More Changes May Be Ahead for TEXAS Grants

The state’s primary need-based financial aid program for college students, TEXAS Grants, wasn’t immune from difficult cuts made in the 2011 legislative session. Now officials are looking ways to adjust to the decreased funding.

At an open forum today, the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board discussed the future of the program — which covers a student’s tuition and fees at most public institutions — and how it should change in light of the cuts. Many higher-ed administrators took part in the talk.

Texas Higher Education Commissioner Raymund Paredes said that it was incumbent to develop a plan to make the ...

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