Competitive Scholarship Waiver

Program Purpose

To allow a public institution to grant a waiver of nonresident tuition charges to individuals who receive scholarships totaling at least $1,000 awarded by their institution in competition open both to residents and to nonresidents.

Eligibility Requirements

Nonresident or foreign students receiving a competitive scholarships of at least $1,000 (or a combination of scholarships totaling at least $1,000). Students must have competed with other students, including Texas residents, for the award. The student may receive a waiver of nonresident tuition for the period of time covered by the scholarship, not to exceed 12 months. Waivers may be received in any year in which the student meets the competitive scholarship requirements.

Eligible Institutions

Limited to public institutions.

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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