UTSA to announce free tuition program for Texans

Posted at 7:35 AM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 11:45:00-05

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The University of Texas at San Antonio will announce a new program that will provide a free college education for qualified Texans each year, according to KSAT.

The program, called UTSA Bold Promise, was announced during a press conference at 10 a.m. They said that starting Fall 2020, incoming freshmen from middle and low-income families can have their tuition and fee covers for eight fall/spring semesters in 4 years.

To qualify for the UTSA Bold Promise program, a student must:

  • Be a Texas resident
  • Be ranked in the top 25% of high school class
  • Be admitted as a freshman for Fall 2020 by Jan. 15
  • Have a family Adjusted Gross Income up to $50,500
  • Enroll as a first-time freshman within 16 months of high school graduation
  • Be enrolled in 12 credit hours or more each semester
  • Maintain a 2.5 grade point average at UTSA

This announcement follows UT-Austin's announcement in July that it will fully cover the tuition and fees of students whose families earn up to $65,000 in adjusted gross income a year starting in 2020.