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UT System ‘Promise’ helps undergraduate students at UT institutions pay for college

As part of its commitment to ensure that all Texans can afford a higher education, the UT System Board of Regents in February 2022 approved the creation of a $300 million endowment.

Called “Promise Plus,” the endowment will help thousands of undergraduate students earn a UT degree at no cost. As the endowment grows, more students will benefit year after year.

Funding from the Promise Plus endowment will be distributed to students at seven UT institutions: UT Arlington, UT Dallas, UT El Paso, UT Permian Basin, UT Rio Grande Valley, UT San Antonio and UT Tyler.

Distributions from the Promise Plus endowment will supplement funding students already receive through campus tuition assistance programs and federal and state aid.

“We are committed to increasing the affordability of a college education for more Texans by lowering the out-of-pocket cost of a UT degree for qualified students. This is an investment in our students, in public higher education and the state of Texas.”
-- Board Chairman Kevin P. Eltife

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7 institution and funding details

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UT Arlington will receive $2.3M in the first year, making it possible for 4,000 students to have their entire tuition covered.

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UT Dallas will receive $1.5M in the first year, making it possible for an additional 176 students to have their entire tuition covered

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UTEP will receive $2.5M in the first year, making it possible for an additional 450 students to have their entire tuition covered.

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UTPB will receive $1M in the first year, making it possible for 700 more students to have their entire tuition covered.

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UTRGV will receive $3.75M in the first year, making it possible for an additional 400 students to have their entire tuition covered.

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UTSA will receive $3M in the first year, making it possible for hundreds more students to have their entire tuition covered.

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UT Tyler will receive $1M in the first year, making it possible for an additional 200 students to have their entire tuition covered.

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