Freshman Aid Programs
To increase access to higher education, Texas State University offers the Bobcat Promise. This program guarantees free tuition and mandatory fees for 15 credit hours per semester (not to exceed one's demonstrated need) to new entering freshmen with a family adjusted gross income that does not exceed $50,000.
The Pathway Program is a unique co-enrollment partnership between Texas State University and Austin Community College (ACC). By participating in the Pathway program, you can take courses at Texas State each semester and at ACC Hays. If you are a Pathway participant, you can apply for financial aid. Your combined enrollment at both institutions will be used to determine your aid eligibility. The processing of your aid will be administered by the office of Financial Aid and Scholarships at Texas State University.