Types of Financial Aid


Grants are a type of financial aid that do not have to be repaid. Grants are offered by the federal and state government, as well as by some institutions and can be merit-based, need-based or student-specific.

The Federal Pell Grant Program helps eligible students cover the cost of post-secondary education. The Pell Grant is a Federal Aid Program designed to provide a "Foundation" of financial assistance to eligible undergraduate students and may be combined with other forms of aid to meet the full cost of education. To qualify, a student must demonstrate financial need.  The amount of the grant is based on the computed Expected Family Contribution (EFC), and the cost of education. Eligible students enrolled for less than full time will receive a reduced grant award in accordance with federal grid tables. Pell Grant eligibility will usually be limited to 180 attempted hours of undergraduate study. Eligibility must be established each year.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • A student must be enrolled in an eligible program as a degree-seeking student.
  • A student must be an undergraduate who has not earned a first baccalaureate degree.
  • Meet the requirements of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

The SEOG program was established to assist in making the benefits of post-secondary education available to qualified students who, for lack of financial means of their own or of their families, would be unable to obtain such benefits without the grant.

Eligible students must be citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. who are accepted for admission and are enrolled at least half-time as undergraduate students, and are maintaining Satisfactory Academic Process.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • A student must meet all Title IV requirements
  • A student should demonstrate exceptional financial need and be eligible for a Pell Grant. Exceptional financial need is established if the student's family resources do not exceed 50% of the cost of education.
  • A student must be an undergraduate who has not earned a first baccalaureate degree.
  • A student cannot be enrolled in a seminary or in a program leading to ordination or licensed to preach for a religious sect or be a member of a religious order.


The maximum award at TAMUK is $1000 per semester or $2000 per academic year and is awarded first to those with lowest EFC's who are eligible for Federal Pell Grants. If funds are still available, SEOG is awarded to others remaining with lowest EFC. Any exception to these limits is made on an individual basis. An SEOG award should not exceed 50% of the Financial Aid awarded to a student by the institution for an award period.

The Texas Completion Repayment Grant Program is part of the $94.6 million fund established to provide essential emergency support to college students who have been most significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  The program is designed to assist students who have an outstanding balance at Texas A&M-Kingsville (TAMUK) and have not earned a credential or degree.

The maximum award per student is $1,000 upon verification of enrollment. Your debt will be cleared once enrollment in a specified term is confirmed by TAMUK.

To be eligible, students must:

  • be a  Texas resident;
  • be a  full or part-time studentOR  intend to enroll as a full or part-time student at TAMUK  or another institution of higher education;
  • enroll in a summer 2022 or fall 2022 term in a degree program;
  • have incurred  debt/past due balance prior to fall 2021;
  • have previously  completed at least one college-level courseof at least one semester credit hour;
  • must be eligible for Title IV Aid; and
  • register with  Selective Service or be exempt from this program; and
  • complete application for Completion Repayment Grant aid.


Now is the time for you to come back to Texas A&M-Kingsville and finish your degree in a high wage, high demand field. Complete the application to determine if you qualify for the Texas Completion Repayment Program.


If you qualify, a representative from the TAMUK will contact you to discuss registering for classes to absolve your debt. Should you have any questions or need additional information please contact

Texas A&M University-Kingsville is proud to participate in the Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program. This program was established to support displaced Texas workers impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic who need to reskill or upskill to get back into the workforce and Texas students who have previously stopped out of higher education institutions without completing a postsecondary credential. Eligible students can receive up to $2,500 per semester to help cover tuition and fees. The grant funding is limited in availability, so enroll now!

To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a Texas resident eligible for in-state tuition
  • Have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Have financial need and be eligible for federal Title IV aid
  • Have affirmed they were affected by COVID-19
  • Be enrolled in an eligible undergraduate, graduate, or professional program
  • Have not been enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution in the previous academic semester or previous six months

Students wishing to re-enroll and interested in the program should complete the  Reskilling Grant Acknowledgement Application after being admitted.  

The Toward EXcellence, Access & Success Grant was created by the Texas Legislature to provide need-based financial aid to Texas students which will enable them to attend an institution of higher education. The student must complete a FAFSA or TASFA application in order to determine financial need. The State of Texas has a priority deadline of January 15, 2021 for 2021-2022 school year. Funds for this program are limited.


To be awarded this grant  for the first time, you must:

  • Be a Texas resident.
  • Register for Selective Service or be exempt.
  • Not have been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance.
  • Have financial need as determined by the FAFSA or TASFA.
  • Be seeking your first bachelor's degree.
  • Have a 9-month Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of no more than $6,234 (not an eligibility requirement but is used as a method of prioritizing awards).
  • Be enrolled in more than three/quarter time.
  • Qualify through one of the following four pathways:
    • High School Graduation Pathway
    • Associate Degree Pathway
    • TEOG Transfer Pathway
    • Honorable Military Discharge Pathway

For additional information, please visit College For All Texans

First year requirements:

At the end of your first academic year, you must meet Texas A&M University – Kingsville’s Satisfactory Academic Progress

  • 2.0 GPA
  • 67% completion rate

Second and subsequent year requirements:

  • Maintain at least a 2.5 Institutional Cumulative GPA
  • Complete 24 credit hours each academic year (fall, spring and/or summer). Credits by exam/AP credits do not count toward completion requirements
  • Not to exceed Maximum Time Frame:
    • 150 attempted* credits
    • 5 year program limit

*Attempted Hours - All courses in every semester you registered for, including transferred, repeated, dropped, and withdrawn courses.


Texas Grant Hardship Policy

A student who is ineligible for a TEXAS Grant award based on the requirements of grade point average (GPA), number of completed hours, or reached maximum timeframe, may be deemed eligible under a hardship provision.

To review the TEXAS Grant Hardship Policy please click here

To submit an appeal, please make sure to read the instructions as incomplete appeals will not be reviewed.  Upload your personal statement explaining the reason for your request and all supporting documentation. Submitting an appeal does not guarantee any adjustments can or will be made. After the 12th class day in Fall/Spring, appeal will longer be available.

The Texas Grant Appeal Form

The purpose of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy (the Board) Fifth-Year Accounting Student Scholarship Program scholarship is to provide financial assistance to students to meet the academic requirements to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.  A student is not eligible for this scholarship program unless they have completed 120 credit hours prior to the semester in which the scholarship is requested.  A signed written statement confirming intent to take the uniform Certified Public Accountant examination for the purpose of becoming a Certified Public Accountant is required. For more information please contact the College of Business.

Criteria for Eligibility

  • Financial need
  • Scholastic ability measured by grade point average
  • Be a Texas resident

The award is an aggregate of up to $3,000 or the student's financial need, whichever is less.

The Texas Public Educational Grant (RPEG) is a campus-based grant for undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need. RPEG funds are typically awarded until they are exhausted via a strategic model; therefore, students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA/TASFA as early as possible. The institution will exercise flexibility and award amounts will vary.  To learn more about the TPEG please click here.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Are Texas residents, non-residents, or eligible non-citizens
  • Show financial need
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Register for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement

UGTGM is an institutional-based award and it is awarded to students with financial need. The institution will exercise flexibility and award amounts will vary. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Are Texas residents
  • Show financial need
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Register for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement

GRTGM is an institutional-based award and it is awarded to graduate students with financial need. The institution will exercise flexibility and award amounts will vary.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Are Texas residents
  • Show financial need
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Register for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement