Toward Excellence, Access, and Success Grant (TEXAS Grant)

Note: The State Priority Deadline was extended to April 15, 2024 for the 2024-25 application year. This is only for the 2024-25 year, and January 15th will be the state's priority deadline for future years.

TEXAS Grant is available to undergraduate students who are Texas residents and meet specific residency requirement, academic criteria, and demonstrate financial need. The FAFSA or TASFA (S.B. 1528 students) serve as the TEXAS Grant application and no other forms are required. Eligible students are automatically considered for entry into the program in one of four pathways on a first-come/first-served basis until funds are no longer available. TEXAS Grant is renewable if the state's financial need and academic requirements are met. Summer funding is typically unavailable.

TEXAS Grant eligibility requirements:

  1. Demonstrate high financial need, 2024-25 priority to students with a FAFSA/TASFA Student Aid Index (SAI) of 6,472 or less.
  2. Register with Selective Service or be exempt.
  3. Be a Texas resident for tuition and fee purposes.
  4. Have not been convicted of a felony or offense under chapter 481, Health & Safety Code.
  5. The full TEXAS Grant amount disburses at 12 or more credit hours (full-time enrollment) and is prorated down at 9 credit hours (three-quarter enrollment). Less than 9 credit hours is not eligible.
  6. Have no previous baccalaureate degree.

There are four pathways for which a student may be eligible to receive a TEXAS Grant:


  1. Graduate from an accredited public or private high school in Texas (homeschool graduates are not eligible), and
  2. Enroll at UTA within 16 months of graduation having not already attempted more than 30 credit hours (excluding credits from dual enrollment and by examination).

NOTE: Priority will be given to incoming freshman who meet two out of the four academic requirements listed below:

Area Requirements
Advanced Academic Program
  • 12 hour of college credit (dual credit or AP courses)
  • complete the equivalent of the Recommended or Advanced High School Program*
  • complete the International Baccalaureate Program (IB)
TSI Readiness
  • meet the Texas Success Initiatives (TSI) assessment thresholds or qualify for an exemption
Class Standing
  • graduate in the top 1/3 of the high school graduating class
  • graduate with a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale or the equivalent
Advanced Math
  • complete at least one math course beyond Algebra II
  • complete at least one advanced career and technical or technical applications course, as determined by the Texas Education Agency (TEA)

*For additional information on high school graduation requirements, visit the Texas Education Agency website or contact TEA's Curriculum Standards and Student Support Division at

Resource: Graduation Requirements


  1. Earn an associate degree from a Texas college, and
  2. Enroll at UTA within 12 months of earning associate degree.


  1. Transfer to UTA with at least 24 credit hours and 2.5 transfer GPA, and
  2. Receive an initial TEOG Grant (Texas Education Opportunity Grant) in Fall 2014 or later at previous college, OR TEXAS Grant and have remaining eligibility.


  1. Enroll within 12 months of being honorably discharged, and enlistment must have occurred within 12 months after graduation from an accredited Texas high school on May 1, 2013 or later, and
  2. Student must not have attempted more than 30 credit hours (excluding credits for dual enrollment or examination).


At the end of the first year receiving the TEXAS Grant, a student must be meeting institutional SAP policy.

At the end of the second year and beyond, a student must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA and complete 24 credit hours each academic year with grades A-D, P, or R. Dropped, withdrawn, incomplete, and grades of F, Q, or Z do not meet requirements.

  • If a student falls short of 24 hours or 2.5 GPA after the Fall/Spring semesters, they may take courses during the following summer semester here at UTA or another college to make up any shortfall. Summer coursework is not funded through the TEXAS Grant program.


Pathway Years of Eligibility Maximum Attempted Credits Upon Entering UTA Maximum Lifetime Attempted Credits Allowed**

Initial Recipient by:

  • High School Graduate
  • TEOG Transfer
  • Military Discharge
5 years from the first semester awarded  150 150

Initial Recipient by:

  • Associate Degree
3 years from the first semester awarded  90 150

**Attempted hours are defined as every course in every semester for which a student registered by the official census dates. This includes repeated courses, dropped and withdrawn courses, transfer credits and dual credit. Credit for internship and cooperative education are included if accepted and counted towards the student's current program of study. This cannot be appealed.

Eligibility ceases upon earning a baccalaureate degree or reaching maximum allowed credits, whichever comes first.


The TASFA application serves as the application for the TEXAS Grant program for a Dreamer/undocumented student. All TEXAS Grant eligibility requirements apply to TASFA applicants. For more information, please visit our TASFA Applicants page.



Students in the TEXAS Grant program that did not meet renewal requirements due to a hardship may submit an appeal with documentation to the TEXAS Grant Program Coordinator. The request must be submitted in writing to, and must explain the reason renewal requirements were not met and what has changed to meet requirements moving forward. Reasons that may be considered include:

  • A serious illness or injury to student or immediate family member (parent, spouse, sibling, child) that required extended recovery time
  • Death of an immediate family member
  • Significant trauma in student's life that impaired the student's emotional and/or physical health
  • Withdrawal due to military service

The TEXAS Grant Program Coordinator will respond to the UTA email account. Submitting an appeal does not guarantee approval.

For more information, go to College For All Texans.

UTA reserves the right to reduce or cancel the amount of institutional/state grant funds offered to students who receive other scholarship assistance, grant assistance or specific federal, state or institutional tuition waivers or other benefits that are designated to cover tuition and fees.


If you have any questions about the TEXAS Grant program, contact our office by emailing Please include your name and UTA ID number (if you have one).

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