The 80th Texas Legislature created the Top 10% Scholarship to encourage students who graduate in the top 10% 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 the state priority deadline of **March 15th, 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.
Funding for Initial Awards is not available for academic years 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
Renewal Award Eligibility Requirements:
Funding for Workforce Bonus Awards is not available for academic year 2015-2016 and 2016-2017.
Texas public 2-year and 4-year Colleges or Universities.
Students must meet all eligibility and ranking criteria and 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 the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) to the financial aid office by **March 15th (if ineligible to complete a FAFSA).
Students will be notified of their financial aid award received from the college to which they apply.
Eligibility for this program is determined by the financial aid office at the institution. Contact your institution's financial aid office for additional information on eligibility or availability of funds.
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**FAFSA or TASFA must be processed and cannot be in a REJECTED status prior to March 15th. To meet the Priority 1 deadline, a Student Aid Report (SAR) for the student must be on file at the college or university.