Is lack of money keeping you from finishing college?

Come back and we will help you fund your tuition!

Temple College has received a $750,000 grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to cover tuition and fees for adults who started college but dropped out before earning a degree or certificate.

The money also can be awarded to graduates who could benefit from additional training, such as vocational nurses who would like to earn an associate degree so they can become registered nurses.

Eligible students can receive between $500 to $2,500 per semester, which can include up to $500 for supplemental expenses. The grant money is only available through fall 2022, so enroll now!

This program is available to Texas residents who meet the following criteria:

  • Have attended college at some point in the past but who have not been enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution in the previous academic semester or previous six months.
  • Enroll in an eligible undergraduate program or short-term workforce credential program on either a full-time or part-time basis.
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For help, watch this video.
  • Have been impacted by COVID-19 in some way.

The Three Steps to Complete Your FASFA

  1. Complete your Interest Form
  2. File your FAFSA application
    • 2021-2022 FAFSA for spring & summer 2022 eligibility.
    • 2022-2023 FAFSA for fall 2022 eligibility.
  3. Reapply for admissions at Temple College

Contact Info

reskillinggrant@templejc.edu

Please complete the interest form to see if you qualify for the reskilling grant.

Interest Form

Additional Assistance for Returning Students

  • CARES Act Grant
    Students who enroll in Spring 2022 classes will be eligible to receive up to $1,500 in emergency aid grants. The first round of grant distributions will occur on February 18, 2022. Eligible students will also have the option to apply their grant to their Spring 2022 tuition and fees to reduce their bill due at the time of registration.
    • CARES Act Grant Disbursement Opt-In
      Students have the option to have their funds applied to their College account balance for Spring 2022 term. If you wish to have your grant applied to your account balance, please select “Opt-In: Apply my grant to my College account balance.” Alternatively, you may submit this form without checking the box if you do not wish to have your grant applied to your account balance.
  • Financial Assistance
    This grant is for students interested in returning to college after being out for a semester or more. Eligible adults may receive up to $2,500 per semester, which can include up to $500 for supplemental expenses. The grant can be applied toward both degree programs and short-term certificate programs.
  • Perkins Grant
    Temple College receives funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from the Carl D. Perkins Act known as the Perkins Basic Grant. A portion of these funds are set aside to assist students in Temple College Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs with childcare, textbooks, specific CTE equipment, or travel reimbursement.


Thanks to another grant from the Trellis Foundation, Temple College can also help returning adult students who would like to be paired with a faculty mentor for additional support. These mentors are available to support adult returning students and direct them to Temple College resources to make sure they are successful. Mentors are available to Texas residents who meet the following criteria:

  • Have attended college at some point in the past but who have not been enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution in the previous academic semester or previous six months.
  • Enroll in an eligible undergraduate program or short-term workforce credential program on either a full-time or part-time basis.
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

If you meet these criteria, please write circleofsupport@templejc.edu to apply.