are limited gift resources available to UT Tyler undergraduate students with exceptional financial need, who have not earned their first bachelor's or professional degree.

To qualify for disbursement, undergraduate students must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 undergraduate credit hours per semester. Annual award amounts range from $400 to $2,000 and are based on the availability of funds.

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)
The TPEG program provides limited state financial aid for UT Tyler undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need.

To qualify for disbursement, students must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester. Annual award amounts range from $400 to $2,000 and are based on the availability of funds.

Education Affordability Grant (Ed Aff)
UT Tyler provides limited, need-based grant funding of up to $2,000 per semester to assist undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need. To qualify for disbursement, undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at UT Tyler and graduate level students must be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours at UT Tyler.

Institutional Grant Program

Pathway to Success

Guaranteed Tuition Program for Limited Income Families

Pathway provides a financial aid package that covers full tuition and mandatory fees for up to 15 credit hours per semester. UT Tyler also offers other financial aid opportunities will help cover fees not included in the Pathway package.

Estimated tuition and fees for 15 semester credit hours at UT Tyler are $7,312.

Criteria

  • Annual family income of $25,000 or less
  • First-time freshman
  • Texas resident
  • Meet Pell eligibility requirements
  • Meet UT Tyler admissions requirements
  • Complete all required financial aid documentation by May 1st
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 semester credit hours at UT Tyler each fall and spring semester
  • Pathway participants must also complete at least 30 credit hours each consecutive academic year, with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  • Frequently Asked Questions for Pathway to Success Program


TEXAS Grant Program (Priority Date for initial submission of FAFSA is March 15, 2014)

The TEXAS Grant program provides limited funding to UT Tyler undergraduate students who are attending a public institution of higher education in Texas,  graduated from an accredited high school in Texas, completed the recommended or distinguished high school curriculum or its equivalent, are Texas residents, have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance, have financial need, and are currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program.  Beginning with the 2013-14 academic year, there are changes to the selection for priority awarding.  For the most up to date information on the TEXAS Grant program, visit the College For All Texans website. For initial or renewal year consideration students must submit the complete FAFSA or TASFA (not rejected) by March 15th.

High School Diploma Recipients (First Year-First Time Freshmen)

Awards must be made no later than 16 months after the month of high school graduation. Students who meet program requirements may receive a continuation of this award for up to 150 semester credit hours, a maximum of 5 years, or until receipt of the first baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first, from the start of the first award year.

At the end of the initial year of the award, students must meet the school’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy to receive the award for the second year. In subsequent years, students must successfully complete at least 24 credit hours, and minimum overall GPA of 2.5. The 2014-15 maximum award for students attending a public university is $2,500 per semester. Students enrolled in less than 9 semester hours due to complete degree requirements must provide a written request and an official copy of their degree plan.

Associate Degree Recipients
When funding is available TEXAS Grants for first-time associate degree recipients may be awarded. The program requires that the college student be a Texas resident, have financial need, earn the first associate degree from a public technical, state or community college in Texas, and be currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Awards must be made no later than 12 months after the associate degree is received.

Students who meet program requirements based on receipt of an associate degree may receive awards for up to 90 semester credit hours, a maximum of 3 years from the start of the first award year, or until receipt of the first baccalaureate degree, whichever comes first. For renewal of this award, students must complete at least 24 semester credit hours with a minimum overall GPA of 2.5.

The 2014-15 maximum award for students attending a public university is $2,500 per semester. This award amount will be adjusted for less than full-time enrollment.

Texas Grant Recipients with Transfer Eligibility 

(Priority Date for initial submission of FAFSA is March 15, 2014)
Students transferring TEXAS Grant renewal eligibility from a previous college/university must complete FAFSA or TASFA by March 15th and notify the UT Tyler Office of Financial Aid by the deadlines listed below:

Fall: Oct. 1

Spring: Feb. 15

All transferring TEXAS Grant recipients must self-identify or sign and return this form, Texas Grant Renewal Form, to the Enrollment Services Center for review of eligibility. Students will be notified via Patriot email of eligibility.

TEACH Grant Program
AT UT Tyler, the TEACH Grant is available to students (junior/senior, post-baccalaureate or graduate) who are accepted for admission to the UT Tyler School of Education.  This grant program will assist students who intend to teach full time for at least 4 years in high-need subject areas at secondary or elementary schools that serve students from low-income families. 

The TEACH Grant provides college financial aid up to $4,000 per academic year for full-time enrollment with a $16,000 undergraduate aggregate limit and $8,000 post-baccalaureate aggregate limit. Award amounts will be prorated for enrollment less than full time.

Changes For 2014-2015: The TEACH Grant Program is subject to an across-the-board budget cut under the sequester. TEACH Grant awards that are subject to the sequester, require reductions of .89 percent, when the first disbursement happens prior to October 1, 2014 AND for those whose first disbursement will occur after October 1, 2014, the grant requires a reduction of 7.3 percent, from the award amount for which the student would otherwise have been eligible, not from the Scheduled Award amount of $4,000.

Award Year Impacted Awards

Statutory Maximum Scehdule Award Amount

Percentage Reduction from Statutory Award Amount

Dollar Reduction Amount

Adjusted Maximum Scheduled Award Amount

 
2014-2015 First Disbursed on or after October 1, 2013 AND before October 1, 2014 4000.00 0.89% 36.00 3964.00
First Disbursed on or after October 1, 2014 AND before October 1, 2015 4000.00 7.3% 292.00 3708.00

Visit the official site for additional information on the TEACH Grant Program.

Student Eligibility Requirements:

  • Complete the FAFSA.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate, post-baccalaureate or graduate student in coursework necessary for a career in teaching.
  • Have a cumulative UT Tyler or combined grade point average of at least 3.25 at the time of disbursement.  New transfer students must have at least a 3.25 cumulative transfer grade point average.
  • Complete an Agreement to Serve (ATS) and online entrance counseling each year the grant is received. 

Please note, if the commitment is not fulfilled, the grant is permanently converted to an unsubsidized Federal Direct Loan with interest calculated back to the date the funds were disbursed.

  • Students must also complete exit counseling when enrollment is ceased or less than half time.

For additional information on the application process for the TEACH Grant, you may to contact Dr. Colleen Swain in the UT Tyler College of Education: 903.566.7175 or cswain@uttyler.edu.

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