Types of Aid
Federal, state, and institutional grants are forms of gift aid available to help students cover the cost of obtaining a higher education. These grants are awarded on the basis of financial need and available funding. Below is a list of the grants offered at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.
Texas Public Education Grant (TPEGG)
Texas resident and non-resident undergraduate students may be eligible for a grant for each semester of the academic year based upon the budgetary funding of the grant. Graduate students may also be eligible for the grant for each semester of the academic year based upon the budgetary funding of the grant. Students must be enrolled at least half-time and awards are prorated based on enrollment. No individual award may be more than the student's financial need. Each institution may set its own maximum award amounts. Your eligibility for this program is determined by the financial aid office at the university. Funds may not be immediately available to you at the beginning of the semester. Refer to Texas Education Code, § 56.031 and Texas Administration Code Title 19, Part 1, Chapter 22, Subchapter D.
Warrior Tuition Grant
Texas resident undergraduate and graduate students may be eligible for the grant each semester of the academic year. Students must be enrolled at least half-time and awards are prorated based on enrollment.
Federal, state, and institutional student loans are borrowed money you must repay with interest.
Federal Direct Student Loans
As an undergraduate student loan borrower, you may be awarded an unsubsidized (non-need-based) loan depending on your financial need. As a graduate student loan borrower, you may only be awarded an unsubsidized loan (non-need-based) loan. If you are awarded a subsidized loan (i.e., an undergraduate student), interest will not accrue on your loan while you are enrolled at least half-time. If you are awarded an unsubsidized loan, you will be responsible for the interest while in school. You will receive quarterly interest statements on your unsubsidized loan from your servicer. It is recommended that you pay this interest every quarter. If you do not, the interest will be added to your loan amount upon entering repayment, which will result in increasing costs when repaying your loans.
Federal Direct Graduate (PLUS) Loans
The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loan is designed to help pay for educational expenses not covered by other financial aid. These unsubsidized loans are charged interest during all periods of enrollment. Students must be a graduate or professional student enrolled in at least half-time during the semester, not have an adverse credit history and meet the general eligibility requirements for federal student aid.
Emergency Tuition and Fee Loan
In the fall, spring, and summer semesters, a student may borrow a Short-Term Loan for up to 25% of their total tuition and fee charges (student must also sign up for an installment plan, and pay the $20 installment plan set-up fee to complete their semester registration). Applications for all Emergency Tuition and Fee Loans are processed through the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Distribution and repayment of funds is made through the Business Office.
- An origination fee of 1.25% will be assessed on the amount of the loan. Emergency Tuition and Fee Loans and applicable fees must be repaid within the prescribed repayment period.
- Deadline for processing Emergency Tuition and Fee Loans will be 30 days before all loans are due.
Students may borrow up to $700 to purchase books at the Warrior Bookstore only. The purchase amount, up to $700 becomes the principal due on the loan. A $15 service charge will be assessed. Loans must be repaid by the established due date. Loans not paid on time will be assessed a $20 late fee.
Eligible students may participate in either the Federal Work Study program, funded jointly by the Department of Education and the university, or the Texas College Work Study Program, funded jointly by the State of Texas and the university. Students must show financial need and meet established eligibility standards. Funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Current work study employment does not guarantee a student work-study position for the following academic year.
The Office of Student Financial Assistance assists students with the use of a variety of educational benefits from a variety of sources. These sources may include employer-based programs, state exemption, and waiver programs. Students should contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance to determine how they may utilize their available benefits.
Prepaid Tuition and College Savings Plans
Prepaid tuition plans allow families to prepay future college tuition and fees. The two most common prepaid plans used at A&M-Central Texas are:
- Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan (formerly the Texas Tomorrow Fund)
- Texas Tuition Promise Fund
A&M-Central Texas offers a variety of merit and need-based scholarship opportunities to support students in pursuit of their education. With the support of the A&M-Central Texas Foundation and generous donors, the scholarship program at A&M-Central Texas continues to grow. Scholarships are awarded for academic ability and achievement, demonstrated leadership, extracurricular activities, financial need, and other criteria as defined by specific scholarship programs.
After you have been admitted to A&M-Central Texas, you may apply for scholarships by completing a general scholarship application via the A&M-Central Texas Scholarship Portal. Please see below for the scholarship application submission deadlines associated with each academic semester:
- Fall Semester - Opens June 1 Closes June 30
- Spring Semester Deadline - Opens October 31 Closes December 1
- Summer Semester Deadline - Opens April 1 Closes May 1
For more information on possible scholarship opportunities please visit our Scholarship Opportunities Web page at https://www.tamuct.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.html.
B.M. Beck Endowed Scholarship
Bob & Karin Alleman Endowed Scholarship
Cadet Russell Streightiff Army ROTC Endowed Scholarship
Chaplains Cohort Scholarship
College of Arts & Science Academic Scholarship
College of Business Administration Academic Scholarship
College of Business Need Based Scholarship
College of Education & Psychology Scholarship
Congressman Chet & Lea Ann Edwards Endowed Scholarship
Dr. Michael and Lou Ann McKinney Scholarship
Eagle Warrior Scholarship
Farm Credit – College of Business Scholarship
Four Winds General Endowed Scholarship
Frank W & Sue Mayborn Endowed Scholarship
Friends of TAMUCT Endowed Scholarship
FWIS Ruth Hooper Memorial Endowed Scholarship
FWIS Warrior's Endowed Scholarship
Greater Texas Foundation Removing Educational Barriers Scholarship
Hal Myrah Memorial Endowed Scholarship
John & Elizabeth Cheatham Endowed Scholarship
John R. Ingram Jr. Scholarship
Lieutenant General H.G. "Pete" Taylor Endowed Scholarship
Life's Next Chapter Scholarship
Mary Yeaman Memorial Endowed Scholarship
MBA Cohort Scholarship
Military Service Scholarship
Phi Theta Kappa
Presidential Need-Based Scholarship
Richard and Marvel Love Scholarship
ROTC Progression Cadet Scholarship
Subhani Foundation Scholarship
TAMUCT Achieve Scholarship
The Greater Texas Foundation Endowed Scholarship
The Knight Scholarship
The Lotte Vernon & Company, P.C., CPAs Accounting Scholarship
The Stephen A. and Mary L. Hanik Scholarship
Tolly & Florence Moore Endowed Scholarship
Warrior Corps Merit Scholar Scholarship
Wolf Warrior Scholarship
Central Texas Kumquat Scholarship