Texas Grant Eligibility Certification

Effective Fall 2010, all institutions must collect and retain an eligibility statement from each person receiving a TEXAS GrantA grant is a type of financial aid based on financial need that the student does not have to repay. award that they have never been convicted of a felony or an offense under Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code (Texas Controlled Substances Act), or under the law of another jurisdiction involving a controlled substance as defined by Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code.

A person is not eligible to receive an initial or a continuation grant:

“…if the person has been convicted of a felony or an offense under Chapter 481, Health and Safety Code (Texas Controlled Substances Act), or under the law of another jurisdiction involving a controlled substance as defined by Chapter 481, Healthier and Safety Code, unless the person has met the other applicable eligibility requirements under this subchapter and has:

  1. Received a certificate of dischargeTo discharge a loan is to release the borrower from his or her obligation to repay the loan. by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or a correctional facility or completed a period of probation ordered by a court, and at least two years have elapsed from the date of the recipient or completion; or

  2. Been pardoned, had the record of the offense expunged from the person’s record, or otherwise has been released from the resulting ineligibility to receive a grant under this subchapter.”

Reference Statutory Citations:


TEXAS Grant Initial Awards                          TEC 56.304(b)
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.56.htm#56.304

TEXAS Grant Renewal Awards                    TEC 56.305 (b)
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/ED/htm/ED.56.htm#56.305

Questions

Students may e-mail inquiries related to this state requirement to TEXASGrantcertification@unt.edu.