Hill College

Financial Assistance

Federal Programs
Federal Pell Grant
Federal Pell Grants are available to eligible undergraduate students who have not yet received a bachelors degree or a professional degree, are enrolled in a degree or certificate program, meet program eligibility requirements, and have submitted a valid Student Aid Report.

The eligibility criteria for this aid program is demonstrated by financial need. This need is determined by completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The results of the application will produce a dollar amount that the families and students are reasonably expected to contribute toward their educational expenses. This amount is called the 'Expected Family Contribution' or EFC. It is subtracted from the estimated cost of education determined by the school resulting in what is called demonstrated NEED. The EFC, along with a student's enrollment status and the length of his or her program of study, determine the student's award. Students may receive aid up to this amount of need but may not exceed it with any and all types of aid. The funds do not have to be repaid.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
This grant is for undergraduates with exceptional need, that is, students with the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC) who are also Federal Pell Grant Recipients. Because FSEOG is a grant, it does not have to be repaid. FSEOG is awarded on a first come first serve basis except for dorm students and nursing students who receive priority and extra funds due to their added expense.

Federal Work Study Program (FWS)
The purpose of the Federal Work Study Program is to give part-time employment to students who need the income to help meet the cost of post secondary education and to encourage FWS recipients in community service activities. A student must have 'financial need' to be eligible for a FWS job the student's cost of attendance must be more than the amount of his or her Expected Family Contribution (EFC) as calculated by the Federal Need Analysis Methodology. A portion of Federal Work Study funds will be used to fund workers for community service employment. A small percentage of Federal Work-Study money is made available to less than full-time students.

The general conditions and terms applicable to any employment provided to a student as part of the student's financial assistance package are available for inspection in the Financial Aid Office, and a copy is given to those who apply for and/or receive Federal Work study.

All awards from financial assistance programs funded by the federal or state government are administered according to laws and regulations governing those programs. This policy is subject to change as required by federal or state guidelines and/or by the college.

Study Abroad Programs
Hill College does not have any study abroad programs. Therefore, we are not eligible for any grants or loans pertaining to those types of students.


State Programs
Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)
This financial aid may be available to students who are enrolled, and have established need through the Federal Methodology. These Funds are limited and are used on a first come, first serve basis.

State Work Study
The purpose of the State Work Study Program is to give part-time employment to students who need the income to help meet the cost of post secondary education. A student must have 'financial need' to be eligible for a State Work Study job. The student's cost of attendance must be more than the amount of his/her Expected Family Contribution according to the FAFSA. Any students who have athletic scholarships are not allowed to use State Work Study funds.

The general conditions and terms applicable to any employment provided to a student as part of the student's financial assistance package are available for inspection in the Financial Aid Office, and a copy is given to those who apply for and/or receive State Work Study.

All awards from financial assistance programs funded by the federal or state government are administered according to laws and regulations governing those programs. This policy is subject to change as required by federal or state guidelines and/or by the college.

TEXAS Grant

Students must

  • Be a Texas Resident

  • Complete the Recommended High School Program or the Distinguished Achievement Program

  • Graduate from a public or an accredited private school in Texas no earlier than Fall 1998

  • Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine financial need

  • Enroll at least 3/4 time in an undergraduate degree or certificate program within 16 months of your high school graduation

  • Have Not been convicted of a felony or a crime involving a controlled substance

TEXAS Grant pays for tuition and fees at a public college or university. If you stay in college, you may be eligible to receive TEXAS Grant awards for up to 150 semester hours or up to 6 years. Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA and a 75% completion rate the first year at Hill College. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA and a 75% completion rate for the following years at Hill College.

Texas Educational Opportunity Grant

  • Texas resident

  • Show financial need

  • If applying for a first-time award, have a family contribution of no more than $2,000

  • Register for the Selective Service or are exempt from this requirement

  • Are enrolled at least half time (six semester credit hours) in the first 30 hours (or their equivalent) in

    an associate's degree or certificate program at a public two-year college in Texas

  • Have not been granted an associate's or baccalaureate degree, and

  • Have not been convicted of a felony or crime involving a controlled substance.*

Students who continue in college and who meet program academic standards can receive awards for up

to 75 semester credit hours, for four years, or until they receive an associate's degree, whichever comes

first. The academic requirements for continuing in the program are: At the end of the first year, the

student must meet the school's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)requirements. At the end of the

second year, the student must complete at least 75 percent of the hours attempted in the prior

academic year and have an overall college grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.

*An individual convicted of a crime involving a controlled substance can compete for an award in this program

two years after him/her has fulfilled him/her obligation to society.

Hazelwood Act

  • Exemption on tuition and fees excluding student service fee.

  • Must have been enlisted at least 180 days beyond basic training.

  • Qualify as a Texas Resident resident at the time of entrance into the services.

  • Honorably discharged Copy of discharge papers (DD214).

  • Present proof of ineligibility for educational benefits from the Veteran's Administration.

  • Present proof of ineligibility for the Pell Grant and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Valedictorians (FUNDING DISCONTINUED BY STATE)

  • Tuition exemption Highest ranking graduate from an accredited Texas high school.

  • Must be used during the first two regular semesters after graduation.

Blind and Deaf

  • Tuition and All Fees exemption Certification of blind and deaf condition by Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Texas Commission for the Blind, Texas Commission for Deaf and Hearing Impaired.

Fire Fighters

  • Tuition and Lab Fee exemption on Fire Science courses Proof student is employed as a fire fighter Enrolled in a Fire Science Program.

Senior Citizen

  • Tuition Exemption 65 or Older.

Students in Foster or Other Residential Care

  • Tuition and fees Proof of having been in foster care or other residential care under the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.

  • Must enroll within 3 years of earliest dates: Date of discharge from foster or other residential care.

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent Student's 21st Birthday.

Early High School Graduation (FUNDING DISCONTINUED BY STATE)

  • Tuition exemption. Student should contact high school counselor for application.

ad valorem tax

  • Waiver of nonresident tuition.

  • Proof that student/family pays ad valorem taxes to school district.