What kind of financial aid is available?
- Pell Grant*
- Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)
- Work Study Programs
- Veteran’s Benefits – Hazlewood Act
- TX Grant and TEOG
Angelina College does not participate in any Federal or State Loan programs.
Applications for short-term tuition loans are available at the Financial Aid Office, Room 208, Student Center. The loan will be for 70 percent of the tuition shown on your statement.
For most grants, including the Pell Grant, the only application you need is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For frequently asked questions and Pell Grant information, click on Pell Grant.
How do I apply for financial aid?
Applicants for financial aid should apply as soon as possible prior to July 15 for the fall semester and prior to November 30 for the spring semester, in order to receive first consideration.
Following the procedures outlined below will help you receive your financial aid on a timely basis:
1.) Submit via internet, www.fafsa.ed.gov, the FAFSA “Free Application for Federal Student Aid.” (the 6-digit federal school code for Angelina College is 006661)
Students wishing to complete a paper version of the FAFSA, and mail it to the Dept. of Education, may download or complete and print a copy of the form at: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/options.htm
2.) In approximately one week, contact the Angelina College financial aid office (936-633-5291) to verify file completion.
3.) Submit any forms requested by the Financial Aid Office. Items you may be asked to provide if chosen by the Dept. of Education for verification:
- Your tax return transcript
- Your parent’s tax transcript
- Divorce/Separation documentation
- Child support documentation
- Food stamps documentation
- Verification of high school completion
- Other college transcripts
Forms available on-line:
- Community Services Division Financial Aid Need Verification Form-Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)
- Scholarship Application
Fall 2016/Spring 2017
- 2016-17 Verification Worksheet: Dependent – Independent
- 2016-17 Household Resources
- 2016-17 Divorce/Separation Form
- 2016-17 Identity Statement
- 2016-17 Child Support Paid Verification
To receive financial aid at Angelina College a student must have all required admissions documents on file in the records office. These documents include a copy of his/her high school transcript or GED scores, college transcripts, if applicable, a completed application for admissions and proof of Texas residency.
How do I keep my financial aid?
You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress and complete your academic program in a timely manner. Please review the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy carefully.
Students will be allowed to repeat courses regardless of the original grade earned, however, hours attempted for repeating courses will be included in the maximum credit hour limit of 150% as specified in “Maximum Time Frame” above. Refer to the “System of Grading” section of the General Bulletin for repeated course GPA calculation. A student may receive aid for a repeated course for which they originally received a passing grade only one time.
Federal Pell Grant Program Change — Duration of Eligibility
On Dec. 23, 2011 Congress signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74) which significantly impacts Federal Student Aid Programs. The Federal Pell Grant Duration of Eligibility amendment has set a maximum amount of eligibility for Pell Grant for ALL students who have received or will receive Pell Grant. In 2008-09, a cap of 18 semesters (or its equivalent) was put in place for students who first received aid during the 2008-09 academic year. This new amendment limits the amount of Pell Grant to 12 semesters (or its equivalent) for all students.
The following is an explanation from Student Aid on the Web:
Once you have received a Pell Grant for 12 semesters, or the equivalent, you will no longer be eligible for additional Pell Grants.
- You are eligible to receive a Pell Grant for up to 12 semesters or the equivalent. If you have exceeded the 12-semester maximum, you will lose eligibility for additional Pell Grants beginning in 2012-13 school year. Equivalency is calculated by adding together the percentage of your Pell eligibility that you received each year to determine whether the total amount exceeds 600%.
- For example, if your maximum Pell Grant award amount for the 2010-2011 school year was $5,550, but you only receive $2,775 because you were only enrolled for one semester, you would have used 50% of your maximum award for that year. If in the following school year, you were enrolled only three-quarter time, you would have used 75% of your maximum award for that year. Together, you would have received 125% out of the total 600% lifetime limit.
If you have questions regarding your financial aid status or eligibility, please visit the Financial Aid Office in Room 208 of the Student Center, or call us at (936) 633-5291.