Types of Aid

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Federal Pell Grant
Based on financial need
Available to undergraduate students only
Texas Grant Program
The Toward EXcellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) grant was established in 1999 by the Texas Legislature to provide need-based financial assistance to Texas students who completed a college-preparatory curriculum in high school. Eligible students may receive an amount up to the cost of required tuition and fees each academic year of eligibility (some restrictions apply).
To be eligible for the TEXAS grant, students must be a Texas resident, graduated from a public or accredited private high school no earlier than fall 1998 having complete the recommended or distinguished curriculum or its equivalent, or received an associate's degree in may 2001 or later and demonstrate exeptional financial need as determined by the Free Applilcation for Federal Student Aid.
If you meet these requirements, please submit a copy of your high school transcript or a transcript from the college that you received the associate's degree from to our office.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
This is a federal grant based on exeptional financial need.
Available to undergrate students only.
State Grant and Scholarship Programs - Texas Coordinating Board
These grants are authorized by the State of Texas. Please contact our office for award criteria for these programs.
  • Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG)
  • Student Deposit Scholarship Program
  • Tuition and Fees Exemption Programs


Federal College Work Study
The Federal College Work Study Program provides part-time, on-campus employment for U.S. citizens, permanent residents and vertain other non-citizens who are half-time students and have a demonstrated financial need. The maximum amount a recipient may earn under this program is determined through the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA).
Institutional Student Employment
Institutional Student Employment provides part-time, on-campus employment for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and certain other non-citizens who are half-time students, but does not require demonstration of financial need.
Students employed under this program are paid minimum wage and may work up to 19 hours per week (depending on eligibilty and class schedule). Funds are distributed on a monthly payroll basis.


  • Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program - Subsidized and Unsubsidized
  • Parent Plus Loans


Sul Ross State University Rio Grande College offers several scholarships. contact the Financial Assistance office for information and/or an application.