The 80th Texas Legislature created the Top 10 Percent Scholarship to encourage students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class to attend a Texas public institution of higher education. Typically, if funding is available, qualifying students who submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) by a specific deadline**, have financial need, and enroll fulltime in a Texas public college or university in the fall semester may be eligible to receive up to $2,000. Students who submit their FAFSA after this deadline are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until available funds have been spent.
For the 2013-2014 academic year, all qualifying students who submit the FAFSA** or the TASFA** and have financial need may be eligible if they enroll fulltime in a Texas public college or university in the fall 2013 semester. If the student is classified as a junior or senior with a declared major in a critical workforce shortage field (teaching shortage area, nursing, allied health, science, technology, engineering, and math), the student may be eligible for a bonus of $2,000. The total award amount for students with declared majors in shortage fields may not exceed $4,000.
Learn more about this state financial aid program below:Eligibility Requirements
Initial Eligibility Requirements (contingent upon available funding):
Renewal Eligibility Requirements (contingent upon available funding):
Workforce Bonus Eligibility Requirements (contingent upon available funding):
Students must enroll fulltime in a Texas public 2-year or 4-year college or university in the fall 2012 semester.Application Process
For more information, log on to our website: www.collegeforalltexans.com , or call the Texas Financial Aid Information Center at 1-888-311-8881.
**FAFSA or TASFA must be processed and cannot be in a REJECT status prior to March 15, 2013 to meet Priority 1 deadline; a 2013-2014 Student Aid Report (SAR) for the student must be on file at the college or university.