Thank You to All Who Contribute to a Longhorn Education
It takes an entire community to educate a Longhorn. And for that, we designated Nov. 7, 2012, as Thanks Day to give a Texas-sized “Thank you” to everyone who makes a Longhorn education possible.
For current students, tuition and fees only go so far. In fact, if UT Austin operated on tuition and fees alone, classes would end by mid-November – just 11 weeks into the school year.
Thankfully, UT doesn’t just run on tuition and fees, which account for only 25 percent of the overall budget. The majority – 75 percent – comes from our supporters, who range from our family and friends to the state of Texas.
Since so many people make a Longhorn education possible, we want to send a big shout-out to you – UT parents, alumni, donors, faculty, staff, taxpayers, state legislators, and everyone else – for playing a role in our students’ education at The University of Texas.
With support from so many sources, it really does take an entire community to educate a Longhorn.
Change Lives with Your Spare Change
If you’re looking for more incentives to help a fellow student, at this year’s Thanks Day event we will distribute coin canisters to students and groups who would like to compete to raise money for the Student Emergency Fund. Prizes will be awarded for:
So stuff it with coins. Stuff it with bills. Then bring it to our Spring into Giving event next semester on March 27 to see how much money we raised for the Student Emergency Fund. And, of course, to see who wins the prizes.