UT-Austin will provide free tuition to undergrad students with family incomes below $65,000 starting in 2020

BY SHANNON NAJMABADI Seeking to make college more affordable, the University of Texas will use some of its oil money to dramatically expand the financial aid it offers to low- and middle-income undergraduates on its flagship Austin campus. The system’s governing board approved a special $160 million distribution from its endowment Tuesday, which school officials expect […]

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Getting through to your elected reps can be hard. These tips can help.

If you’ve ever tried to contact your representative’s office and gotten no response, you’re not alone. Many citizens find themselves in these situations as they request feedback or position statements on specific issues of importance. From emails to calls, legislators and their staffs can give concerned citizens the runaround.  Since the 86th legislative session recently […]

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