Grants are a form of need-based financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Eligibility is determined by the information you provide on your FAFSA. Grants are awarded by the Federal and State governments, as well as by UT Austin.

Federal Grants

  • Federal Pell Grant: Awarded to undergraduate students with significant financial need. Eligibility and annual amounts are determined by Congress and can change from year to year.
  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG): Awarded to undergraduate students with the greatest financial need; helps supplement the Pell Grant.
  • Federal TEACH Grant: Awarded to teacher education students who are formally admitted to a “high-need” teacher education program and who meet specific academic requirements. Please note that this grant will be converted to a loan if certain requirements are not met. If you’re interested, contact an academic advisor in the College of Education or the UTeach Programs.

State Grants

  • TEXAS Grant: Provides financial assistance to undergraduate, in-state students with financial need who are enrolled at Texas colleges or universities. Learn more at College for All Texans.
  • Texas Public Education Grant: Provides financial assistance to undergraduate, in-state students with financial need who are enrolled at Texas colleges or universities. Learn more at College for All Texans.

UT Austin Grants

UT Austin awards a variety of grants to undergraduate, in-state students who have financial need. Submit your FAFSA every year to be considered for these institutional grants.

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