A&M-Texarkana forms new Academic Partnership with The City of Texarkana, Arkansas

Apr 05, 2024
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Photo: Texarkana Arkansas City Manager Robert Thompson (left) and A&M-Texarkana President Dr. Ross Alexander (right) sign a partnership agreement allowing full-time Texarkana Arkansas city employees to take courses at the university at a discounted rate.

A&M-Texarkana forms new Academic Partnership with The City of Texarkana, Arkansas

TEXARKANA, Texas – Texas A&M University-Texarkana has announced a new partnership with the City of Texarkana, Arkansas that will allow city employees to receive discounted tuition towards classes at the university. The partnership benefit includes a tuition discount for full-time employees and is applicable to both degree and non-degree seeking programs. The partnership was finalized with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on April 5th at the Texarkana, Arkansas City Hall.

The tuition discount is applicable to programs of all academic levels, including baccalaureate, graduate, certificate, and micro-credential. Classes are available in face-to-face, online, and hybrid formats and there is no fee needed to apply. In addition to the tuition discount, any eligible employee who is a new student at the university enrolling in at least 6 credit hours of undergraduate or graduate coursework is eligible to receive the First Flight Scholarship, which allows them to take their first class free of charge.

It is our privilege to announce our new academic partnership with the City of Texarkana, Arkansas,” said Texas A&M University-Texarkana President Ross Alexander. “Their employees work tirelessly to make our community a better place to live, work, and play. We are honored to help them work towards achieving their academic goals and advancing their careers.”

“The City of Texarkana, Arkansas is excited to join Texas A&M University-Texarkana in providing our employees with opportunities to pursue further education at a reduced cost,” said City Finance Director TyRonda Henderson. “The city is committed to helping our employees reach their personal and career goals, which will in turn be of great benefit to our community. We appreciate Texas A&M University-Texarkana for developing this program and look forward to bright futures for the University and our City.”

The partnership goes into effect immediately, with the tuition discount available for the summer 2024 sessions that begin on June 3rd. Employees wishing to take advantage of the new partnership must meet the admissions standards of the program to which they apply and must remain in good academic standing. For additional information about this and additional academic partnerships please visit the university website at

Contact Information:

Texas A&M University - Texarkana
7101 University Avenue | Texarkana, TX.
Phone : (903) 223-3000 | Fax: 223-3104
John Bunch
Communications Manager
University Center 427A
(903) 334-6628