A college education has become a significant expense for most families and requires careful planning. Whatever your financial situation is, we encourage you to use this information to help you understand college funding so you can navigate the financial aid process with greater ease.
States provide many financial aid opportunities to help ease the cost of a college education. Please select the state you reside in to learn about state sponsored internships, scholarships and financial aid programs for undergraduate students and assistantships, fellowships, and residency programs for graduate and professional students.
The following are financial aid programs available to students who are residents of the state of Texas. For more detailed information on state financial aid programs contact:
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 East Anderson Lane
Austin, TX 78752 – 1743
P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711.-2788
Go the this website for ALL the information about each of the programs.
To provide financial assistance to help youth ages 16 – 23 to begin, continue or complete postsecondary education and training programs.
Who can apply?
Youth participating in the education and training voucher program on their 21st birthday can remain eligible until age 23 as long as they are enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward completing their postsecondary education or training program.
How can I apply?
Contact the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services at (512) 438-3312, send an e-mail to TDFPS at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the TDFPS website at www.dfps.state.tx.us.
The 80th Texas legislature established the Engineering Scholarship Program to provide scholarships to students who are pursuing an undergraduate degree in engineering at a participating public and private four-year institution of higher education in Texas.
To promote the professional and educational needs of the state; increase the number of highly trained and educated professional accountants available to serve the residents of this state; improve the state’s business environment and encourage economic development and financial stability; and identify, recognize and support outstanding scholars who plan to pursue careers in accounting.
To provide financial assistance to students with financial need who are enrolled in graduate programs in public affairs, public service or public administration.
Where can I get additional information?
Contact the Grants & Special Programs Office or 512/427-6340 (Austin area) or 800/242-3062 (outside Austin).
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation provides financial assistance in the form of scholarships to deserving sons and daughters of current or former United States Marines in their pursuit of higher education. We also provide a very limited number of scholarships to children of Navy Corpsmen who serve or have served with Marines.
One-year scholarships (ranging from $1,000 – $10,000) are awarded annually and are limited to undergraduate studies at accredited educational and/or technical institutions. Our “Heroes Tribute Scholarships” (of up to $20,000 over four years) are given to the children of Marines and the children of Navy Corpsmen serving with the Marines whose parent is killed in the ongoing Global War on Terror. Current scholarship recipients must reapply each year and are limited to a total of four awards.
Scholarship Program Office:
P.O. Box 3008
Princeton, NJ 08543-3008
The National Health Service Corps Scholarship (NHSC) Program accepts applications once a year from students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment at an accredited health professions training program in an eligible primary care discipline: medicine (MD or DO), dentistry, family nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife or physician assistant. You can apply before your first year or after you have finished one or more years of school.
The purpose of this program is to help ensure a qualified workforce to meet the needs of this state by reducing financial barriers to postsecondary career education and training for economically disadvantaged Texans by providing grants to eligible students attending an eligible career school or college.
To receive an initial award through the TCOG Program, a student must
Be a resident of Texas
Show financial need
Be required to pay more tuition and required fees than the amount charged at a public technical institution
Be charged not less than the regular tuition and required fees paid by other students enrolled at the institution the person attends
Be enrolled at least ½ time* in a qualified education program at a participating eligible institution
Meet the school’s financial aid academic progress requirements
Register for Selective Service, or be exempt
Not be in default on a federal or state student loan; and not owe a refund on a grant received under the federal Pell Grant Program or the federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) program
Program Purpose To provide grant aid to financially needy students enrolled in Texas public two-year colleges.
The Texas Legislature established the TEXAS (Towards EXcellence, Access and Success) Grant to make sure that well-prepared high school graduates with financial need could go to college
To provide grant assistance to students with financial need.
Who can apply?
FYI: Each institution may set its own priorities in making awards to undergraduate or graduate students; to full- or part-time students. Check with your institution to find out these requirements.
To provide grant aid to financially needy students to enable them to attend private, non-profit colleges or universities in Texas.