Out-of-State Military: If Family Intent is to Make Texas Home

Program Purpose

To provide a waiver of nonresident tuition to the spouse and/or dependent children of non-Texas members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service whose intent it is to make Texas his/her new home.

NOTE: This webpage is intended to provide basic information for the public by highlighting requirements that appear in the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC). When reviewing eligibility requirements this exemption program, you should always refer to the relevant statutes and rules. The information on this webpage is to be used solely as a resource and does not override the statute or rules for this exemption program. It is not intended as, and does not constitute, legal advice.

Eligibility Requirements

Individuals who are the spouse and dependent children of members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service from states other than Texas who are stationed outside of Texas who file with the Texas institution of higher education at which they plan to attend a letter of intent to establish residence in Texas.

Eligible Institutions

Limited to Texas public colleges and universities.

Award Amount

This program permits nonresident students to pay tuition and fees at the resident rate.

Application Process

The Office of the Registrar at each college normally processes waivers. If they do not process waivers, they should be able to refer you to the proper office on campus.

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