Texas Senate Bill 18 Update

The 85th Legislature has pushed a bill through the committee phase that would eliminate “provisions requiring public institutions of higher education to set aside portions of designated tuition for student financial assistance.” Next stop is the Senate floor.

What does this mean?

Currently, universities are required to put a portion of tuition toward scholarships for needy students. This bill would end that requirement.

SB18 will disproportionately harm Hispanic & African-American students. Access to higher education should be expanded, not narrowed in Texas.

The full text of the bill is available here:



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