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 an award. Students who submit their FAFSA after this deadline will not be awarded in the 2015-2016 academic year due to limited funding.
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 (Due to limited funding Bonus awards will not be made in the 2015-2016 Academic year.)Eligible Institutions
Texas public 2-year and 4-year Colleges or Universities.Application Process
Students must meet all eligibility and ranking criteria
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in time to generate the CPS results in a non-rejected status by March 15th, or submit theTexas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) to the financial aid office by March 15th * ** if ineligible to complete a FAFSA.
Students will be notified on their financial aid award notification received from the college to which they apply
Eligibility for this program is determined by the financial aid office at the institution. Contact your college financial aid office for additional information on eligibility or availability of funds.
To read more about this program:
**FAFSA or TASFA must be processed and cannot be in a REJECT status prior to March 15th, to meet Priority 1 deadline; a Student Aid Report (SAR) for the student must be on file at the college or university.