Texas - Higher Education Coordinating Board
The Texas Legislature created the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) to represent the highest authority in the state in matters of public higher education. They provide leadership and coordination for Texas higher education and promote access, affordability, quality, success, and cost efficiency through their higher education strategic plan called 60x30TX. The program has four broad goals, to educate the population, to have students finish their certificate or degree, to be become marketable, and to reduce a student debt load.
State Grant Opportunities
- TEXAS COLLEGE WORK-STUDY (TCWS) - TCWS program funds are available to eligible students attending public and private/independent institutions of higher education
- WORK-STUDY STUDENT MENTORSHIP PROGRAM (WSMP) - The purpose of WSMP is to provide employment to eligible students with financial need to mentor, tutor, or advise students at participating institutions of higher education or high school students within local school districts and nonprofit organizations.
- BILINGUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM - Program funds are available to students attending the following institutions: the University of North Texas, the University of North Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman's University, The University of Texas at Dallas, The University of Texas at Arlington, Texas A&M Commerce, DFW Tech Teach, in consultation with Texas Tech University. The purpose of the Bilingual Education Program is to encourage students who enroll in an educator preparation program at a participating university to earn a certification to teach bilingual education, English as a second language (ESL), or Spanish in public school districts in Texas with high critical needs.
- TEXAS ARMED SERVICES SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM (TASSP) - The purpose of the TASSP is to encourage students to complete a baccalaureate degree and become members of the Texas Army National Guard, Texas Air National Guard, Texas State Guard, United States Coast Guard, or United States Merchant Marine, or to become commissioned officers in any branch of the armed services of the United States.
Colleges provide institutional grants and scholarships to help make up the difference between college costs and what a family can be expected to contribute through income, savings, loans, and student earnings. Awards may be based on academic merit, artistic or athletic talent, financial need, or other factors. You can learn more about the types of institutional grants and scholarships awarded by checking each college's financial aid website.
Private scholarships provide funding for students who meet the requirements specified by the donor organization. Local organizations or businesses may offer scholarships to students who plan to study at a regional college or plan to pursue a degree in a particular field of study.
Check with your High School Guidance Counselor office for details about local and regional scholarships.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
1200 E. Anderson Lane, Austin, TX 78752
PO Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711-2788
Main: 512-427-6101 || Fax: 512-427-6127
Student Loans: 800-242-3062