The University of Texas at Austin is one of eight universities selected to participate with private sector partners in a new, experimental U.S. Department of Education program that will allow nontraditional students to have access to $17 million in financial aid.

The Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships (EQUIP) program will allow students, particularly low-income students, to access federal student aid to enroll in courses, including coding boot camps and online courses, offered by nontraditional training providers in partnership with colleges and universities.

Through the TEXAS Extended Campus and the Center for Lifelong Engineering Education, UT Austin...

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