Grants

Victoria College participates in several need-based grant programs, which provide funds that do not have to be repaid.  Students who wish to apply for any grant must complete Victoria College's financial aid packet and submit a FAFSA.  Proceeds from grants are intended to provide assistance with tuition, fees, books, and living expenses.

Federal Pell Grants

The Federal Pell Grant program is regulated by the federal government and is an important source of financial assistance for eligible students. It is recommended that students applying for a Federal Pell Grant be enrolled for six or more hours. However, a Federal Pell Grant may be available to students who enroll for less than half-time (please contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information concerning less-than-half-time Federal Pell Grants). The amount of the Federal Pell Grant award will vary with the number of semester hours carried and the financial need demonstrated by the student. Students who have demonstrated eligibility and have completed the review process with the Financial Aid Office may use Federal Pell Grant funds at registration. Any additional amount due the student will be paid later in the semester. Students must also be enrolled in courses that apply to their degree/certificate program.. If students are enrolled in courses that do not count toward their degree/certificate, those hours cannot be included in their enrollment status for the purpose of determining the student’s enrollment status.


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Federal SEOG is a federally funded program that provides additional grant funding for students receiving Federal Pell Grants.  Students who have completed the application for financial aid by the priority deadlines will be given first consideration for these funds.  After this deadline, funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until all monies are exhausted. SEOG funds are not available to students on financial aid warning status.

Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program (LEAPP) [Formerly SSIG]

LEAPP is funded by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and matching funds from the federal government.  Funds for LEAPP are awarded under the same criteria as the Federal SEOG program.

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

The TPEG Grant is funded by Victoria College and funds from the State of Texas. Awards are made to students who have completed their application for financial aid by the priority deadline. Funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until all monies are exhausted. Funds are awarded using a need-based formula of Federal Pell Grant applicants. Ffunds are not available to students on financial aid warning status. Certain Continuing Education programs may also qualify for the TPEG award. Please contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

Toward Excellence, Access & Success Grant (TEXAS Grant)

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funds the TEXAS Grant.  This grant is aimed at assisting students who have graduated from a Texas high school and completed the recommended high school program or the distinguished Achievement Program.  Eligible students must have financial need and be enrolled either full-time or three-quarter time at an eligible institution within 16 months of high school graduation to receive this grant. Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional eligibility requirements.

Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG) (formerly known as TEXAS Grant II)

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board funds the TEOG.  This grant is aimed at assisting students who have a high school diploma or GED.  Eligible students must have financial need and be enrolled at least halftime at an eligible institution within the student's first 30 credit hours to receive this grant. Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional eligibility requirements.

 

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