TEG Thank You Project

The TEG (Tuition Equalization Grant) program allocates state grant to UIW students.  We are encouraging students to take a few minutes to write a letter, thank you card or email to let your state representatives know how meaningful TEG is and to thank them for supporting private education in Texas.

Last year, UIW was able to award 2,102 students with TEG funds that totaled $7,147,796. UIW is very grateful to receive this support from the state, so let’s be sure our state representatives know! 

Letters should be sent to Texas Senators and Representatives representing the student's home district. Below are links to help you identify your state official, or you can bring your notes to our office and we can help send them! 

We are posting photos and stories of students participating in this initiative! Please contact us at finaid@uiwtx.edu if you would like to be featured or have any questions! Help us encourage other students to participate! 

  • "TEG has been very beneficial to me and has made higher education more affordable." -Kristen Caballero (junior, communication arts)

  • "As a first generation college student, the TEG grant made it possible for me to attend UIW. Thank you for helping me in my educational future." -Gia Gutierrez (sophomore, communication arts)

  • "Because of TEG, each of us was able to attend UIW and graduate. Now working in the Office of Admissions, it allows us to work with new students who will also benefit from TEG in order to accomplish their goals of attending and graduating from UIW. We will forever be grateful for the funding that was provided by TEG because without it we might not be where we are today." Oscar Salazar – '14 B.A. Heather Rodriguez – '06 B.A., '11 M.A. Eric Martinez – '11 B.A.

A WORD From Students

“Because of TEG, I have less financial worries about reaching my career goal to be a debt-free physical therapist.”

Adriana Guerra (freshman, rehabilitative sciences)




 "I am thankful for TEG. I started at community college due to lack of funds. I was afraid to leave the nest when I arrived at UIW, but TEG has helped me in a way that means so much. GOD BLESS!"

Lekel Calloway (senior, community health)




“After high school I knew that in order to thrive I needed a small, communal, classroom environment where I interacted closely with my professors and the people around me, but I also knew that I could only receive that by attending a private university. How would I afford that? TEG made it possible for me to attend UIW."

Natalie Salazar (senior, government)



"Receiving the state grant makes it possible for me to work towards fulfilling my educational and professional goals of becoming a Physician’s Assistant. I am grateful for the opportunities it has given me at UIW."

Lindsay Clare (junior, rehabilitative sciences)



"As a single mother, the only way I was able to afford to go to school was through grant assistance. Receiving the Tuition Equalization Grant enabled me to graduate and take care of my family."
Kathie Gomez '00 B.A, '17 M.A