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University of Texas at San Antonio Announces Free College Initiative

The University of Texas at San Antonio has launched a major initiative that will cover the complete cost of attending college for students from low-income families.

Last week, the university announced UTSA Bold Promise initiative that would cover 100 percent of an undergraduate’s tuition and mandatory fee costs for eight consecutive semesters.

The initiative supported by $41 million in aid, plans to support nearly 4,100 newly admitted students in the fall of 2020.

“Every day, in everything we do, UTSA students, staff and faculty embrace the ideal that education is the great equalizer of our society,” said UTSA President Taylor Eighmy.

“UTSA was founded 50 years ago on the belief that San Antonians deserve access to high-quality education and opportunities. Today, with the launch of UTSA Bold Promise, we are reaffirming that commitment and creating a pathway for students from all across the state to pursue higher education and build prosperity for themselves and their families.”

In-state students from families with an income up to $50,500, and have graduated from high school within 16 months of their initial enrollment as first-time freshmen are eligible for the program.

They must also submit a FAFSA/TASFA application by the priority deadline of Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 and maintain a 2.5 grade point average to continue their eligibility.

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