A grant is a form of gift aid that does not have to be repaid. To qualify for the grants below, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), listing HCU’s federal school code 003576.

Federal Pell Grant
Awards range from $974 to $7,395 per academic year
This is the basic grant available to undergraduate students with demonstrated need who have not earned a bachelor’s or professional degree.  Funding comes from the federal government.  All degree-seeking undergraduates may apply. Use the Federal Student Aid Estimator to see how much aid you could receive.
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
Annual maximum varies
Undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional financial need are eligible. Awarding is based on a the date the FAFSA application is received. The priority of funding is given to residential students who meet the criteria first.
Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)
Annual maximum varies
Students must demonstrate need and be a Texas Resident. Students must enroll for at least 12 credit hours each semester. First year recipients must meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Progress to be eligible for renewal. Second year and after, recipients must complete 24 hours with a 2.5 cumulative GPA to renew the award. Recipients of athletic scholarships or church vocations scholarships are not eligible for the TEG. Awarding is based on the date the FAFSA application is received. The priority of funding is given to residential students who meet the criteria first.
Teach Grant
Up to $4,000 per academic year
Teach Grants provide conditional grant money to students who agree to teach in certain high need subjects in low income schools. The grant does convert to a Direct Unsubsidized loan for those who do not fulfill the teaching obligation. Students must complete a TEACH Grant agreement to serve and counseling each year and exit counseling when students are no longer enrolled as a half-time student. Contact the HCU School of Education for details.

Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used

The amount of Federal Pell Grant funds a student may receive over his or her lifetime is limited by a federal law effective to the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. The U.S. Department of Education keeps track of your Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) by adding together the percentages of your Pell Grant scheduled awards that you received for each award year.  The maximum amount of Pell Grant funding a student can receive each year is equal to 100%, and the six-year equivalent is 600%.  Your LEU is indicated annually on your Student Aid Report (SAR) which is sent to you after the completion of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.