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Renewable Awards

Top 10% Scholarship Program

If you graduated in the top 10 percent of your high school class, the Texas legislature wants to encourage you to attend a Texas public college or university via this program. The annual award is $2,000, all disbursed in the fall semester. Because funding is limited, it is important that you apply by the deadline published by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. For 2016-2017, this deadline is March 15.

The Top 10% Scholarship program is no longer being funded for new participants. Students who have previously been awarded these funds and continue to meet the program’s eligibility requirements are still being funded.

Renewal Requirements

Application Process

Complete a FAFSA or TASFA (if applicable) before the March 15 deadline. We review all applications for this program. There is no separate application. If you are eligible, we will notify you as part of the UT Dallas financial aid award package.

Toward EXcellence, Access and Success (TEXAS) Grant

Renewal Requirements

In order to receive the TEXAS Grant in subsequent years after being awarded an initial award, you must:

Students entering the program from high school who continue in college and who meet program academic standards can receive awards for up to 150 semester credit hours, until they receive a bachelor’s degree, or for five years if enrolled in a four-year degree plan, whichever comes first.

Students entering the program with an associate’s degree who continue in college and who meet program academic standards can receive awards for up to 90 semester credit hours, until they receive a bachelor’s degree, or for three years if enrolled in a four-year degree plan, whichever comes first.

Tuition Promise

To be eligible for the Tuition Promise in subsequent years after being awarded an initial award, you must:

The Promise is effective for up to four years or until you graduate, whichever comes first. The Promise will only pay for classes taken in the fall and spring semesters. The program covers all of your tuition and mandatory fees using your Pell Grant, any state grant you may receive and any other UT Dallas grants or scholarships you have been awarded.

If you are eligible for the TEXAS Grant program, you will be offered that program instead of the Tuition Promise.