This article appeared in the Fall 2019 edition of The Classroom Teacher

The University of Texas System Board of Regents voted to offer full tuition assistance to all UT Austin students whose family income is less than $65,000, raising the current threshold of $30,000. Partial assistance will be available for students with income less than $125,000. The program expands with the fall 2020 semester. 

Beginning in fall 2020, the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley will expand its free tuition program to include students with household income of less than $75,000. Currently, the program applies to students with income less than $55,000. University officials expect the UTRGV Tuition Advantage program to alleviate tuition costs for more than half of undergraduate students.

Texas A&M’s financial aid program covers tuition costs for students whose families have an adjusted gross income of $60,000 or less. Last year, the A&M University System’s board set aside $30 million to offer one-time grants to students from families that earn between $40,000 and $100,000 a year.