UTRGV announces free tuition for qualifying students with $75,000 and under household income

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced Monday that it will be offering free tuition to certain students with annual household incomes of $75,000 and under, beginning for the 2020 academic year.

UTRGV President Guy Bailey made the announcement during a news conference inside the Edinburg campus’ Performing Arts Center lobby Monday morning, calling the new tuition program the “most expansive” in the state, and will be available to qualifying incoming, returning and transfer students.

The impact of which, Bailey said, is expected to lead to more than half of the university’s students paying no tuition by next year.

The university president added that the program will “completely cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for qualifying students who have an adjusted gross family income of $75,000 or less.”

For more information, visit utrgv.edu/tuitionadvantage.