Buff Promise

  • State: Texas
  • Coverage: Canyon
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 4 - year
  • Funding: last dollar
  • Year(s): 2008
  • Funding Source: public
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: more than four semesters

School(s): West Texas A&M University

West Texas A&M University has a long history of providing access to residents of the State of Texas, regardless of the economic means of their families. The University is committed to ensuring that students can afford to choose WTAMU.
West Texas A&M University has committed 100% of its available resources to cover fall and spring in-state tuition and fees for undergraduate Texas residents who have an annual family income of $40,000—the median income level for our region—or less. This commitment began in fall 2008 and is known as the “Buff Promise.” Buff Promise is designed to reassure academically talented students from low- and middle-income families in Texas who may not feel that a university education is possible. Buff Promise will expand upon an already robust aid program that awards more than $36 million in assistance. The above information is taken from the Program’s website.

Program Links

  • Address:
    WTAMU Box 60939
  • Canyon, TX 79016
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:

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