2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Federal Grant Programs

Eligibility for the following programs is based upon receipt and evaluation of the FAFSA. These programs are subject to the provisions stated in the section titled Student Financial Aid General Policies in this catalog, as well as specific programmatic requirements as defined.

Federal Pell Grant

This is a federally funded grant for undergraduate students only. The maximum amount of the grant is established by the U.S. Department of Education on an annual basis. Grants range from $383 to $7,395.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

This is a federally funded grant for undergraduate students only. The average FSEOG award at TCU is between $2,000 to $4,000 per academic year. All FSEOG awards are dependent on the funding levels approved by federal government appropriations and awards to the institutions. Priority is given to students who qualify for the Federal Pell Grant.

Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant

This is a federally funded grant for students whose parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of performing military service in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11. This award is up to $6,501 for grants first disbursed on or before October 1, 2023.

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant

This is a federally funded program for students preparing to teach full-time in a low-income elementary or secondary school (as defined by the Department of Education) and in a high-need field (as listed by the Department of Education), which include teaching areas such as science, math, foreign language, special education, etc.) for a period of four years. Recipients are required to complete mandatory counseling sessions as well as sign an Agreement to Serve. Failure to meet all requirements of the TEACH Grant Program results in the TEACH Grant being converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan with interest. Grants vary, up to $3,772 a year for awards disbursed before October 1, 2023. Additional information regarding the TEACH Grant can be found at https://studentaid.gov/understand-aid/types/grants/teach.