Grants are money you don’t have to repay (unless you withdraw from your courses). Austin Community College administers the following federal and state grant programs.

Federal Pell Grant (PELL)

The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree (medicine, law, dentistry, etc.). The amount of Pell Grant you receive is based on the information you provided on your FAFSA, and the number of classes you take.

Learn more about the Federal Pell Grant, including the maximum award amounts and limits, on the Pell Grant limits, at Federal Student Aid.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant is awarded to students with exceptional financial need. FSEOG funds are limited, and priority is given to students who receive a Federal Pell Grant with an Expected Family Contribution of zero. Eligibility for FSEOG is determined with the data reported on the FAFSA. FSEOG recipients at ACC must be enrolled in at least 6 credits and must have a Pell Grant. Summer recipients must be enrolled for the entire semester.  Learn more about the FSEOG at Federal Student Aid.

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

This grant has limited funding and is awarded to eligible students who:

  • Are Texas residents or non-residents.
  • Show financial need according to the FAFSA or TASFA.
  • Enroll for at least 6 credits.

Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)

This grant is awarded to students with exceptional financial need and attending at least part time (6 credits). This grant has limited funding. Eligibility criteria and Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements are updated each school year by state regulations and published on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s website.

ACC’s TEOG Hardship Provision policy is as follows:

  1. Students are required to meet ACC’s Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy at the end of the initial-year in order to receive a renewal-year TEOG award. Students not meeting the SAP policy may submit a SAP Appeal to the Financial Aid Office explaining any circumstances involved that caused the SAP deficiency and can potentially have their eligibility for a renewal-year TEOG award reinstated.
  2. At the end of a renewal-year, TEOG recipients are required to meet the State’s more stringent GPA, completion rate, and maximum time frame requirements (2.50, 75%, and 75 attempted hours respectively) to continue receiving subsequent renewal-year awards. Students not meeting these requirements are not offered the opportunity to submit a hardship provision appeal to request continued renewal-year TEOG eligibility.
  3. ACC will not allow a student to receive TEOG funds for less-than-half-time enrollment due to a hardship provision.

Texas Public Education Grant – Matching (TPEGM)

This award is only used to cover the remaining tuition and fees not covered by the TEOG award and other financial aid grants.

  • Are awarded the Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG).
  • Enroll for at least 6 credits.
  • Must reside out-of-district.

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