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Regents' Scholarship Program FAQ

Initial Eligibility

First-generation is classified as neither parent have earned a bachelor’s degree. Parents may have earned an associate’s degree, have taken college courses, or be in the process of taking college courses.
The Regents' Scholarship will be offered to approximately 850 incoming freshman students each fall. There is not a separate application process for this scholarship. However, you must have your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) on file by December 15, and your Texas A&M financial aid file must be complete by May 1. Initial awards are based on data from your admissions application. To apply for admissions, you must complete the ApplyTexas application or Common App by December 15, for fall admission. For more information on the admissions process, please visit
You will be notified of your Regents' Scholarship offer when you are offered financial aid. Financial aid awarding will begin in February. You must complete the FAFSA  or TASFA before you can be awarded the Regents' Scholarship. At the latest, your FAFSA or TASFA must be completed by December 15 so that Scholarships & Financial Aid may verify your total family income. Your financial aid file must be complete by May 1.
We recommend that you complete the FAFSA  or TASFA as soon as possible after October 1. You must submit your FAFSA by December 15 to meet the priority deadline.
Financial aid awarding will begin by late February. You will receive confirmation of your scholarship approximately two weeks after you have been accepted to TAMU, completed the financial aid process associated with the FAFSA  or TASFA, and we have confirmed eligibility based upon your family income starting in February.
If you do not qualify for the Regents' Scholarship, you will be considered for other types of financial assistance.
If you exceed your cost of attendance or financial need due to scholarships and/or the Federal Pell Grant, your Regents' Scholarship may be reduced or eliminated that year. If your Regents' Scholarship is cancelled during your first year, you will not be eligible to receive the scholarship in future years. All outside resources and scholarships must be reported to Texas A&M University. To report an outside scholarship, you should submit the Report Outside Scholarships and Resources form available at Click the Financial Aid Portal icon.
No, non-resident students are not eligible for the Regents' Scholarship.
Yes, students qualifying as a resident student under Senate Bill 1528 are eligible to receive the Regents' Scholarship. You must complete the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA).
No, international students are not eligible for this scholarship.
Aggie Gateway to Success students are eligible once they have successfully completed the provisional requirements. Blinn TEAM students are eligible for the Regents' Scholarship.
Degree-seeking students enrolled at Texas A&M University in College Station, the TAMU Health Science Center campus in College Station, the Higher Education Center at McAllen, the Engineering Academy at TAMUG, and Texas A&M Engineering at Blinn, and Blinn TEAM students are eligible for the Regents’ Scholarship.

Renewing Your Scholarship

Regents' Scholarship recipients are members of the Regents' Scholars Program through the Office for Student Success. As a member of the program, you are required to live on-campus, participate in a Texas A&M University Success Program (determined by your college), attend a Regents' Scholars Orientation, and the Regents' Scholars Spring Reception. In order to receive the scholarship, Residence Life must receive your application for on-campus housing no later than May 1. You are encouraged to complete your housing application as soon as possible. For more information on Residence Life, please visit
You must establish eligibility your first year of attendance (live on-campus, participate in an Academic Success Program, attend the required orientation meeting and attend the required spring reception), continue to possess financial need – as defined by the Department of Education, and meet Scholarships & Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress and complete 30 hours before your second year, 60 hours before your third year, and 90 hours before your fourth year to continue to receive the award yearly. You must participate in all required programming through the Office for Student Success.
To meet the 30/60/90 hour rule, you are required to have earned 30 hours by the end of your first academic year, 60 hours by the end of your second academic year, and 90 hours by the end of your third academic year. An academic year includes the fall, spring, and summer terms. Hours earned via transfer credit, dual credit, and AP/IB testing may be used to meet the 30/60/90 rule.
The Regents' Scholarship will only be awarded for fall and spring semesters. However, if you participate in a cooperative education program or required internship during the fall or spring semesters, you may request the scholarship to be deferred to the subsequent summer semester by emailing Summer hours can count toward the total number of hours to meet the 30/60/90 hour rule.
You must meet SAP. If you are no longer meeting SAP, your scholarship may be cancelled. However, you may request an appointment with your financial aid advisor to appeal the loss of aid eligibility, including the Regents’ Scholarship.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is defined as consistently passing 75 percent of the credit hours you register for at Texas A&M and maintaining a 2.0 GPR. If you do not complete this percentage of hours and/or maintain a 2.0 GPR, you will be considered ineligible for additional financial aid until the percentage completed reaches 75% or the GPR is raised above a 2.0. When determining SAP, we will include courses that have been excluded under the grade exclusion policy in the completion rate. The courses will count just as a NG (No Grade) or W (Withdrawal) count.
Q-dropping a class will only have an impact on your scholarship if you do not successfully complete at least 75% of your coursework. Q-dropped classes are not considered as successfully completed. For more information, contact us at
Students may receive the Regents’ Scholarship in their graduating semester even if they are taking less than 12 hours. To get the Regents’ Scholarship forced onto your account, you must apply for graduation ( and the diploma fee must be on your bill before the scholarship will be forced. Students taking 6 to 11 hours will receive up to $2,500 based on unmet need. Students taking 1 to 5 hours will receive up to $1,250 based on unmet need. Any future term payments will be forfeited.
Yes, once you are eligible for this scholarship in your first year you will remain eligible, even if your total family income increases in the future years; however, you must still maintain financial need, as defined by the Department of Education.