To provide a reduced tuition rate for individuals who are residents of states other than Texas who enroll in certain public universities in Texas.
Students who are residents of states other than Texas must enroll in a Texas public university located within 100 miles of the Texas border. The institution must have been approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to offer the lowered tuition rate.
New Requirements Fall, 2014
Senate Bill 1210 (83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session) adds a Grade Point Average requirement for persons to receive continuation awards through the program. This change goes into effect in fall, 2014. Contact your institution for more information.
The list of eligible institutions is being updated. In the meantime, please check with the registrar's office of the public university you plan to attend. They will be able to advise you of their eligibility.
Award amount varies by institution. Eligible students are allowed to pay a lowered non-resident tuition rate. The rate must be at least $30 more per hour more than the resident rate. Each institution sets its own rate.
The process for applying for a tuition waiver varies from college to college. Normally, the office of the registrar processes tuition waivers. The student must be able to provide the college or university with proof that he/she meets the program eligibility requirements.
Generally, student eligibility for a waiver must be established prior to or at the time of enrollment. Contact your college for additional information.
- To read more about this program check out:
Texas Education Code, §54.0601 and Coordinating Board Rule, Chapter 21, Subchapter B, Section 29 (Pertaining to Exceptions).
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