Beginning in Fall 2020, low income freshman who are starting college at the University of Texas will be eligible for some incredible assistance!
Low income freshman will receive financial assistance.
For the next 10 years, every incoming freshman who qualifies for the Pell Grant will also have access to “personalized services.”
According to the information I’ve been able to find, these services may include:
- New laptop
- Financial aid coaching
- Textbook support
- Career planning
- Internship planning
- Financial literacy assistance
- Mental health counseling
- Child care
- Emergency financial assistance
Those with the most serious financial needs will also receive a $20,000 check. Financial need is determined by the “expected family contributions” to the Pell Grant. It appears that those who are expected to contribute less than $1,000 will be eligible.
In order to be eligible, you must also get the Pell Grant.
These benefits will only be eligible to incoming University of Texas freshmen who are low income. There is no application process for these benefits. The University and Foundation will identify eligible students at orientation based on their eligibility for the Pell Grant.
Who is funding the assistance for low income University of Texas freshmen?
This program is made possible by a $100 million gift from the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation. Michael Dell is a University of Texas student who started the famous computer company Dell Inc. in 1984.