Free Tuition for Some UT Tyler Students

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The University of Texas at Tyler plans to waive tuition for students whose families make less than 25-thousand dollars annually.

The program will begin in the fall 2007 semester.

Recipients must be first-time freshmen, Texas residents, meet UT-Tyler admission requirements, complete all required financial aid documents and enroll in a minimum course load of 12 hours per semester.

They must also complete at least 30 credit hours each academic year with a cumulative grade point average of two-point-oh or higher.

UT-Tyler President Rod Mabry says goal of the "Pathway to Success" program is to open the door for students who've been lost in the system.

The University of Texas at San Antonio announced a similar program last week.