State and Federal Aid
All state programs are subject to changes made by the Texas Legislature, or executive order by the Governor of Texas. Please check with the financial aid office for the latest revisions of all state programs listed here.
Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) (HB688)
The provisions of House Bill 688 allow for grants to be administered to deserving students from funds set aside by Weatherford College. These grants are awarded to students with a demonstrated financial need and do not require repayment.
Weatherford College participates in the Federal Pell Grant program. This is a federally funded grant program that does not require repayment and is awarded to students based on financial need as determined by a federal formula. Application for this program is made by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
The FSEOG is a grant for undergraduates with exceptional financial need; that is, students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFC’s). Priority is given to students who receive Federal Pell Grants. The amount ranges from $300 to $1000.
Towards EXcellence, Access and Success (Texas Grant)
The Texas Legislature has established a grant to provide assistance to very needy students who are Texas residents, and who have graduated from a public or accredited private high school in Texas on the recommended or advanced high school curriculum or its equivalent. Students must be able to certify that they have not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving a controlled substance. Students must be eligible and receive this grant within 16 months of high school graduation or they forfeit all future eligibility. Additional information is available in the Financial Aid Office.
Texas Education Opportunity Grant (TEOG)
The Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG), formerly known as TEXAS II grant, is a supplemental grant established by Texas Legislature to assist needy Texas residents who are pursuing a degree or certificate at the community college level. Students who have completed 30 hours or more toward their degree or certificate are not eligible to begin receiving this grant. For more information please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Other State Programs
The Texas Legislature has established additional waiver, exemption and grant programs to provide assistance to students who are Texas residents. Approved waiver and/or exemption requests and documentation must be provided to the Financial Aid Office no later than the official census day for the term in which the waiver or exemption is requested. Documentation received after census day will not be honored. Additional information about these programs is available from the Financial Aid Office or online at www.collegeforalltexans.com.