Scholarship Priority Deadline
Financial Aid Application Priority Deadline
Students must complete the financial aid application for federal (FAFSA) or state (TASFA) aid to determine eligibility for federal, institutional, and state grants available at Sul Ross. Grants are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to students who have established financial need. Students are expected to enroll full-time to receive grants, but may receive a pro-rated amount as determined by federal, institutional, and state regulations.
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Federal Pell Grant
Pell Grant is a federally-funded program designed to help students pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. Eligibility for the Federal Pell Grant is determined by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE). Pell Grants provide eligible students with a foundation of financial aid to help defray the cost of post-secondary education. PELL Grant amounts will be pro-rated for those students enrolled on a less than full time basis. Students must complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
The FSEOG is a federally-funded, need-based program designed to assist students who demonstrate exceptional financial need and who, without the grant, would be unable to continue their education. Applicants must be working on their first bachelor’s degree and be enrolled at least half-time and be Pell Eligible. Students must complete the FAFSA to determine eligibility for the FSEOG. It is a campus-based federal program and funding is limited to amounts allocated by DOE.
Texas Grant Program
The Toward EXcellence, Access & Success (TEXAS) grant was established in 1999 by the Texas Legislature to provide need-based financial aid 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, and demonstrate exceptional financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Students must also be fully admitted. Preference will be given to students with the lowest EFC (Estimated Family Contribution) and will continue as funds permit.
- Lobo Grant – available to both undergraduate and graduate residents of Texas pursuing a degree, enrolled at least half-time, and demonstrate some financial need.
- Texas Public Educational Grant (TPEG) – available to undergraduate and graduate residents of Texas pursuing a degree, enrolled at least half-time, and demonstrate some financial need.
- TPEG Non-Resident Grant – awarded to eligible undergraduate and graduate students who are not Texas residents pursing a degree, enrolled at least half-time, and demonstrate some need.
A variety of scholarships are offered through Sul Ross State University, as well as through college and academic department levels. Scholarships must be established and awarded in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Board of Regents of the State University System.
To be considered, an incoming student applicant must be accepted into the University meeting all the requirements for unconditional admission, and be in good academic and disciplinary standing.
Recipients of scholarships must be enrolled as full-time students (12 semester credit hours for undergraduate students and nine semester credit hours for graduate students), unless otherwise specified.
Lists all scholarships currently established at the institution.
How do I apply for scholarships?
Click HERE for detailed instructions on how to complete the Sul Ross State University Scholarship application.
For help or more information on the application process please call 432-837-8050 or email email@example.com.
Work-study programs allow students to work on and off campus. Majority of all positions on-campus requires students to demonstrate some need. It is beneficial for the student to submit a financial aid application annually and answer “YES” to the work-study question on the financial aid application in order for the financial aid office to determine which kind of work-study program the student may be eligible for. If work-study eligibility was included in their financial aid award, it is the student’s responsibility to find a job on-campus to benefit from this program – these funds will not be automatically credited to the students account.
All work-study programs at Sul Ross pay the Texas minimum wage and requires students to submit a monthly time-sheet to payroll on the 16th of every month. Paychecks are available on the first of every month, given that the student worked the previous month. Students are not authorized to work more than 20 hours a week.
Federal College Work-Study
The Federal College Work Study program provides part-time, on-campus employment for U.S. Citizens, permanent residents, and certain other non-citizens who are enrolled at least half-time and have a demonstrated financial need. The maximum amount a recipient may earn under this program is determined through the financial aid application.
Texas College Work Study
The Texas College Work Study program provides part-time on-campus employment for Texas residents who are enrolled at least half-time and have a demonstrated financial need. The maximum amount a recipient may earn under this program is determined through the financial aid application.
Institutional Work Study
Institutional student employment provides part-time, on-campus employment for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and certain other non-citizens who are enrolled at least half-time, but does not require demonstration of financial need. Student’s earnings under this program depends on the departmental budget and student’s class schedule.
Where do I apply for a work-study position?
For a list of current work study positions available, please visit the Career Services page by clicking here.
Loans are an option to help cover your education costs and there are several types of loans available. Research your loan options before making a choice of a loan program to pursue. It is important that you exhaust all other options for aid before pursuing loans, especially from private lenders. If you want to ensure full understanding of any loan agreement you are signing, please contact our office for assistance.
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Federal Stafford Loans
When you apply for financial aid, you will automatically be considered for the following loans:
- Federal Direct Subsidized – awarded to eligible degree-seeking undergraduate students on the basis of demonstrated financial need.
- these loans do not accrue interest while student is enrolled at least half-time or while in grace periods.
- Eligibility ranges from $3,500 for freshman, $4,500 for sophomores, and $5,500 for juniors & seniors each academic year until life-time eligibility is met.
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized – awarded to undergraduates and graduate students pursuing a degree
- interest begins to accrue when funds are disbursed.
- repayment off principal and interest may be deferred until the student no longer meets enrollment requirements.
- if undergraduates are not eligible for Federal Direct Subsidized loans, eligibility ranges from $5,500 for freshman, $6,500 for sophomores, and $7,500 for juniors & seniors. Undergraduates who are eligible for Federal Direct Subsidized loans may only receive up to $2,000 each academic year until life-time eligibility is met.
- graduate students are offered a reasonable amount to cover tuition & fees each academic year, but may request a loan increase for additional educational expenses using a change request form as long as they have not reached their life-time eligibility.
Students may visit https://studentaid.gov for more information on repayment, interest rates, life-time eligibility, or other questions.
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct PLUS Loans are loans made to graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students to help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid. Eligibility is not based on financial need, but a credit check is required.