Several federal/state funds require a minimum enrollment requirement for disbursement. If you are receiving these funds, you need to know the minimum number of hours needed to receive a disbursement.
In addition, classes must have actually started in order to receive disbursement for terms that start later in the semester. In other words, if a student is enrolled in 3 hours during the Fall 12 term and 3 hours in the Fall Mini II term, they do not meet the minimum 6 hour requirement until after the Fall Mini II class begins. Therefore, funds with a minimum 6 hour requirement will not disburse until after the 2nd 8-week class.
|Award Fund||Minimum Hours Needed|
|Federal Pell Grant||3 hours*|
|Direct Loans||6 hours|
|TEXAS Grant||9 hours|
|Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG)||6 hours|
|Texas Educational Opportunity Grant (TEOG)||6 hours|
|Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)||6 hours|
*Federal Pell Grant recipients receive a prorated award based on their enrollment. For example, part-time students receive 50% of their maximum award and less than part-time students receive 25% of their maximum award. Also, students with a high EFC may require more than the minimum number of enrollment hours mentioned above for Federal Pell Grant to disburse.