Inadequate Financial Aid for Higher Education Puts Brakes on Opportunity
Don Baylor /(512) 320-0222 x 108
December 12, 2008
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Meaningful access to higher education is a cornerstone of economic opportunity. Higher educational attainment strengthens the workforce, increases earnings, and often leads to a better quality of lifeâ€"for individuals and the broader society. To remain competitive in the global marketplace, Texas must support students who are seeking higher education. This policy page discusses the underfunding of Texasâ€™ financial aid programs and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Boardâ€™s strategies to improve educational participation and success.