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General Policies & Requirements – Institutional Aid

SAGU provides many institutional scholarships and grants. The following is important information regarding policies and requirements to receive institutional aid at SAGU.

  • Applications are available on each individual scholarship and grant page.
  • Students are required to apply for institutional aid prior to the end of late registration each semester. After the end of late registration, students cannot be awarded any additional institutional financial aid even if otherwise eligible.
  • All institutional scholarships and grants are subject to available funding. It is possible for a student to not receive a scholarship/grant that they would have otherwise been eligible to receive simply because there is no more funding available. Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. In addition, students must be accepted, pay any required enrollment deposit, and select courses at least 60 days before the start of the next semester or risk having their institutional financial aid cancelled.
  • Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to receive institutional, federal, or state financial aid.
  • Students can generally receive more than one institutional scholarship at a time, though some scholarships cannot be combined. Please see each individual scholarship pages for details.
  • Students may only receive one institutional grant at a time.
  • There is a limit to the amount of institutional scholarships and grants a student can receive. The maximum limit depends upon where a student lives (on campus vs. off campus) and how a student is billed for tuition (on campus, online, graduate, etc.). The cap is based on a percentage of a student’s tuition costs. Below are the maximum amounts…
    • Institutional aid is capped at 100% of tuition for students living on campus in SAGU housing.
    • Institutional aid is capped at 75% of tuition for Waxahachie on campus commuters and graduate students who live off campus.
    • Institutional aid is capped at 35% of tuition for undergraduate online Distance Education students.
    • Institutional aid is capped at 35% of tuition for American Indian College (AIC) on campus commuter students.
    • Institutional aid is NOT available for School of Ministry (SOM) students, Doctoral students, AIC Online students, and Early College Credit (Dual Credit) students.
  • Institutional aid cannot cover fees of any kind. This includes the general fee, deferred payment plan fee, health services fee, academic support fee, graduation fee, applied music fees, etc.
  • Institutional aid cannot cover the cost of textbooks at any time.
  • SAGU will not issue overpayment/refund checks to students receiving only scholarships and grants. In a case like this, institutional aid will be reduced as needed to make sure an overpayment/refund check is not issued from only institutional aid, donor scholarships, federal/state grants, or other outside scholarships.
  • If you have any questions about these policies, please email [email protected] for assistance. We are happy to answer your questions.
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