Tuition Reduction for Students Taking More than 15 Hours

Program Purpose

To increase the average semester credit hour course load of students enrolled at Texas public colleges or universities.

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

Students who:

  • Are enrolled in and making satisfactory progress toward completion of a degree program offered by a Texas public college or university, and
  • Enroll in at least 15 semester credit hours at the institution during the semester or term for which the reduction is offered.

Eligible Institutions

Available only for use at a Texas public college or university.

To access listings of Texas public colleges and universities, follow the links to Texas Public Institutions.

The governing board of the college determines whether the institution will offer such a reduction. The governing board is not required to offer a tuition reduction to all institutions of higher education under its governance or to all degree programs offered at an institution of higher education under its governance.

Award Amount

Possible reduced tuition.

Application Process

Contact the registrar's office at the Texas public college or university you are attending for more information.

Additional Information

  • To read more about this program check out:

    Texas Higher Education Code, 54.010

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