Can’t Afford College? Wrong

Most people don’t have $25,000 lying around to fund a year of their college education, let alone four. Money can be a deterrent for students who come from low-income families, but luckily, there are several schools throughout Texas that will cover the costs for you. Here’s a list of them, compiled by yours truly.

  • Rice University. Rice has an acceptance rate of 14%, so you’ll have to work pretty hard to get here. Your work will pay off in graduation with debt-free! Rice covers all costs for students whose families make less than $80,000, and do it without loans. See more information here.
  • Texas A&M College Station: This school has a program called Aggie Assurance. It pledges to cover tuition for students with an income below $60,000. It doesn’t cover 100% of costs, but other expenses (books, room, etc) may be covered by additional aid. See information and requirements here.
  • Texas Tech University: Tech has a program called Red Raider Guarantee. It pays for 100% of tuition and mandatory fees for students with an income not exceeding $40,000. See more here.
  • University of Texas: Unlike the others, the Forty Acres program is merit-based. It’s a full-ride scholarship. Details here.
  • Angelo State University: The Blue and Gold Guarantee says any tuition and mandatory fees not covered by other aid will be covered if the student has an income below $40,000. The program does not include books, room and board, etc. More here.
  • Lamar University: The Lamar Promise Program covers tuition for students with an income below $25,000. It does not cover books, room and board, etc. Click.
  • Midwestern State University: The Mustang Guarantee covers tuition for students with an income below $50,000. Books, room and board, etc, are not included. Yeehaw.
  • Sam Houston State University: Free tuition covered by the Bearkat Promise for students with an income below $25,000.
  • Stephen F. Austin University: Free tuition and fees for students with an income below $25,000, thanks to the Purple Promise Program.
  • Tarleton State University: The Texas Tuition Guarantee pays for the tuition of students with incomes below $30,000.
  • Texas State: Tuition is covered for students with an income below $25,000 under the Bobcat Promise.
  • University of Houston: Tuition payed for students with an income below $45,000 under the Cougar Promise.
  • University of North Texas: The Emerald Eagles Scholars program offers free tuition for students with an income below $40,000.
  • UT Arlington: They use to have a program called the Maverick Promise, but the name is no longer in use. They still guarantee maximum financial aid to students with incomes below $65,000.

Diana Padilla

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