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Grants


Federal

Federal Pell Grant Program (FPELL)
This is a federally funded program designed to help students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. FPELL provides eligible students with a foundation of financial aid to help defray the cost of post-secondary education. Students must complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility for the FPELL. The award amount is based on

  • Expected Family Contribution (EFC)
  • Cost of Attendance (COA)

FPELL will pro-rate and disburse based on hours of enrollment.

Did you know there’s a maximum amount of Federal Pell Grant funds that you can receive over your lifetime? Visit the Department of Education’s “Calculating Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used” website for information.
 
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This is a federally funded, need-based program designed to assist students who demonstrate exceptional financial need and who, without the grant, would be unable to continue their education. Applicants must be working on their first bachelor’s degree and be enrolled at least half time. Students must complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility for the FSEOG. It is a campus-based federal program and funding is limited to amounts allocated by the Department of Education.

TEACH Grant
This is a federally funded program available to students admitted into the teacher education program. Eligible students must meet and maintain a 3.25 GPA. In exchange for the grant, students must agree to serve as full-time teachers at certain schools and within specific high-need fields for at least four academic years within eight years of completing their course of study. If a grant recipient does not carry out this obligation, the TEACH grant funds received will be converted into an unsubsidized loan that must be repaid with interest.


State

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)
This is a state program funded through tuition payments and is available to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA and enroll at least half time. Awards under this program are usually limited to eligible applicants who meet the established priority date.

Toward Excellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant
This is a state-funded, need-based program available to help students who have recently graduated high school and completed the advanced or recommended high school curriculum. Applicants must be residents of Texas, demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA and meet specific academic requirements. Initial awards under this program are usually limited to eligible applicants who meet the established priority date. Continued awards are contingent on the student’s calculated need, successful credit hour completion rate and a 2.5 GPA. Continued awards are contingent on the student’s calculated need, completing 24 credit hours per academic year, successful credit hour completion rate of 75 percent and a 2.5 GPA. Texas Grant renewal students must complete the application process by Oct. 15th to avoid losing their renewals. 

Hardship Provision Policy

Angelo State University will allow students to appeal for Hardship as it pertains to their Texas Grant eligibility as follows:

Enrolled in less that 9 (nine hours)—Only if the student has less than 9 hours remaining on their degree plan. Documentation will be provided to the Financial Aid Director for hardship approval.

Not meeting either ASU’s published SAP or Texas Grant SAP or Hardship Extension—Student may apply to the Financial Aid Director for Hardship for the following and provide supporting documentation if requested:

  1. A showing of a severe illness or other debilitating condition that may affect the student’s academic performance;
  2. An indication that the student is responsible for the care of a sick, injured, or needy person and that the student’s provision of care may affect his or her academic performance

Institutional

Ram Grant
This is a state-mandated institutional program funded through tuition payments and is available to undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA and enroll at least half time. Awards under this program are usually limited to eligible applicants who meet the established priority date and do not have other available gift aid to pay for the cost of tuition and fees.

Further Financial
Aid Information

More information about financial aid is available on the Federal Student Aid website of the U. S. Department of Education or College For All Texans website  of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Documents are also available upon request through the Financial Aid Office.

Financial Aid Counseling

The Financial Aid Office offers personal counseling to students and parents concerning aid opportunities, application requirements, program guidelines and student eligibility.

Call us at 1-800-933-6299 or 325-942-2246 or visit our office
8 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday for additional assistance. No appointment is necessary.

More Details

To read about students’ rights and responsibilities, aid to students with disabilities or return of funds due to withdrawal, check out Consumer Information.