The TEG program provides grant aid to financially needy students to enable them to attend private colleges or universities in Texas.
- Texas resident or non-resident National Merit Finalists
- Demonstrate financial need as based on the FAFSA or TASFAA
- Enroll as a degree seeking student with an academic plan that leads to a first associate's, baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree at an eligible Texas institution
- Carry at least a three-quarter time enrollment status per term (typically 9 credit hours)
- Must not be receiving athletic scholarships
- Must be registered with the Selective Service, if required.
- First time recipients must earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 at the end of the first year that they received the TEG. Students receiving TEG in subsequent years must maintain an overall cumulative GPA of at least 2.500.
- Undergraduates must successfully earn a minimum of 24 credit hours per academic year. Graduate students are required to earn a minimum of 18 credit hours per year.
For the 2017-2018 academic year, the program maximum is $3364 per school year. However, undergraduate students with exceptional need (those whose Expected Family Contributions are less than or equal to $1,000) may receive awards of up to $5046 in a given year.