The Texas Legislature created the TEXAS (Towards EXcellence, Access and Success) Grant in 1999 to make higher education more accessible to students from low-income families. Since then, the financial aid program has helped more than 300,000 students pay for college. The grants go to students who are determined to have an estimated family contribution of $4,000 or less. In fiscal year 2011, 74,900 students received awards totaling $340.8 million. Over the next two years, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board estimates an additional 53,000 new high school graduates would be eligible for the award. The Texas Legislature has yet to finalize a budget for the coming two years, but the proposals under consideration would cut the grant program.
Check out the interactive below to see how much TEXAS Grants funding has been allocated to the state's 94 colleges and universities between 2006 and 2010. You can also see the number of students who have received the grant at each institution.
(Note: our data only dates back to 2006 because that's the year the state changed the funding rules for the grant.)