Texas Colleges that Offer Free Tuition

  • Note: To be eligible for free tuition at these schools, students must apply by the deadline, be admitted, and turn in all financial aid forms, including the FAFSA, by March or before. 

    Houston Community College: Opportunity 14
    Free tuition for eligible students. Apply early for consideration: money is first come, first serve. 

    Lamar University: Lamar Promise Program
    Free tuition and fees for students whose families earn $25,000 or less.

    Midwestern State University: Mustang Guarantee
    Free tuition for students whose families earn $65,000 or less.

    Rice University
    Free tuition for students whose families earn $130,000 or less. 

    Sam Houston State University: Bearkat Promise
    Free tuition for students whose families earn $40,000 or less.

    Stephen F. Austin: Purple Promise Program
    Free tuition and fees for students whose families earn $30,000 or less.

    Tarleton State University: Texas Tuition Guarantee
    Free tuition for students whose families earn $30,000 or less. 

    Texas A&M: Aggie Assurance Program
    Free tuition and fees for students whose families earn $60,000 or less. 

    Texas State: Bobcat Promise
    Free tuition and fees for students whose families earn $50,000 or less.

    Texas Tech: Red Raider Guarantee
    Free tuition and fees for students whose families earn $65,000 or less. 

    University of Houston: Cougar Promise
    Free tuition for students whose families earn $65,000 or less.

    University of North Texas: Emerald Eagles Scholars
    Free tuition and fees for students whose families earn $40,000 or less.

    University of Texas Rio Grande Valley: Tuition Advantage
    Free tuition for students whose families earn $95,000 or less.

    University of Texas at Dallas
    Free tuition for students whose families earn $25,000 or less per year.

    University of Texas at San Antonio
    Free tuition for students whose families earn $50,500 or less.

    University of Texas at Austin
    Free tuition for students who families earn $65,000 or less.

Colleges with a 'No Loans' Policy

  • Note: "No loans policy" means that the college gives low-income students financial aid packages with all grants and no loans. This means you won't EVER have to pay a cent for tuition!

    • Princeton University
    • Davidson College
    • Amherst College
    • Harvard University
    • Pomona College
    • Swarthmore College
    • Haverford College
    • University of Pennsylvania
    • Yale University
    • Bowdoin College
    • Stanford University
    • Wellesley College
    • Columbia University
    • Claremont McKenna College
    • Vanderbilt University
    • Rice University