The University of Texas at Austin is continuing its work to make a UT Austin education possible for Texans from middle- and low-income families. The University of Texas System Board of Regents announced on July 9, 2019, a significant expansion of the Texas Advance Commitment to increase tuition assistance for UT students and make the state’s flagship research university even more affordable.
Starting in 2020, Texas students with family adjusted gross incomes (AGI) up to $125,000 will be eligible for additional need-based aid to offset the costs of tuition. Tuition will be completely covered for families with AGI up to $65,000. This is an increase from the current levels of Texas Advance Commitment provided to students starting in 2018 and in 2019 to provide tuition support for families with AGI’s up to $100,000 and completely cover tuition for families with AGI up to $30,000.
To be eligible for the Texas Advance Commitment, a student must:
- Be a Texas resident
- Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) for the following academic year
- Have a family Adjusted Gross Income up to $125,000 in 2020 (or $100,000 in 2019)
- Have financial need as demonstrated on their FAFSA or TASFA
- Be a full-time UT Austin student. Prior to 2020, Texas Advance Commitment only covers first-time-in-college students.
There is no additional application for Texas Advance Commitment. Students must complete a FAFSA or TASFA to be considered and the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid will determine a student’s eligibility. Texas Advance Commitment funds are included on students’ Financial Aid Notification (FANs) if they are eligible to receive funding.
For more information, visit texasadvance.utexas.edu.