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Procedure VI.6001.A.d, Types of Funds Awarded by Financial Aid

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Policy VI.6001.A, Financial Aid


Federal Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who haven’t already earned a bachelor’s or professional degree. If qualified, this would be the primary part of a student’s financial aid package. If students enroll in less than 12 hours either during the Fall and Spring terms, students may have Pell eligibility for the summer term.

Other grants typically awarded by San Jacinto College are:

  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
  • Texas Public Education Grants (TPEG)
  • TEXAS Grants (Toward Excellence, Access and Success)
  • Texas Educational Opportunity Grants (TEOG)


Loans typically awarded by San Jacinto College are:

  • Federal Student Loans (from the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (DL) Program)
  • Alternative Loans

WORK STUDY – Federal & Texas

Federal and Texas Work Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.

For more information on grants, loans, and work study, visit the Financial Aid Office or the College website.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG): are given based on the availability of funds and are only awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. Students must be enrolled in at least 6 semester credit hours to receive a disbursement from the award.

Texas Public Education Grants (TPEG): are funded from tuition revenues generated by San Jacinto College and awarded to students who demonstrate financial need. The amount given depends on a student’s residency, the number of hours attempted, a student’s classification, and the availability of funds.  TPEG is also available to the following students: SB 1528 Undocumented, Dual Credit, International, and Continuing Education.

Texas Educational Opportunity Grants (TEOG): are need-based grants for students who are not eligible for a Texas Grant. To qualify, students must (1) be a Texas resident; (2) be enrolled in a certificate or associate degree plan at a two-year institution; (3) have an Estimated Family Contribution no greater than $5,430 for the Initial Year or demonstrate financial need for the Renewal Year (as determined by a standard need-analysis process); (4) not have been convicted of felonies or crimes involving controlled substances; and (5) not have an associate degree or baccalaureate degree. 

TEXAS Grants (Toward Excellence, Access and Success): are a need-based grant authorized by the state of Texas. Since San Jacinto College is a two-year college, the state only authorizes the college to offer Renewal Year awards. To receive consideration, students must (1) have financial need; (2) be a resident of Texas; (3) have graduated from a Texas high school since May 1998 and supply a transcript indicating recommended or advanced high school curriculum; (4) be enrolled as an undergraduate and received an Initial Year award prior to Fall 2014; (5) be registered with Selective Services or be exempt; (6) have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance; and (7) maintain satisfactory academic progress which consists of a 2.5 GPA and successful completion of 24 semester credit hours for the year.

Date of SLT Approval

February 21, 2018

Effective Date

April 3, 2018

Associated Policy

Policy VI.6001.A, Financial Aid

Primary Owner of Policy Associated with the Procedure

Deputy Chancellor & President

Secondary Owner of Policy Associated with the Procedure

Associate Vice Chancellor, Student Services