Grants are awarded on the basis of financial need and do not require repayment. Grant funds are provided by the University of St. Thomas and by the federal and state governments. Financial aid award packages will include grant funds whenever regulations, University policies and funding levels permit.
Federal Pell Grant: For undergraduate students who have not yet completed a baccalaureate degree. The exact amount of the student’s award will be determined based on the cost of education, the expected family contribution and the student’s enrollment status.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG): For undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who have not yet completed a baccalaureate degree. Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients. FSEOGs are contingent on federal appropriations.
Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG): A state–sponsored program for Texas residents who meet state–specified eligibility requirements. Maximum award amount is established annually. TEG awards are contingent on state appropriations.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant: For students who agree to serve as a full–time teacher for a minimum of four years in a high–need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low–income students. Grant will be converted into a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan for any student who does not fulfill the teaching obligation within the required timeframe.
University Grants: Funded by the University of St. Thomas for undergraduate students with exceptional need. The amount of each grant is based on individual need and awarding policies.