Mexican Citizens with Financial Need-Border County Waiver

Program Purpose

To provide a waiver of nonresident tuition for students from Mexico with financial need to enroll in certain public institutions in Texas while paying the resident tuition rate.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Students who are citizens of Mexico, residing in Mexico;
  • Demonstrate financial need; and
  • Attend an eligible Texas institution.

Eligible Institutions

Limited to Texas public universities and counties bordering Mexico, including:

  • Sul Ross State University
  • Texas A&M University-Kingsville
  • Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Texas Southmost College
  • Texas State Technical College-Harlingen
  • the University of Texas at Brownsville
  • the University of Texas at El Paso, and
  • the University of Texas Pan American.

Application Process

The process for applying for a tuition waiver varies from college to college. Normally, the office of the registrar processes tuition waivers. However, waivers may also be processed by the admissions office and/or financial aid.

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