Texas A&M University in Texarkana recently awarded 68 'Regents’ Grants' to students whose families have endured unexpected financial difficulties.

These grants are available to students who meet certain criteria, are funded from the Texas A&M University System in College Station, Texas.

TAMUT President Emily Cutrer had this to say about the Regents' Grant program:

“We are very grateful for the Regents’ Grant program and that it is able to help some of our students who might not otherwise qualify for assistance. There are a large number of students who have been impacted by financial difficulties because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We anticipate this need to continue and we are actively trying to raise scholarship funds so that we have more money to award.”

 

Here are the specific eligibility requirements for Regents’ Grants:

1. Texas Resident seeking first undergraduate (Bachelor’s) degree

2. Be in Good Academic Standing and good standing with financial aid

3. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during the year you are seeking additional assistance

4. Student/Family FAFSA adjusted gross income (AGI) must be between $40,000 - $100,000 (special consideration may be given to families with less than $40,000 earned)

5. Student/Family must have an unforeseen financial hardship. Something unforeseen is something that could not be predicted and was not expected

6. Documentation of this claim is required

The university received 87 applications for the Regents’ Grant. 68 students were awarded grants, 14 did not qualify, and 5 were asked to submit additional documentation. A total of $81,282.53 has been awarded in amounts ranging from $80 to $3000.