Massive Endowment at University of Texas Offers Little for Student Aid
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While the University of Texas system benefits from the state’s fracking boom — to the tune of a permanent endowment pushing $20 billion — the Texas Tribune’s investigation showed only a sliver of those dollars went to student financial aid.
- University of Texas System oil money is a gusher for its administration — and a trickle for students
- Audio: How the UT System spends portions of its $20 billion endowment
- Neena Satija, Higher Education Reporter, The Texas Tribune
- Matthew Watkins, Higher Education Reporter, The Texas Tribune
Comments from the Judges
“A hard-hitting, exceptionally well-produced investigative piece that hits hard and evidently produced results.”
“Great job weaving Texas oil history, background from University of Texas Regents’ meetings, budget and endowment analysis, and student views on college affordability into a cohesive narrative about hypocritical college spending.”
EWA is grateful to the College Board for its generous support of the 2017 National Awards for Education Reporting.