Types Of Financial Aid

Grants (Federal, State, and Institutional)

Grants are awarded based the student’s completed FAFSA data and calculated need. Additional requirements may exist for certain grant types. Student Financial Aid will award all eligible students any grant amount that they may qualify for.

Grant Name Candidates Award Range
Federal Pell Grant Students working on their first undergraduate degree with EFC in qualifying range. $100-$5645 for 2013-2014(based on EFC, enrolled hours, and federal pell schedule)
Federal SEOG (Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant) High need students working on their first undergraduate degree. $200-$4000 (based on enrolled hours and availability of funds)-Must be receiving a Pell Grant to receive this grant.
TPEG (Texas Public Education Grant) Resident and non-resident, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at least half time. $100-$4000 (based on need eligibility and enrolled hours)
TEXAS Grant Texas resident, first-time undergraduates who graduated from an accredited TX high school with the Recommended or Distinguished curriculum, enrolled full time each semester. Transfer students will need to self identify to regain eligibility. More Information
TTU Grant Resident and non-resident undergraduate students enrolled at least three-quarter time (9 hours). Amounts vary based on the availability of funds.
Federal TEACH Grant Students enrolled in an eligible Teacher certificate program (concentration must be in a high-need field), with a gpa of 3.25 of higher. 

TEACH Grant Counseling for students.

 

Up to $4000 (pending approval by the College of Education, Federal Agreement to Serve, and Entrance Counseling) based on available funds.
Top Ten Percent Scholarship To be eligible a student must:

  • Be a Texas resident
  • Demonstrate financial need as defined by this program (although there is a need criterion, the award amount is not limited by the student’s need)
  • Cost of Attendance (EFC + Pell) > $0
  • Complete a non-rejected FAFSA or TAFSA by March 15*; and
  • Student is eligible if FAFSA completed by March 15 even if student has not added school to FAFSA.
  • Enroll full-time in a Texas public two-year or four-year college or university in the fall semester.
*Renewal awards require a student to complete 30 credit hours in the previous year, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.25, & complete at least 75% of hours attempted.
2014 – 2015 award amounts:

  • Initial Year – $600.00
  • Renewal Year – $1000.00
  • Work Force Bonus  $0

All awards through this program are for the fall semester only based on available funds. Information for THECB. Hardship Provision:  Students who fail to meet the academic requirement for a renewal award may submit documentation to the office for consideration.  Circumstances may include but not limited to:

  • Illness, accident or injury by you or significant person in your life
  • Death of a family member
  • Divorce
  • Personal problems experienced by you, spouse, family or roommate.
Financing Graduate Education A publication provided by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators to assist Graduate students with financial aid information

Loan Type

Candidates

Amount

Federal Direct Subsidized Student Loan Undergraduates enrolled at least half-time in an eligible degree. New federal regulations require that an Undergraduate student must borrow the full Subsidized loan eligibility before any Unsubsidized eligibility may be obtained. First time borrowers as of July 1, 2013 or later must complete their first undergraduate degree within 150% of the degree requirements (i.e. 6 years for a 4 year degree; 7.5 years for a 5 year degree). Amount determined by FAFSA data and student’s classification
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Student Loan Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled at least half-time in an eligible degree. Amount determined by FAFSA data and student’s classification
Federal Parent PLUS loan Parents of dependent undergraduate students who are enrolled at least half-time in an eligible degree.(credit check required) Cost of Attendance   minus other aid. FAFSA is required
Federal Graduate PLUS loan Graduate and Professional students who are enrolled at least half-time in an eligible degree. (credit check required, cosigner may be required) Cost of Attendance   minus other aid. FAFSA is required
College Access Loan Resident Undergraduate or Graduate students who are enrolled at least half time in an eligible degree program (credit check required, cosigner may be required). Cost of Attendance   minus other aid. FAFSA is required
Texas B-on-Time Loan Resident Undergraduate students who are enrolled full time (12 or more hours/semester) in an eligible degree program. Must not have received a bachelor’s degree. Funding is limited. Cost of Attendance   minus other aid. FAFSA is required
Private Educational Loan Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled at least half-time in an eligible degree or certificate program (credit check required, cosigner may be required). Cost of Attendance   minus other aid. FAFSA is required
Federal Perkins Loan Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled at least part time. Priority is given to education majors. Varies. Amount is determined by FAFSA Data, Student’s Classification and available funding.

 

*TTU Law School Cost of Attendance.

Financing Options (available through Student Business Services)

Students or authorized users may enroll in a payment option plan, including the Emergency Payment Plan on MyTech by selecting the TTU option, under Make a Payment.