Non-resident students receiving competitive University scholarship(s) of at least $4,000 (for undergraduates) or $1000 (for graduate and professional students) may be entitled to pay the tuition of a Texas resident and have the non-resident tuition amount waived. A competitive scholarship must consider both Texas residents and non-residents in the awarding process, not giving preference to one or the other. Competitive scholarships must be awarded by a college, department, scholarship committee, or University representative officially recognized by the University.
The timing of the non-resident tuition waiver credit depends upon when the scholarship is awarded and student billing. All non-resident waivers are to be certified and approved no later than the 12th class day of the fall/spring terms and the 4th class day of the summer terms. The non-resident tuition waiver is considered a financial resource and will be reflected as part of the financial aid package.
There is no minimum GPA requirement to continue to receive the waiver in subsequent years (for multi-year scholarships). If the student maintains eligibility for the qualifying scholarship(s), the student will continue to receive the benefit of the waiver of non-resident tuition. If the student loses eligibility for the qualifying scholarship(s), the student will lose eligibility for the waiver as well and will be assessed non-resident tuition rates.
Competitive scholarships cannot be requested. Students must apply for and compete for scholarships that equally consider both Texas residents and non-residents. Scholarships created specifically for non-resident students do not qualify for non-resident tuition waivers.
For more information, visit our Non-resident Tuition Waiver page.