Federal and State Financial Aid for College

The state of Texas and the federal government both offer grant programs to help provide an affordable education at The University of Texas at Tyler. Most grants are based on financial need. Other programs like TEACH grants are designed to benefit students who intend to teach low-income elementary or secondary students full-time for at least 4 years in a high-need subject. Grant money does not need to be repaid.

To discuss your eligibility with a financial aid representative, call 903.566.7180 or email us today at Visit the main grants page for details.

Federal Program

  • Federal Pell Grant: Based on exceptional financial need and available to undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor’s or professional degree.

Supplemental Grant Programs

Texas Grant Programs

  • Freshman and Continuing Recipients: Based on financial need and in 2011-12 offering a maximum award of $2,500 per semester.
  • Associate Degree Recipients: Based on financial need and in 2011-2012 offering a maximum award of $2,500 per semester.
  • Teach Grant Program: Available to upper-level and School of Education graduate students planning to teach economically deprived students in a high-need subject for at least 4 years.

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Lifelong Impact in a Day's Work

Freda Wilson


The strong reputation of the College of Business led Freda Wilson to UT Tyler. Financial aid options offered to her made attending possible.

“I started hearing about how good the business program was, and when I came to visit I liked the campus. Plus, I was told I could get different kinds of financial aid.”

Freda Wilson

Graduate, College of Business

UT Tyler