Texas Public Education Grant
 

Enhance your job skills and advance in your career

For those who qualify, the Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) program provides financial aid, in the form of grants, for a select list of approved Continuing and Professional Development (CPD) training programs.

For information contact:

Email: Community.Engagement@sjcd.edu

Call:  281.478.3636

 

Select CPD training programs are eligible to receive TPEG funding.

A sample of training options are shown below.  Not all programs are available each semester.  Campus locations vary.

INSTRUCTIONAL AREA

CERTIFICATES

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Intro to CNC

Aerospace Workforce

  • Core & Career Building

Business

  • Accounting Specialist
  • Bank Teller
  • Human Resources
  • Payroll Specialist
Computers/IT
  • Digital Literacy / Office 365, Windows 10, and Keyboarding 
  • Microsoft Office Specialist/ MOS Certification Word & Excel
  • QuickBooks with Excel

Health Occupations

  • EKG Technician
  • Medical Office Professional

Truck Driving

  • Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

Basic Eligibility

  • Demonstrated Financial Need
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Not be in default of student loan or have prior balance due to college

 Please note that individual training programs may require specific prerequisites such as: background check, drug screen, High School diploma/GED, etc.

 

Scholarships

For those who qualify, TPEG will provide financial assistance in the form of need-based scholarships. A limited number of scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis during the fall and spring semesters only.

 

For most programs, the grant covers the entire cost of tuition (course cost). Students may be responsible for purchasing books and/or supplies.

 

Available during Fall and Spring Semesters

Those who qualify are eligible to receive two grants per academic year.  One in the fall semester and a second grant in the spring.

You will need to complete the forms below and gather the required documentation:

  1. Download and print the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) 2020 - 2021 Application
  2. Copy of your signed 2018 IRS Tax Return.
    Non-filers must obtain an IRS Verification of Non-filing Letter.
  3. Copies of your 2018 W2s
  4. Low income Worksheet.
    If applicable, attach copies of award letter(s) for any public assistance received (SNAP, unemployment, disability, social security, etc.)

If you have misplaced your tax return, W2s, or did not file a tax return:

CALL IRS 800-908-9946 or visit https://www.irs.gov/individuals/get-transcript

Request a 2018 Tax Return Transcript and 2018 Wage & Income Transcript (W2s), or Verification of Non-filing Letter. Free. No cost.

Applications must be returned in person by appointment only.

Once you complete the application and gather the required documentation, please send an email with your name, phone and training program choice to Community.Engagement@sjcd for next steps.