Grants

With the beginning of the 2020/21 processing cycle, ENROLLMENT SERVICES has simplified the process for Institutional Grants. All students will automatically be considered for the Texas Public Education and Designated Tuition Grants on a first/come-first/served basis. Students who wish to be considered for the Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students must provide parent information on the FAFSA and either use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) or provide a tax transcript (See Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students below).

INSTITUTIONAL GRANT PROCESS

With the beginning of the 2014-2015 processing cycle, ENROLLMENT SERVICES has simplified the process for Institutional Grants. If students/parents used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, or worked but were not required to File a tax return, additional documentation will NO longer need to be provided to Enrollment Services. Students will automatically be considered for Institutional Grants on a first/come-first/served basis.

Texas Public Education Grants (TPEG) (ALL)

This grant is awarded to qualified applicants on the basis of financial need. Recipients must be enrolled at least half time. They must also be citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the United States. They must submit the required applications and needs-analysis documentation, and they must continue to make satisfactory academic progress. Medical students and PA students in their clinical year are eligible to receive up to $3000/year. All other students are eligible to receive up to $1000/semester.

Designated Tuition Grant (ALL)

This grant is awarded to qualified applicants on the basis of financial need. Recipients must be enrolled at least half time. They must submit the required application and needs-analysis documentation, and they must continue to make satisfactory progress. This grant is awarded in conjunction with the institutional policy on grants and scholarships. Medical students and PA students in their clinical year are eligible to receive up to $3000/year. All other students are eligible to receive up to $1000/semester.

FEDERAL GRANTS

Federal PELL Grant Program (PELL) (AH,N)

This is a federal program of entitlement basic to all other financial aid. All undergraduates who have never received a baccalaureate degree must apply for this grant in order to receive any other financial aid at UTMB. The program is based on a need-analysis formula that considers family income and assets, size of family, number of children attending postsecondary education, and other factors. Application for the grant is automatic when completing the FAFSA. Students wishing to apply only for the Federal PELL Grant may do so.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) (AH,N)

This grant program is designed for students who have financial need as determined by the standards set by the Commissioner of Education. Eligibility requirements take into account family income, assets and the number of children in the family. The student must be an undergraduate who has never received a baccalaureate degree and must be enrolled at least half-time. All undergraduate applicants who complete both the UTMB Financial Aid Application and the Need Analysis Form will be considered for this program. Priority is given to students who are eligible for the Federal PELL Grant in accordance with the federal regulations.

Federal Work Study Program (FWS)

This program is designed to provide part-time employment for students with financial need who wish to help pay a part of their educational expenses by working. Federal Work-Study is awarded by Enrollment Services, often in combination with other forms of financial aid, to help meet educational expenses. By attempting to place students in areas of work in which they are interested, the program helps to stimulate the development of a worthwhile experience of work for the student attending college. Students may request work-study consideration when submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students who participate in this program work an average of 19 hours per week. Enrollment Services will assist students in locating employment for the work-study award. Work-Study employment is available both on-campus and off-campus (with participating employers only).

Scholarship for Disadvantaged Students (SDS)

This is a federal program under the supervision of HRSA. Currently, only students in the School of Medicine and Clinical Laboratory Sciences are eligible for this grant/scholarship, but if grants are awarded to the other schools by HRSA, it will be available for those students as well. Students are required to include parental information on the FAFSA, regardless of dependency status, to be considered for this grant/scholarship. When completing that FAFSA, students are required to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). If they are not eligible to use the DRT, they must submit a tax transcript from the IRS to support what was reported on the FAFSA.

Anita Hendrix

Anita Hendrix
Enrollment Services Specialist
ahendrix@utmb.edu
409-772-1216

Fe Phillips

Fe Phillips
Staff Accountant
fcphilli@utmb.edu
409-772-9794

Erica Salas

Erica Salas
Assistant Director
Financial Aid
emsalas@utmb.edu
409-772-2479

Carol Cromie

Carol Cromie
Director
Student Financial Services
cacromie@utmb.edu
409-772-1215

Enrollment Services Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Office of Enrollment Services
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1305
Phone: 409-772-1215
Fax: 409-772-5056
Email Addresses: enrollment.services@utmb.edu
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