Grants

This type of financial aid does not have to be repaid. It can be funded through federal/state governments, and institutional monies. All grants offered at UTEP require a complete and valid Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Below is a list of grants that are available.

Federal Pell Grant (Pell)

Available to undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor degree. A student may only receive the grant for the equivalent of full-time enrollment for twelve semesters.

The Pell is adjusted based on enrollment. A student enrolled: full-time (12 hours) will receive 100% of their award, three quarter time (9 hours) will receive 75% of their award, half time (6 hours) will receive 50% of their award, and less than half time (5-3 hours) will receive 25% of their award.

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Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Available to Federal Pell Grant eligible students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. The FSEOG is adjusted based on enrollment. A student enrolled: full-time (12 hours) will receive 100% of their award, three quarter time (9 hours) will receive 75% of their award, half time (6 hours) will receive 50% of their award, and less than half time (5-3 hours) will receive 0% of their award.

Availability of funding is very limited.

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Federal Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH)

Available to undergraduate, post-baccalaureate, and graduate students taking course work necessary to become an elementary or secondary teacher.

Recipients must submit "TEACH Grant Eligible" form available from their academic advisors, to verify they meet the academic achievement requirements. These include scoring above the 75th percentile on college admissions tests and/or attain a cumulative 3.25 GPA.

The TEACH is adjusted based on enrollment. A student enrolled: full-time (12 hours) will receive 100% of their award, three quarter time (9 hours) will receive 75% of their award, half time (6 hours) will receive 50% of their award, and less than half time (5-3 hours) will receive 25% of their award.

Unlike other grants, the TEACH can convert to an unsubsidized loan if the recipient fails to carry out their agreement to serve as a teacher for 4 years. The unsubsidized loan will be charged interest from the date the TEACH was disbursed.

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Towards Excellence, Access and Success Grant (Texas Grant)

Available to undergraduate students who are Texas Residents, have a public or private Texas high school diploma, completed the Recommended or Distinguished Achievement curriculum, demonstrate financial need, and have no conviction of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance.

The Texas Grant is adjusted based on enrollment. A student enrolled: full-time (12 hours) or three quarter time (9 hours) will receive 100% of their award, half time (6 hours) and less than half time (5-3 hours) will receive 0% of their award.

Students must complete 24 semester credit hours per academic year and maintain a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher.

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Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

Available to undergraduate or graduate students that demonstrate financial need. TPEG is adjusted based on enrollment. A student enrolled: full-time will receive 100% of their award, three quarter time will receive 75% of their award, half time will receive 50% of their award, and less than half time (5-3 hours) will receive 0% of their award. Availability of funding is very limited.

UTEP Promise Grant (Promise)

Available to undergraduate students whose yearly family income is less than $30,000. Students must be Texas residents their first semester at UTEP. The Promise is not available to students who are receiving an exemption or waiver for tuition.

The Promise is only available to students enrolled full-time and is not available during the summer semester. Students must complete 30 semester credit hours per academic year.

This grant is for students who qualify for the UTEP Promise Program and whose financial award package is not sufficient to cover tuition and fees for 15 semester credit hours.

Students must complete 24 credit hours the first academic year the award is offered and 30 credit hours every academic year after that. If the grant was awarded for one semester during the first academic year of eligibility, then only 12 out of the 24 credit hours must be completed. Summer enrollment may be needed to meet the required credit hours per academic year and may not be covered by financial aid.

Participation in this grant program is limited to four consecutive academic years for entering freshman and three consecutive academic years for transfer students.

UTEP Graduate Grant

Available to graduate students, must be Texas residents, and demonstrate financial need. The grant is adjusted based on enrollment. A student enrolled full-time will receive 100% of their award, and a student enrolled half time will receive 50% of their award. Availability of funding is very limited.

Texas Application for State Financial Aid

TASFA: Students who do not have a Social Security Number and graduated from a Texas High School complete the TASFA.

Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) English: Used as an alternative financial aid application. The OSFA will use this application for students who are not eligible to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to being in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen or resident, or admitted under Texas House Bill 1403/Senate Bill 1528. A student interested in submitting the TASFA is encouraged to do so before March 15th.

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Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) Spanish: Used as an alternative financial aid application. The OSFA will use this application for students who are not eligible to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to being in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen or resident, or admitted under Texas House Bill 1403/Senate Bill 1528. A student interested in submitting the TASFA is encouraged to do so before March 15th.

TAFSA EN ESPAÑOL

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