There are several grants available to students who require financial aid that enable them to attend UTMB. These funds are available to students who meet specific eligibility requirements and who are making satisfactory progress in their professional school work. Students who have received acceptance for admission and have completed the financial aid process have automatically been considered as applicants for these programs. Parental information is required for certain grants as outlined in the Institutional Grant Process.


With the beginning of the 2014-2015 processing cycle, ENROLLMENT SERVICES has simplified the process for Institutional Grants. If students/parents used the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, or worked but were not required to File a tax return, additional documentation will NO longer need to be provided to Enrollment Services. Students will automatically be considered for Institutional Grants on a first/come-first/served basis.

  • Parent(s) Ineligible to use Data Retrieval: If your parents were not eligible to use the IRS data retrieval, go to and request that a tax return transcript be sent DIRECTLY TO YOUR PARENTS. Submit the tax return transcript that was mailed to your parents to Enrollment Services. Please ensure your name and Student ID are indicated on the tax transcript form. Photocopies of W-2s and/or tax returns cannot be accepted.
  • Parent(s) Unemployed: If your parents were not employed, submit a statement signed by your parents to Enrollment Services explaining how they supported themselves for the calendar year. Please ensure your name and Student ID are indicated on the statement.

Federal PELL Grant Program (PELL) (AH,N)
This is a federal program of entitlement basic to all other financial aid. All undergraduates who have never received a baccalaureate degree must apply for this grant in order to receive any other financial aid at UTMB. The program is based on a need-analysis formula that considers family income and assets, size of family, number of children attending postsecondary education, and other factors. Application for the grant is automatic when completing the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA. Students wishing to apply only for the Federal PELL Grant may do so.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) (AH,N)
This grant program is designed for students who have financial need as determined by the standards set by the Commissioner of Education. Eligibility requirements take into account family income, assets and the number of children in the family. The student must be an undergraduate who has never received a baccalaureate degree and must be enrolled at least half-time. All undergraduate applicants who complete both the UTMB Financial Aid Application and the Need Analysis Form will be considered for this program. Priority is given to students who are eligible for the Federal PELL Grant in accordance with the federal regulations.

Federal Work Study Program (FWS) (excludes Medicine 1)

This program is designed to provide part-time employment for students with financial need who wish to help pay a part of their educational expenses by working. Federal Work-Study is awarded by Enrollment Services, often in combination with other forms of financial aid, to help meet educational expenses. By attempting to place students in areas of work in which they are interested, the program helps to stimulate the development of a worthwhile experience of work for the student attending college. Students may request work-study consideration when submitting the UTMB Application for Financial Aid.  Students who participate in this program work an average of 10 hours per week. Enrollment Services will assist students in locating employment for the work-study award. Work-Study is available only on the Galveston campus.

Texas Public Education Grants (TPEG) (ALL)

This grant is awarded to qualified applicants on the basis of financial need. Recipients must be enrolled at least half time. They must also be citizens, nationals or permanent residents of the United States. They must submit the required applications and needs-analysis documentation, and they must continue to make satisfactory academic progress. This grant is awarded in conjunction with the institutional policy on grants and scholarships. Institutional grant and scholarship amounts will be determined on the basis of average budget cost.



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Second Floor, Room 2.210

Mailing address:
Office of Enrollment Services
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1305

Ph: (409) 772-1215
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