Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)

The Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) is a grant that was established by the Texas Legislature to help students with financial need attend public community colleges, public technical colleges, or public state colleges in Texas. The TPEG does not have to be repaid like student loans.

Award Amounts
The Office of Student Financial Services will award a student up to $500 dollars per semester. There is no guarantee every eligible student will be able to receive a TPEG. Students at South Texas College are awarded based on the availability of funds. TPEG funds are awarded by semester.

Eligibility Requirements
There is no additional application to apply for this grant besides the FAFSA. Students must be meeting eligibility requirements below:

  • Have financial need,
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) Certificate,
  • Register with the Selective Services, If required,
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen,
  • Have a valid Social Security Number,
  • Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program,
  • Meet the standards of the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (FA SAP),
  • Be registered and attending at least 6 credit hours in a Fall and/or Spring semester and/or 3 credit hours in Summer Session I, II or III.

This grant is available for:

  • For residents, nonresidents or foreign students,
  • For undergraduates or graduates.
  • For students attending public colleges in Texas.

After funds are awarded
South Texas College will credit TPEG funds to your school account to pay for tuition, fees and other school related costs which appear on your student account (institutional charges). If you are eligible for funds in excess of your institutional charges, after completing eligibility verification South Texas College will pay you the difference directly by: a)mailing you a check, or b)depositing into your personal bank account. Final refund release dates are provided to students before the start of each semester; they are published at http://studentservices.southtexascollege.edu/finaid/book_allowances.html.

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