Grants

Grants are funds that the student receives from a government entity such as the US Department of Education or the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The students do not have to pay back these funds if he/she completes the term for which the funds are paid. Below is a list of the grants available at Lee College:

Pell Grants

Pell Grants are the building blocks of all financial aid. Congress sets Pell Grant award amounts each year.

The amount of Pell Grant you may receive is determined by the EFC that is calculated by the Department of Education, the Financial Aid Budget or Cost of Attendance and your enrollment status (full, half or ¾ time).

The following chart provides more information:

Name Hours requirement Additional Application Requirements
Pell Grant Awards Adjusted based on enrollment:
12+ hours= Full Time = Full award
9-11 hours = 3/4 Time = 3/4 Award
6-8 hours = 1/2 Time = 1/2 Award
<6 hours = < 1/2 Time = Contact FA Office
None

Students in Continuing Education, Dual Enrollment and certain non-citizens may not be eligible for federal aid.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Some students with the highest financial need may qualify for an additional sum of money along with the Pell Grant. Lee College is allocated a limited amount of funds at the beginning of each year to award throughout the year. Generally speaking students should be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours).

Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)

These funds are generated from a portion of the tuition recognized by the state. Lee College awards these funds to some students with an EFC of 3800 or higher. The funds are very limited and the awards are limited to $1000. Students must be in at least 6 hours to take advantage of this award.

Non-citizens and students participating in some Continuing Education and Dual Enrollment classes may be eligible for some TPEG funds.

Texas Grant

Texas residents who show some financial need by completing the FAFSA may be eligible for Texas Grant funds if they:

  •  Have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving a controlled substance
  •  Are carrying at least 9 semester hours
  •  Have graduated from an accredited High School after the Fall of 1998 and new award recipients graduated in the last 16 months completing the recommended or distinguished curriculum
  • Completed an associate degree after May 2001 and enrolled in a higher degree program within 12 months

Awards will be made based on these requirements and the school’s funding level in the fall semester. These awards will not be available for registration.

Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)

Texas residents who show some financial need by completing the FAFSA may be eligible for Texas Grant funds if they:

  • Have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving a controlled substance
  • Registered with Selective Service if required
  • They have an EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) of 2000 or less
  • Enroll at least half-time (6 semester hours)
  • Do not have an associate degree

Awards will be made based on these requirements and the school’s funding level in the fall semester.

These awards will not be available for registration.