For first-generation college students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students of color, knowing that other students like them have been through the same challenges and come out successfully on the other side can make all the difference.

The Texas flagship university is seeing an increase in low-income enrollment at a time when many higher education experts are worried that the most vulnerable students are putting their educations on hold.

UT Austin to receive $100 million from Dell Foundation to fund nontuition expenses for Pell Grant recipients, as well as extra supports to get them to graduation day.