TEXAS Grant SAP
If you are interested in renewing your TEXAS Grant award, you are encouraged to do so by completing your renewal Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®), or TASFA for non-citizens classified as Texas residents, no later than March 15 prior to the upcoming academic year. If you have an incomplete financial aid file as of March 15, your eligibility may be affected due to limited funds.
In addition to meeting the general eligibility requirements for the TEXAS Grant (i.e., financial need, enrolled at least three-quarter time, etc.), you must meet the TEXAS Grant Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements to maintain your eligibility. Failure to do so will result—according to state regulations—in your no longer being eligible to receive the TEXAS Grant.
Renewal Eligibility Based on High School Diploma Time Frame Cumulative GPA Semester Credit Hours Max. Years Max. Hours Attempted After 1st Year Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for financial aid 5 yrs. 150 hrs. After 2nd Year Overall 2.5 Must complete at least 24 hours* 5 yrs. 150 hrs. Renewal Eligibility Based on Associate's Degree or Other Transfer Eligibility Time Frame Cumulative GPA Semester Credit Hours Max. Years Max. Hours Attempted After 1st Year Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for financial aid 3 yrs. 150 hrs. After 2nd Year Overall 2.5 Must complete at least 24 hours* 3 yrs. 150 hrs.
* If retaking a course in the spring that was taken the previous fall, the fall hours will not count toward your 24 semester credit hours requirement.
To receive the TEXAS Grant, you must also have financial need (as determined by the FAFSA®) and be enrolled at least three-quarter time.
Your TEXAS Grant Satisfactory Academic Progress is evaluated at the end of each academic year (i.e., end of spring), regardless of whether you received financial aid for that period. The academic year ends at the end of the spring semester.
If you have become ineligible to receive a TEXAS Grant due to your not meeting the TEXAS Grant Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements, you can file an appeal. The appeal must demonstrate a true hardship that you experienced during the period of poor academic performance. Examples of hardships include, but are not limited to, a severe illness or responsibility for the care of a sick, injured or needy person. To appeal, you must submit a letter of explanation, as well as documentation of your hardship, to Financial Aid and Scholarships.
Also, if you are experiencing a documented hardship (such as a severe illness, etc.), you may be allowed to receive the TEXAS Grant while enrolled for less than three-quarter time but at least half-time. To appeal the three-quarter time enrollment requirement, you must submit a letter of explanation, as well as documentation of your hardship, to Financial Aid and Scholarships.
If you are unable to enroll in at least 9 hours (but at least 6 hours) due to being in your last two semesters of your degree, please contact our office to have the Enrollment Change Form added to your Texas State Self-Service page. Once the form is received and processed, we can adjust your aid and ready it for disbursement.
An appeal must be filed by the appropriate deadline in order to be considered for the current fall and spring semesters. The deadline to submit an appeal is October 1st of the academic year in which the funds are being sought.