New University plan will provide full tuition to some students. Now what?

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Full tuition and fees will now be provided to any UT student whose family income totals up to $65,000, starting in fall 2020. This means an estimated 8,600 undergraduate students will be impacted by this monumental change.

The reality of a college education for so many students on our campus means sacrifice. They work multiple jobs on top of managing coursework. They go into debt. They do whatever it takes to graduate, often at the cost of their own physical or mental health. And now, UT has become more affordable and accessible than ever. 

This will drastically change the lives of thousands of students and families. Are you one of them? We want to hear your story. 

The Daily Texan wants to hear how this new change will affect you and the impacts this new policy will create. Fill this form out below if you want to share your story. Nothing you write will be published without your permission. A reporter will contact you soon and follow up with how you’d like your story to be shared.

Over the past year, we’ve been working on sharing more stories on our first-generation and low-income students. Here are some of the stories we’ve shared in collaboration with other student journalists: Vero, Evelyn and Eveling.

To share these stories, we’ve partnered with student journalists from UT chapters of the National Association of Black Journalists, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Asian American Journalists Association and the National Lesbian Gay Journalists Association. If you’re a member of any of these organizations and would like to help us continue these efforts, fill out this contact form