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Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)

The TEG program provides grant aid to financially needy students to enable them to attend private colleges or universities in Texas.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Texas residents or non-resident National Merit Finalists
  • show financial need
  • are enrolled in an eligible institution in Texas in a degree plan leading to a first associate's baccalaureate, master's or doctoral degree
  • enrolled in at least ¾ time enrollment
  • not receiving athletic scholarships
  • register with the Selective Service, if required.
  • if awarded their first TEG prior to 9/1/2005, meet the academic progress requirements of their institution
  • if awarded their first TEG on or after 9/1/2005, earn and maintain an overall college GPA of at  least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and complete at least 24 credit hours per year (18 credit hours per year if a graduate student)

Award Amount

For the 2012-2013 academic year, the program maximum was $3,518 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 $5,277 in a given year.

Application Process

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Complete Texas Core Residency Form.