Texas Reskilling Grant Program

The Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program is a $46.5 million fund established to provide essential emergency educational support to students who have been most significantly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and aid in the continuation of their education and economic recovery. Reskilling Grants support displaced Texas workers who need to reskill or upskill to get back into the workforce and Texas students who have previously stopped out of higher education institutions without completing a postsecondary credential. 

 The Texas Reskilling Support Fund Grant Program stems from the allocation of $175 million provided to the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board from the Governor’s Emergency Educational Relief (GEER) Fund. GEER dollars, in turn, originate from the U.S. Department of Education’s administration of the Education Stabilization Fund in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act of 2020. The CARES Act (HR 748/S 3548 of the 116th Congress) was signed into law on March 27, 2020.

The MSU Division of Enrollment Management received a grant for $112,500.00 from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as part of the Texas Reskilling initiative.

This one-time grant will be used to pay for Tuition and Fees not covered by gift aid.  To be eligible, students must:

  • Be a Texas Resident eligible for in-state tuition as determined by the institution;
  • Have filed a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA);
  • Have financial need and be eligible for federal Title IV aid;
  • Have affirmed they were affected by COVID-19;
  • Enroll in an eligible undergraduate program;
  • Have not been enrolled in an accredited postsecondary institution in the previous academic (long) semester or previous six months; AND
  • Be within twelve months of completing their credential program

Eligible programs include: 

 


Name of Credential Program
Credential Type (Certificate, AA, BA, etc.)
CIP Code
(4 digit)
Duration (Terms/Semesters)
SCH
Contact Hours
Accounting
BBA 52.03 8 120
Applied Arts & Sciences - Healthcare Administration concentration
BAAS 30.99 8 120
Applied Arts & Sciences - Human Resource Development concentration
BAAS 30.99 8 120
Applied Arts & Sciences - Human Services concentration
BAAS 30.99 8 120
Applied Arts & Sciences - Technology concentration
BAAS 30.99 8 120
Computer Science
BS 11.01 8 120
Criminal Justice
BS 43.01 8 120
Dental Hygiene
BS 51.06 8 123
Finance
BBA 52.08 8 120
Geosciences
BS 40.06 8 120
Mechanical Engineering
BSME 14.19 8 131
Nursing
BSN 51.38 8 121-128
Respiratory  Care
BSRC 51.09 8 120
Social Work
BSW 44.07 8 120
Teacher Education
BSE 13.12 8 120

 


Contact the MSU Financial Aid Office at  financial-aid@msutexas.edu   or call 940:397-4214 should have any questions or require additional information.