UTRGV increases Tuition Advantage to $95,000 to help ease time of economic hardship

RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – MARCH 23, 2020 – COVID-19 (coronavirus) has created an environment of unprecedented uncertainty for all of us.

But we at UTRGV believe earning your degree should never be an uncertainty – which is why we are formally announcing today a bold increase to our already-historic Tuition Advantage program.

Beginning Fall 2020, UTRGV will cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees for qualified students with a family income of $95,000 or less. This is a $20,000 increase from our current plan.

“UTRGV remains committed to Student Success and doing all we can to support our current and future Vaqueros,” said UTRGV President Guy Bailey. “Now more than ever, an education will ensure the future of our students. I truly hope this free tuition program — which is the best in the state — can serve as one less burden for our students and their families as we forge ahead.”

UTRGV Tuition Advantage is open to all in-state undergraduate students, including incoming freshmen and returning and transfer students, who meet the program’s requirements.

Overall, UTRGV estimates more than half of its undergraduate students will attend the university during the 2020-2021 academic year without paying tuition and mandatory fees.


Learn more via the UTRGV Tuition Advantage