Javelina Promise

What is Javelina Promise?

For nearly 100 years, Texas A&M University-Kingsville has provided educational access and opportunity to generations of students.  Javelina Promise is our renewed pledge to ensure a world-class and affordable education is attainable for Texas A&M-Kingsville students by eliminating financial barriers to earning a degree.

First time in college (FTIC), transfer undergraduate students and current contuining undergraduate students who qualify for Javelina Promise will have their tuition and fees fully covered for up to 4-years.*

Note: *Semesters must be eight consecutive fall and spring semesters. Transfer students program length eligibility will be pro-rated based on credits already earned.

Javelina Promise will cover your tuition and fees for up to 4 years!

An estimated $40,000** in out-of-pocket savings.

Note: **Estimate based on full-time undergraduate enrollment costs at 15 credit hours a semester over 8 consecutive fall and spring semesters.

How To Qualify

Be a Texas resident

Have family income of $65,000 or less

Submit a FAFSA/TASFA

Demonstrate a financial need according to FAFSA/TASFA

Enroll full-time for at least 12 credit hours per semester (Fall/Spring only)***

Be admitted to a degree-seeking program and working on first bachelor’s degree

Continued program participation dependent on maintaining 2.5 GPA or higher, meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, and full-time enrollment each semester.

*** Continuing students must enroll before June 1 for Fall or December 1 for Spring.
New students must enroll before August 1 for Fall or January 1 for Spring.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Texas Resident
  • $65,000 family income or less
  • Submit a FAFSA/TASFA
  • Demonstrate a Financial Need*
  • Enroll full-time for at least 12 credit hours per semester**
  • Covers tuition and fees for up to 8 consecutive long semesters (4 years)

*Student must demonstrate a financial need as determined by FAFSA/TASFA.
**Fall and Spring semesters; new students must enroll before August 1 for Fall or January 1 for Spring.

  • Texas Resident
  • $65,000 family income or less
  • Submit a FAFSA/TASFA*
  • Financial Need
  • Enrolled 12 credit hours or more per semester**
  • Covers tuition and fees***
  • Meet financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 
  • Covers tuition and fees for up to 6 consecutive long semesters (3 years)

*Student must demonstrate a financial need as determined by FAFSA/TASFA.
**Fall and Spring semesters; new students must enroll before August 1 for Fall or January 1 for Spring.
***Duration of tuition and fee coverage will be determined based on transfer credits and credits remaining to degree completion.

  • Texas Resident
  • $65,000 family income or less
  • Submit a FAFSA/TASFA*
  • Financial Need Enroll 12 credit hours or more per semester**
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA for continuing Javelina Promise eligibility
  • Meet financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) 
  • Covers tuition and fees
  • Covers tuition and fees for up to 6 consecutive long semesters (3 years)

*Student must demonstrate a financial need as determined by FAFSA/TASFA.
**Fall and Spring semesters; continuing students must enroll before June 1 for Fall or December 1 for Spring.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

The Javelina Promise Program will cover tuition and mandatory fees for eligible students by first applying federal and state aid, such as Pell Grant and TEXAS Grant, scholarships, and other gift aid. Any remaining tuition and mandatory fees not covered by the aforementioned programs, will be covered by this award.

Students who meet all of the following requirements:

  • Are admitted as an undergraduate first-time in college or as a new undergraduate transfer student
  • Are Texas residents
  • Are admitted to a degree-seeking program and working on your first bachelor’s degree
  • Have a total household income of less than $65,000
  • Have a valid FAFSA or TASFA (if not eligible to complete a FAFSA) on file
  • Demonstrate Financial Need according to your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA)
  • Maintain a 2.5 Institutional GPA
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements
  • Enroll for 12 semester credit hours or more during the fall and spring semesters at Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Stay continuously enrolled each semester to remain eligible for the award 

Are not in default on an educational loan

New first-time in college students who meet eligibility requirements may receive the award for 8 long semesters or upon graduation, whichever occurs first. New undergraduate transfer students who meet eligibility requirements will be pro-rated based on how many credits they have completed to determine how long they may receive the award for.

If meeting all criteria for the Javelina Promise, students can expect to see the award in their financial aid award package after bills have been posted for the Fall or Spring semester. This will usually occur in early August for Fall or early January for Spring. Any remaining tuition and mandatory fees not covered by federal and state aid, such as Pell Grant, TEXAS Grant, scholarships, waivers and other gift aid, will be covered by this award.

There is no application for the Javelina Promise. All students will be automatically considered. However, students must complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) or TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid) to be considered for this program.

No, this program will only cover tuition and mandatory fees.

All Javelina Promise Program FAQ

Contact Us

Phone:
361-593-5372 (JESC)

Physical Location:
1050 W Santa Gertrudis
Memorial Student Union Building, Room 132
Kingsville, TX 78363

Contact Email:
JESC@tamuk.edu

Apply now!