Freshman Assured Scholarships

These Assured Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student’s academic credentials (i.e., test scores and high school rank as well as IB diploma or AP Capstone Diploma). To be eligible for these awards, you must submit an admission application, high school transcript, and official SAT or ACT scores. These scholarships are guaranteed to all qualified residents and nonresidents (including international students) provided you are admitted to Texas State as a first-time incoming freshman and meet the minimum scholarship qualifications prior to your first semester (fall or spring). If you are a nonresident receiving an Assured Scholarship, you may also qualify to pay the in-state tuition rate for the same period covered by your scholarship.

  • Award Amount Eligibility Criteria

    $48,000 Total Award over 4 years
    (see renewal criteria below)

    $12,000 Annual Award (fall/spring)

    Minimum SAT score of 1420+

    OR

    Minimum ACT score of 32+

    Top 25% of graduating class

    OR

    IB diploma or AP Capstone Diploma

     

    Renewal Criteria (must meet all)

    • 3.25 cumulative Texas State GPA
    • Complete 28 passing Texas State hours/year (fall/spring)
    • Undergraduate status
    • Currently enrolled and not have earned a bachelor's degree
  • Award AmountEligibility Criteria

    $32,000 Total Award over 4 years
    (see renewal criteria below)

    $8,000 Annual Award (fall/spring)

    Minimum SAT score of 1260-1410

    OR

    Minimum ACT score of 27-31

    Top 25% of graduating class

    OR

    IB diploma or AP Capstone Diploma

    $32,000 Total Award over 4 years
    (see renewal criteria below)

    $8,000 Annual Award (fall/spring)

    Minimum SAT score of 1160-1250

    OR

    Minimum ACT score of 24-26

    Top 5% of graduating class

    OR

    IB diploma or AP Capstone Diploma

    $28,000 Total Award over 4 years
    (see renewal criteria below)

    $7,000 Annual Award (fall/spring)

    Top 6% - 15% of graduating class

    $24,000 Total Award over 4 years
    (see renewal criteria below)

    $6,000 Annual Award (fall/spring)

    Top 16% - 25% of graduating class

     

    Renewal Criteria (must meet all)

    • 3.25 cumulative Texas State GPA
    • Complete 28 passing Texas State hours/year (fall/spring)
    • Undergraduate status
    • Currently enrolled and not have earned a bachelor's degree
  • Award Amount Eligibility Criteria

    $20,000 Total Award over 4 years
    (see renewal criteria below)

    $5,000 Annual Award (fall/spring)

    Minimum SAT score of 1160+

    OR

    Minimum ACT score of 24+

    Top 26% - 30% of graduating class

    $16,000 Total Award over 4 years
    (see renewal criteria below)

    $4,000 Annual Award (fall/spring)

    Top 31% - 35% of graduating class

    $16,000 Total Award over 4 years
    (see renewal criteria below)

    $4,000 Annual Award (fall/spring)

    Minimum SAT score of 1060-1150

    OR

    Minimum ACT score of 21-23

    Top 25% of graduating class

    OR

    IB diploma or AP Capstone Diploma

     

    Renewal Criteria (must meet all)

    • 3.25 cumulative Texas State GPA
    • Complete 28 passing Texas State hours/year (fall/spring)
    • Undergraduate status
    • Currently enrolled and not have earned a bachelor's degree

Additional Information

**Award amounts are effective for new fall/spring offers to incoming students admitted summer 2024 semester and forward.**

  • Students enrolled in an online degree program are not eligible to receive institutional scholarships (National, Assured, Merit or competitive departmental and college scholarships).
  • For Texas State scholarship purposes, SAT score is defined as the best composite score from the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section and Math Section from a single testing.
  • ACT score is defined as the best composite score from a single testing.
  • These scholarships are renewable for up to four years (or eight continuous semesters) based upon required academic performance.
  • The annual enrollment renewal requirement (28 Texas State hours) considers all completed credit hours with passing grades, regardless if they count toward your degree or if they are repeat courses. Completed credit hours exclude (CR) credit by exam hours (Advanced Placement and CLEP). 
  • Students receiving their last year of funding may qualify for an exception to the full-time enrollment requirement. Scholarships are split evenly between the fall and spring semesters, students who graduate early cannot receive the entire annual award in their final semester.
  • Any combination of financial aid and scholarships cannot exceed the cost of attendance.
  • The Freshman Assured Scholarships cannot be combined with a Texas State Merit Scholarship.
  • If you have become ineligible to receive your scholarship due to your not meeting the renewal requirements, you can file an appeal. The appeal must demonstrate a documented extenuating circumstance that you experienced and led to your not meeting the renewal criteria. Appeal instructions will be emailed to students after spring grades post in May.