UTEP offers the Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG-I) to international students who demonstrate a financial need caused by unexpected circumstances. The TPEG-I is grant based and means a student does not have to repay the award. The TPEG-I is for fall and spring semester, or for a total of $2,000. It must be applied to tuition and fees. A student may not qualify for the TPEG-I if other assistance is receieved.
The following criteria must be met to qualify:
1. Undergraduate students must have earned a minimum of 24 semester credit hours as a full-time student, graduate student must have earned a minimum of 18 semester credit hours as a full-time student
2. Must be enrolled full-time and maintain that status
3. Must be enrolled for first bachelors degree or first masters degree
4. Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress
Priority deadline is March 15th.
Texas Public Education Grant-International (TPEG-I): Used as an alternative financial aid application. The OSFA will use this application for a student who are not eligible to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) due to international student status. A student interested in submitting the TPEG is encouraged to do so before March 15th.