UT Austin is one of eight universities selected to participate in a new U.S. Department of Education program that will give nontraditional students 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 and enroll in courses, including coding boot camps and online courses, offered by nontraditional training providers in partnership with colleges and universities.
UT Austin is partnering with MakerSquare to offer a 13-week certificate program in web development. The university anticipates that seven courses will be held during the first year in 2017, serving between 120 and 200 students who will be able to receive financial aid if they meet eligibility requirements.
For more information about EQUIP and the Experimental Sites Initiative, visit: http://www.equipdoe.org/.