Federal Grant Programs
You must complete a FAFSA each academic year in which you want to be considered for each of these grant programs. If you were selected for verification, this aid will not credit to your semester bill until the verification process is completed.
Federal grant programs include:
- Pell (see below)
- Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants - Amounts are determined based on the estimated financial contribution as determined by the FAFSA; the student's enrollment status; the student must be a Pell grant recipient and (for a full-time award) must have filed the FAFSA by the published deadline.
- Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant - Students who were under 24 years old or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of their parent or guardian's death as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan while serving as a member of the U.S. armed forces after the events of 9/11.
- Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act - Criteria for consideration is: Pell eligible; Parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer; student must be less than 24 years of age, and enrolled at an institution of higher education at the time of their parent’s death. Subsequent eligibility requires the student to be an eligible student with a Pell-eligible EFC.
Federal Pell Grant
Eligibility: Awarded to undergraduate students who file the FAFSA and qualify based on the FAFSA results.
Amount: Varies, depending on EFC as determined by the FAFSA and the number of hours enrolled
Renewal Requirements: Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), complete a Renewal FAFSA each year and qualify based on the FAFSA results.
State grant programs are available to residents of Texas (as defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board) who qualify on a need basis as demonstrated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Currently, the only state grant program Baylor offers is the Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG). Students must complete the FAFSA each academic year to be considered for this grant. Baylor awards TEG on a first-come, first-served basis. State residents who are noncitizens can complete the TASFA to be considered for TEG on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)
Eligibility: Awarded to undergraduate students who are Texas residents and demonstrate financial need by completing the FAFSA.
Amount: Varies, depending on the state allocation.
Limitations: Students receiving athletic or ministerial scholarships as well as those enrolled in ministry degree programs are not eligible to receive TEG. Undergraduates awarded an initial TEG on or after September 1, 2005 are not eligible for a TEG on the fifth anniversary of their initial TEG award.
TEG hardship policy: Baylor may award TEG to a student who did not meet the academic renewal requirements if we approve their hardship appeal.
- Maintain full-time enrollment as defined below
- Undergraduate: 12 hours or more
- Maintain a minimum 2.5 cumulative Baylor GPA
- Complete at least 75% of hours attempted in previous academic year
- Complete at least the following number of hours the previous academic year:
- Undergraduate: 24 semester credit hours
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)