Texas Tigers Scholarship Retention Requirements

Scholarship Retention

To retain the award from one year to the next, recipients must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA and earn 24 credit hours each year. A year is defined for this purpose as fall, winter session, and spring.  Students not maintaining a cumulative 3.0 GPA or 24 credit hours will be placed on scholarship probation according to the guidelines set forth in Office of Enrollment Management.  Cumulative GPA of 3.0 and 24 credit hours will be checked at the end of each spring semester.

The scholarship shall be withdrawn for any semester in which the recipient drops to part-time status prior to end of the University refund period unless it is the student’s graduating semester. The student will be eligible for funds in the subsequent semester provided all other criteria are met.

Students who resign prior to the end of the University refund period or fail to maintain continuous enrollment during the fall and spring semesters will have their scholarship permanently cancelled unless an approved Scholarship Hold is on file with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.

Additionally, retention of all University scholarships is contingent upon available funding.

Residency Requirements

This Scholarship is contingent upon the student’s Texas residency status. If a student’s residency changes during their enrollment, the scholarship offer will be cancelled.

Scholarship Probation

Students who do not maintain the required 3.0 cumulative GPA or earn 24 credit hours at the end of each spring semester will be placed on scholarship probation. When a student is placed on scholarship probation, the student will be given the opportunity to submit an appeal to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships if they demonstrate exceptional circumstances. Appeals will be evaluated on an individual basis by The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships and the Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee. Students will not receive funding from their scholarship while on scholarship probation. Students will be given one full academic year beginning spring intersession through the end of the spring semester of the year immediately following their placement on probation, to bring their cumulative GPA to the required 3.0. Students will be given the Spring Intersession to earn the required 24 credit hours. If a student achieves the required 3.0 cumulative GPA or 24 hours while on scholarship probation, the student can contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Aid after all official grades have posted for the semester to request a review for reinstatement for the upcoming semester. Students approved for reinstatement will not have their scholarship’s original expiration date extended.

Scholarship Cancellation

Students who fail to attain the required 3.0 cumulative GPA following the one academic year defined as beginning spring intersession through the end of the spring semester of the year immediately following their placement on probation will have their scholarship permanently cancelled.  Students who fail to attain the required 24 hours by summer intersession following their placement on probation will have their scholarship permanently cancelled. Students who resign or fail to maintain continuous enrollment during the fall and spring semesters will have their scholarship permanently cancelled unless an approved Scholarship Hold is on file with Financial Aid and Scholarships.