If you have kids like I do, you're probably struggling with how to pay for the rising cost of college. Well, there's good news on that front.
Last week, Tech Chancellor Kent Hance announced a program that will provide free tuition and fees for families making less than $40,000 a year. That's right, free tuition for those who need it the most. It's called the Red Raider Guarantee and it's a first of its kind for Texas Tech. If this plan were in place last year, 500 students at tech would have benefited from it. Just think about how many didn't go to college last year because they could not afford it.
Now the obvious question is this, will giving out free tuition raise costs for all the other students? Only time will tell, but I am told Chancellor Hance is set to announce another plan to attack rising tuition for those who don't qualify for this program. I'll be interested to see that.
So consider this, obviously not everyone will qualify for the free tuition program, but the focus at Texas Tech seems to be getting more people educated, and that makes me feel better about the world my kids will live in.
I'm not big on handouts, but educating more children is a priority worth investing in. So I say way to go Texas Tech and Chancellor Hance! This program proves your looking ahead, taking steps to provide for the future of our children, and our Texas way of life.
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