Texas Public Education Grant

Applications are open annually at the start of the Fall semester.

The purpose of the TPEG is to provide limited financial assistance to eligible non-immigrant international students on F and J visas. Students must demonstrate financial need to pay the estimated minimum tuition, fees, and other expenses for enrollment in UNT credit-bearing coursework. 
  • IELI students and non-degree seeking students are not eligible for the TPEG
  • Students on Optional Practical Training will not be considered for TPEG awards

An award is not guaranteed. Incomplete applications will not be considered for review.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Newly admitted international students are not eligible to apply.
  • Student must hold a valid passport, student visa, and all required immigration documents.
  • Student must be enrolled at UNT one full academic year prior to application.
  • Student must be enrolled fulltime or be approved for less than fulltime enrollment during the next school year.
    • Fulltime enrollment for undergraduates is 12 credit hours.
    • Fulltime enrollment for graduates is 9 credit hours.
  • At the time of application student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
  • Students must be in good financial standing with the university. Students with past due balances at time of funding are not eligible.
  • Students must be paying non-resident tuition.
  • Student must be or have been legally employed part-time during previous year (Form W-2 required).
TPEG is a grant, not a competitive scholarship. Grant awardees do NOT qualify for in-state tuition waivers. 

If awarded, funding will be applied directly to UNT tuition after the 12th day of classes in the Fall semester.