A grant is money that does not have to be repaid. To receive a grant, you must complete the FAFSA, and be eligible.
Grant funds are provided by UST, Federal Programs, and State Programs. Please note:
- Most grants are need-based, first-come first-serve
- There is limited funding within some grant programs
- You must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue to receive the grant
UST University Grant: This need-based grant is offered to undergraduate students deemed eligible by the University of St. Thomas.
Federal Pell Grant: This income-based grant is offered to undergraduates by the U.S. Department of Education.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG): This grant is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need (students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions [EFC]) and gives priority to students who receive a Federal Pell Grant.
Texas Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG): This need-based grant is offered to eligible full-time and part-time undergraduate students who are Texas residents.
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH): You must meet all of the following requirements in order to receive the TEACH Grant:
- You must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
- You must enroll in coursework necessary to begin a career in teaching or plan to complete such coursework
- You must score above the 75th percentile on a college admissions test or maintain a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.25
- Juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students only
- Programs Eligible: Bilingual Education, English Language Acquisition, Foreign Language, Mathematics, Reading Specialist, Science, and Special Education .
- You must complete a TEACH Grant Application & Agreement to Serve. Please request an application HERE.
If you choose to participate in this program, you must agree to serve as a full-time teacher in a high-need field in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves low-income students. This service obligation begins AFTER completion of your degree. Current employment while attending the program does not count. If you fail to meet the requirements of the service obligation, the TEACH Grant will convert to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. You will then be required to repay the loan to the U.S. Department of Education. You will also be charged interest from the date the grant was disbursed.