Higher ed board to focus on poor students during next legislative session

January 7, 2019

As the new Texas legislative session approaches, officials with the Higher Education Coordinating Board are gearing up for funding requests they deem necessary for students across Texas.

But the concentration during this session will be more on economically disadvantaged students – the poor. In Texas public higher education, poor students make up more than half of total enrollment which means there is more need for tutoring, advising, emergency funding and financial aid.

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