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.

State Financial Aid

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

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 12788

Austin, TX 78711.-2788

Phone (512)427-6101


Go the this website for ALL the information about each of the programs.

Training Vouchers for Youths Aging Out of Foster Care

To provide financial assistance to help youth ages 16 – 23 to begin, continue or complete postsecondary education and training programs.

Who can apply?

Individuals who:

  • Are between the ages of 16 and 21 who have a high school diploma or equivalent and are attending a Texas public or private college that provides a bachelor’s degree or not less than a two-year program that provides credit towards an associate’s degree or certificate;
  • Are beyond the age of compulsory school attendance (age 18) and are attending an accredited or preaccredited program that provides not less than one year of training toward gainful employment;
  • Are in TDFPS foster care and who are at least 16 years old and are likely to remain in foster care until age 18;
  • Have aged out of TDFPS foster care, but have not yet turned 21; or
  • Are adopted from TDFPS foster care after turning 16 years old who are not yet 21.

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 agencyinfo@dfps.state.tx.us, or visit the TDFPS website at www.dfps.state.tx.us.

Engineering Scholarship Program

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.

Fifth Year Accounting Student Scholarship (Fifth Year)

Program Purpose

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.

Kenneth H. Ashworth Fellowship Program

Program Purpose

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).

Marine Corps Foundation Scholarship

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
Phone: 609-921-3534
Toll-Free: 800-292-7777
Fax: 609-452-2259

National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship

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.

Texas Career Opportunity Grant Program

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

Texas Educational Opportunity Grant Program (TEOG)

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

Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)

Program Purpose

To provide grant assistance to students with financial need.

Who can apply?
Individuals who:

  • Are Texas residents, non-residents or foreign students
  • Show financial need
  • Register for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement

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.

Tuition Equalization Grant Program (TEG)

Program Purpose

To provide grant aid to financially needy students to enable them to attend private, non-profit colleges or universities in Texas.