Gift aid awarded to students who meet federal, state, and/or university requirements. Federal grant programs include the Pell and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants. The state of Texas provides the Tuition Equalization Grant for its qualified residents.

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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 Pell Grant

Eligibility: Awarded to undergraduate students who file the FAFSA and qualify based on the FAFSA results.

Amount: Varies, depending on EFC 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.

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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.

Renewal Requirements:

  • 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)
  • 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.