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What Others Are Saying

Articles from newspapers and other institutions.

7/15/2011
Way to go, Baylor Nation -- the university asked you to rise up once again, and you again came through. Thanks in part to the combined voices of Baylor alumni, administration, faculty, staff, students, families and friends, the Texas Equalization Grant (TEG) program has survived a very difficult budget process largely intact -- far better [...]
7/6/2011
Baylor University Ken Starr shared "welcome news for Baylor University students and for higher education in Texas," after learning that the budget enacted by the Texas legislature will include more than $9.6 million in support of the Texas Equalization Grant (TEG) program at Baylor.
5/23/2011
Texas' state universities and colleges would provide financial aid to 41,000 fewer students over the next two years under a proposed budget agreement, and key senators warned Monday that will narrow the path to upward mobility for minority and poor youths.
5/17/2011
Members of the Texas College Democrats gathered at the Capitol Monday to plead with lawmakers to pump more money into higher education funding.
5/4/2011
Tuition Equalization Grants might be on the chopping block as Texas makes cuts to its budget this year.
5/2/2011
We need to be wise in the cuts of the budget, but cutting the TEG will not save Texas and the taxpayers money. Instead, it will burden the state further. We need our state leaders to be wise and not make a hasty cut just for the sake of making a cut.
4/27/2011
Much is at stake for our students - those at Baylor today and those who will attend in the future - and I am calling upon you to rise up as a student body to encourage Texas lawmakers to protect the TEG. This program ensures that those who most need financial help get it.
4/20/2011
State legislators are taking blind hacks at small programs -- and in their path is the Texas Equalization Grant, an initiative that provides funds to first-generation and minority students for their college tuition.
4/21/2011
East Texas Baptist University sent nine students to participate in the Texas Tuition Equalization Grant Day (TEG) at the State Capitol in Austin on Wednesday, February 23, 2011. Students met with senators and representatives to personally thank them for their continued support to fund the TEG program.
4/20/2011
With Texas Equalization Grant funding in peril in the state Legislature, President Ken Starr called on the Baylor family last week to contact legislators in hopes of saving the program.
4/19/2011
The Texas Legislature faces hard choices. Budget cuts are inevitable. Within the range of possibilities is the Tuition Equalization Grant program that supports many financially challenged first-generation and minority students enrolling in one of the state's educational treasures -- its 40 private colleges and universities, many of which are faith-based.
4/19/2011
At the state level, legislators are considering cuts to the Texas Tuition Equalization Grant. Both of these financial aid programs are crucial to OLLU students. Many of you, our alumni, relied on these grant programs when you were students at OLLU.
4/19/2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr warns that private universities in Texas will be harmed if the Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) program is cut. Calling it an issue of vital importance, Starr is strongly encouraging alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university to show their support for the embattled program.
4/15/2011
Rice students went to the Texas State Capitol in Austin recently to advocate for Texas Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) funding. The grants provide aid to financially needy students so they can attend private, nonprofit colleges or universities in Texas.
4/14/2011
The Tuition Equalization Grant Program has made education at the state's 40 private and independent colleges and universities accessible for many Texas students.
4/14/2011
Baylor University President Ken Starr warns that private universities in Texas will be harmed if the Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) program is cut. Calling it an issue of vital importance, Starr is strongly encouraging alumni, students, parents, faculty, staff and friends of the university to show their support for the embattled program.
4/12/2011
The TEG is a smart educational investment that has already provided economic dividends and made a difference in the lives of hundreds of thousands of Texans. The Texas Legislature is considering a plan to cut TEG funding by half, potentially devastating a program that has served financially challenged Texas families for more than four decades.
4/12/2011
The possibility of severe Texas Equalization Grant cuts has caused leaders of colleges and universities across the state to speak out on behalf of the financial aid program. Today, President Ken Starr will send an email to members of the Baylor family, calling them to support the TEG program and contact their state legislators to express concerns about the proposed cuts to the program.
4/7/2011
The state Senate passed a measure Wednesday to raise the academic bar when awarding TEXAS grants, the state's need-based financial aid program.
3/30/2011
Tuition Equalization Grants also known as TEG, are facing possible cuts to the amount of tuition assistance for college students. McMurry University is fighting back by using the power of the pen.
3/25/2011
Texas will suffer if the Legislature slashes one of the most vital educational programs, the Tuition Equalization Grants.
3/23/2011
Although most schools, colleges and universities enjoyed spring break last week, the Texas Legislature remained active in session. Vice President for Legal Affairs Paul Ward and I spent March 15 visiting with legislative leaders and members who are SMU alumni. Our major concerns are the proposed cuts (up to 40 percent) in Texas Equalization Grant (TEG) funds and another proposal that would allow concealed handguns to be brought on campus. With half of the legislative session remaining, there has been some significant progress on both of these concerns.
3/16/2011
Texas will suffer if the Legislature slashes one of the most important educational programs, the Tuition Equalization Grants.
3/16/2011
Substantial reductions can be made by eliminating administrative overhead at the TEA such as the Higher Education Coordinating Board and freezing pay. Also cuts should be made so that the most efficient institutions and programs such as our community colleges and the Texas Tuition Equalization Grant are preserved or at least only cut proportionately.
3/15/2011
Tuition grants provide cost-effective school aid
3/11/2011
Proposed cuts in the Texas Tuition Equalization Grant program could have a major impact on Texas Baptist universities and many of their students, administrators at several schools noted.
3/9/2011
The Texas budget shortfall has the potential to affect more than a thousand St. Edward's University students by cutting state financial aid for private universities.
3/9/2011
The cost of attending any local university is climbing, and some major cuts could make it even harder for students to get around rising tuition fees.
3/5/2011
We are two of the thousands of Texans who are earning college degrees with the help of the Tuition Equalization Grant program, or TEG. The program, which provides financial aid to students attending private Texas colleges and universities, is facing cuts of more than 40 percent in the Legislature's proposed budget for 2011-13.
2/24/2011
You are likely aware that the 82nd session of the Texas legislature is dealing with a budget crisis that has serious implications for education at all levels.
2/22/2011
Five students from Howard Payne University visited Austin on Tuesday, February 8, for Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) Student Advocacy Day at the Capitol. Several private universities in the West Texas region, including HPU, traveled to the state capital to encourage representatives and senators to continue support for TEG program.
2/18/2011
Rice expects to see a drop of approximately $1 million in financial aid funds from the Texas Equalization Grant Program for the academic year of 2011-2012. Last year, Rice received $2.6 million from the state annually to help support Texas resident students at private universities whose families' average income is less than $29,000. Out-of-state students who are National Merit Scholars can also get these grants.
2/17/2011
Finding money for college is no easy task, and for students receiving Tuition Equalization Grants, things could get harder.

State budget cuts to education could significantly reduce the amount of money set aside for TEG, but administrators are doing everything they can to keep as much money in the state-funded grant as possible.
2/9/2011
Five students from Howard Payne University visited Austin on Tuesday, February 8, for Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) Student Advocacy Day at the Capitol. Several private universities in the West Texas region, including HPU, traveled to the state capital to encourage representatives and senators to continue support for TEG program.
2/9/2011
Four Wayland Baptist University students joined their peers from sister private institutions from West Texas at the state capitol Tuesday to encourage support for a state grant program that helps offset the cost of private education substantially for students.
2/9/2011
The Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG) provides financial aide to students who are interested in attending private universities and therefore preserves the expansion of public institutions. Although college administrators prepare themselves for budget cuts every two years, the TEG could be cut by 41 percent, presenting major consequences. Fewer students will be able to attend private universities. As a result, public universities would not be equipped to hold the number of students coming in from private colleges.
2/9/2011
The state budget bill that has been introduced this legislative session calls for reducing TEG funding by 41%. TEG funding includes grants to low and middle income students who attend private colleges and universities. Cuts of that magnitude would have a devastating effect on thousands of Texas students (and the institutions they attend).
2/4/2011
Most people in Texas have probably never heard of the Texas Tuition Equalization Grant Program. But it plays a vital role in educating some of our best students -- and saving the state money.
1/29/2011
Tuition Equalization Grants are just a piece of the state's grant program, but Abilene is a stakeholder in the battle over TEG funding because it is home to three private universities. State Rep. Susan King, R-Abilene, said last week that her district is the only one of 150 in the Texas House that includes three private institutions.
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What you can do.

Ask your legislators to once again offer the promise of a college education to the next generation of young Texans. Significant TEG reductions appear imminent. Ensure your voice is heard...