Texas A&M University is an excellent university in Texas. In this article, we will be covering scholarship and financial aid covered at Texas A&M.
However, before we do that, let’s look at the cost of attendance to see what you will have to pay before you get any scholarships from Texas A&M.
Cost of Attendance
As a public university, Texas A&M University’s cost of attendance is different for students from Texas and students living outside of Texas. In-state students pay $11,000 a year in tuition, as well as $17,000 in room, board, personal expenses, and fees. So, the total cost of attendance at Texas A&M is around $28,000, and for out-of-state students, it is $58,000 a year.
Texas A&M University Scholarships
There are many scholarships awarded at Texas A&M. Let’s look at these scholarships in detail.
1. Academic Scholarships
These are four-year scholarships that is partially based on your SAT or ACT scores. You will need at least 30 in ACT or 1360 New SAT to be eligible for these scholarships. The first tier is the President’s endowed scholarships, which is a $3,000 per year award. Then, the next tier is the Lechner Award, which is $2,500 per year award, and the last type is the McFadden Award, which is $2,500 per year award as well. There’s a renewability criteria of maintaining a 3.5 GPA.
To apply for this scholarship, you will need to fill out the scholarship section of either the Common App or Coalition App. Also, you will need to submit your application by December 2, which is much earlier than the Regular Decision Deadline at Texas A&M.
You do not need to fill out a separate application to apply for this scholarship.
2. Academic Achievement Scholarship
Academic Achievement Scholarship is another prestigious scholarship awarded by Texas A&M. To be eligible, you will need to graduate from Century Scholars High School in Texas, which are high schools in Texas, which are underrepresented in Texas A&M. Unlike the Academic Scholarship, this scholarship does not have a minimum ACT or SAT cutoff. The first tier is the Century Scholars Program, which awards $5,000 per year, and the second tier is the President’s Achievement Scholarship, which awards $2,500 a year. The renewability criteria is lower than the previous scholarship above, and the GPA required is 2.75.
You will need to apply using ApplyTexas Application or Coalition Application by December 2 to be eligible.
3. Non-Resident Tuition Waiver
This tuition waiver is given out to students who are not from Texas. To be eligible, you will need to be awarded with at least $4,000 in competitive scholarship, which includes Department Scholarships. The fact that you’ve received these scholarships helps to show that you are academically qualified, and therefore, Texas A&M awards you with Non-Resident Tuition Waiver, which is quite a lot.
Being awarded with $4,000 in competitive scholarships does not guarantee this non-resident tuition waiver because they are limited, but you do have a great chance. To renew this waiver, you just have to keep receiving at least $4,000 in competitive scholarships.
4. Brockman Foundation Scholarships
Brockman Scholarships are five-year full cost of attendance scholarship, which covers tuition, room, board, and personal expenses. To be eligible, you will need to study STEM fields, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
To apply, you will need to submit a separate application by December 1. Also, you need to apply to Texas A&M before this deadline. To know more about Brockman, visit their scholarship page!
5. Scholarships for Out-of-State Students
Students who are residents outside of Texas are eligible to receive scholarships up to $5,000 a year. These scholarships are given based on class rank, and if your high school doesn’t do class rank, you will be evaluated based on your GPA and SAT/ACT scores.
The first tier is $5,000 a year for those who ranked 95% or higher. The second tier is $3,500 a year for those who ranked 85 – 94%. The third tier is $2,000 a year award for students who ranked 75 – 84%.
6. Departmental Scholarships
There are many departments that give scholarships to students who apply to their department. Getting these scholarships is critcal for out-of-state students who want to qualify for the non-tuition resident waiver. There are some scholarships that you are automatically qualified for, and some which you need to submit a separate application.
I hope that this list of the available scholarships in Texas A&M was helpful. To see the complete list, visit the scholarships page!
How to Apply for Scholarships
To apply for most scholarships, you will need to submit your application by December 1, which is the priority deadline. There are scholarships that require a separate application, such as the Brockman Foundation scholarships and some departmental scholarships. Also, some scholarships require you to submit FAFSA, so you should do that as well. Submitting FAFSA will make you eligible for grants, so it is a good idea to submit it.
There are many different types of grants that are available for in-state, out-of-state, and international students. To see all the grants that are available, visit the grants page.
You will need to submit FAFSA by December 15th to have the maximum consideration for grants. If you submit later, your application will still be processed, but the award amount might be less. Also, submitting FAFSA not only helps you apply for grants, but it is a requirement for some scholarships. So, it is a good idea to submit FAFSA even though you might not need any grants. Anyways, who doesn’t like free money?
I hope that this article on Texas A&M University scholarships was helpful. If you are a Texas Resident, I highly recommend you to go to Texas University scholarships and view scholarships that are offered in your state. These will likely give the most financial aid to you. If you are not, I highly suggest that you go to Authority Scholarships Website and see scholarships that are offered in your state. Good luck!