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UTRGV Summer Liftoff | Up to $500 in Tuition Assistance & Mandatory Fees
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RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS – All eligible UTRGV students who enroll in at least six credit hours or more for Summer 2021 may receive up to $500 for tuition and mandatory fees, as part of the university’s Summer Liftoff program.


To be eligible for this incentive, students must enroll for classes by Monday, May 3, 2021. No application is required, as UTRGV will identify students who meet the enrollment and eligibility criteria.

Students who are eligible for Summer Liftoff will receive up to $500 applied toward tuition and mandatory fees, after current federal and state aid (like Federal Summer Pell Grant and Summer Boost), scholarships (like the Graduate Dean’s Scholarship) and other gift aid are applied.

Summer Liftoff is part of UTRGV’s ongoing efforts and commitment to helping students mitigate the challenges and disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, so they can continue with their education and move toward a career in their chosen field.  

Students eligible for the Summer Liftoff program include:

  • New and continuing undergraduate.
  • New and continuing graduate.
  • Transfer students.
  • Transient (non-UTRGV students).
  • International students.
  • Students in Accelerated Online Programs.

“UTRGV continues to assess the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on our students and their families. We have been developing plans to assist students in continuing their education and the Summer Liftoff program is a result of this ongoing assessment process,” said Griselda Castilla, associate vice president for Strategic Enrollment. “UTRGV is committed to helping our students address the changes and disruptions related to the pandemic, and financially assist them if they choose to continue their progress toward their degree.”


Last summer the university helped students by offering a Summer Relief Package, and offered all summer courses fully online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on the Summer Liftoff program, visit 


The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent University Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.

UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville (formerly The University of Texas at Brownsville campus), Edinburg (formerly The University of Texas-Pan American campus), Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.