Businesses


Business leaders and organizations across the state support this law because they know the strength of the Texas economy is based on an educated workforce.

Texas workers with a four-year degree can increase their earning potential by as much as 139 percent.

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A business or a business organization can show its support to preserve Texas’ current in-state tuition law by:

  • Signing a letter (link to letter) in support of Texas’ in-state tuition law
  • Sending a blast email communication in support of Texas’ in-state tuition law to the business or business organization’s network
  • Writing guest columns for newspapers on the benefits of the law
  • Reaching out to other businesses and business networks and asking them to sign on to the letter (link to letter) in support of Texas’ in-state tuition law
  • Sending a letter opposing the repeal of Texas’ in-state tuition law to lawmakers
  • Meeting with lawmakers about your support of Texas’ in-state tuition law and your opposition to any repeal or modification of the law
  • Testifying in committee in opposition to the repeal of Texas’ in-state tuition law
  • Formally registering your organization’s opposition to the repeal of Texas’ in-state tuition law during committee hearings (link to committee hearing dates)

Contact Your Legislator


You can also contact your representatives to make sure they know what their constituents think.

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Talking Points:

  • Maintaining a strong and educated workforce is essential to maintaining our state’s economic success.
  • Current Texas law – passed originall as HB 1403 - is a commonsense approach to ensure that young people who have grown up in Texas can access the education that Texas businesses need.
  • This law has made it possible for thousands of young Texans to complete their education and further contribute to the economy.
  • This law also provides an obvious return on investment to our state. Given Texas’ investment per year to educate students in public schools, not allowing students educated in Texas to complete a higher education would reduce their ability to be more productive, earn more and contribute more in taxes.
  • We ask that you help preserve our economic standing and enable our state to produce more college graduates by upholding Texas’ current in-state tuition law.