Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who display exceptional financial need and have not earned a bachelor's, graduate, or professional degree. Amounts usually change yearly. The maximum Federal Pell Grant award is $6,095 for the 2018–19 award year (July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019). The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over the student’s lifetime is limited by federal law to be the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding.
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.
Federal SEOG (FSEOG) is a grant for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who are eligible to receive the Federal Pell Grant in the same award year. Priority will be given to students who meet the March 15th priority date for the 2018-2019 academic year. Please be advised that the priority deadline for the 2019-2020 academic year is January 15, 2019.
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.
This state program provides financial assistance to students with demonstrated financial need who graduated from a Texas public or accredited high school and have no conviction of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance. Students must also have completed the Recommended High School Curriculum or Advanced High School Program or higher to be considered for this program. Awarding of the TEXAS Grant is dependent upon the availability of funds.
Entering freshmen students may be eligible up to a maximum of 5 years or 150 credit hours. Transfer students may be eligible for a maximum of 3 years or 90 credit hours.
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.
Available to undergraduate students pursuing their first bachelor degree and 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 maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or higher and complete 30 credit hours every academic year which includes fall, spring, and summer. (15/15 fall & spring or 12/12/6 fall, spring, and summer). If the grant was awarded for one semester during the first academic year of eligibility, then only 15 out of the 30 credit hours must be completed. Summer enrollment may be needed to meet the required credit hours per academic year however additional UTEP Promise funds will not be available during summer.
Participation in this grant program is limited to four consecutive academic years for entering freshman and three consecutive academic years for transfer students.
How does it work?
- Covers all tuition and mandatory fees for 15 credit hours fall and spring semesters
- Does not cover incidental fees, course-related fees or individual major fees
- Does not cover summer semester
Federal School Code: 003661