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Texas State announces major transfer scholarship initiative for fall 2022

Staff Reports

SAN MARCOS – Texas State University has announced a new initiative that will make approximately $2.1 million in assured scholarships available beginning in fall 2022 to new incoming transfer students.

First-time transfer students with 30 earned credit hours and the required cumulative GPA will qualify for the two-year transfer assured scholarship. Transfer assured scholarships are awarded based on a student’s academic credentials.

The scholarships are guaranteed to all qualified residents and nonresidents (including international students) provided they are admitted to Texas State as a first-time incoming transfer and meet the scholarship qualifications prior to their first semester.

The new transfer scholarship has the potential to reach more than 1,700 new transfers for fall 2022.

“The new transfer scholarship will make the Texas State experience accessible to many deserving transfer students who have the ability, the drive and the desire to attend,” said Gene Bourgeois, provost and vice president for academic affairs. “If you’re a transfer student with 30 earned semester hours, there has never been a better time to consider Texas State University.”

Students transfer between colleges for many reasons. Some change majors and transfer to a school that better suits their new degree path. Others start at a two-year college before transferring to finish their degree at a four-year university. Thousands of Texas students transfer schools every year.

Being “transfer-friendly” is more than a catchphrase; it is an institutional commitment by Texas State to make the assimilation process responsive to new transfers. US News & World Report ranked Texas State as the No. 18 most popular destination in the U.S. for transfer students for fall 2020.

More than 3,100 new transfers enrolled at Texas State in fall 2021. Transfer students comprise approximately 36% of the university’s undergraduate enrollment, representing 900 different institutions from 47 states and U.S. territories.

The move supports Texas State’s commitment to the state’s TX60x30 Higher Education Plan, which aims to dramatically increase the number of Texans with higher education degrees or certificates while simultaneously reining in student debt.

Texas State has also received a $3 million grant from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to provide scholarships to support displaced Texas workers who need to reskill or upskill to get back into the workforce. The grant is available to Texas students who have previously attended higher education institutions but left college before earning a degree.

For more information, visit www.finaid.txstate.edu/.

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