|July 15, 2020
Dear Horned Frog Families,
As we prepare for the fall semester, I want to assure you that your student will receive an excellent University experience in a personal and connected manner whether they are in-person or online. There is no doubt that our academic experience remains among the best in the country.
Even still, we are aware that COVID-19 has upended almost every aspect of our lives. These difficult times and unusual circumstances have led many families to seek tuition relief. Yesterday, after extensive conversations, Texas Christian University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved $50 million in additional financial aid assistance for the fall semester for students whose courses have been designated online by the University and up to $15 million for students who qualify for need-based aid. Award amounts will be reflected on tuition bills next week.
We are aiming to deliver a quality University experience for our families and students no matter what. The academic experience will be delivered by outstanding faculty who are leaders in their fields. Faculty have spent a tremendous amount of time preparing to teach this fall, redesigning courses and learning fresh teaching methodologies. New technology is being installed in classrooms to enhance your student’s academic experience, regardless of location, and we remain focused on keeping our campus as healthy and safe as possible. In addition, our student experience has been reimagined with new virtual and small group activities and updated traditions.
In a world undergoing rapid change, our one constant remains – to provide the best possible University experience for our students. Because we know that by so doing, our students will lead on and become a force for the greater good.
Victor J. Boschini, Jr.
P.S. In case you missed them, please watch these excellent video messages from our Vice Chancellors on the student and academic experiences.