Good Neighbor Program (Students from Other Nations of the American/Western Hemisphere)

Program Purpose

The purpose of this program is to:

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

To qualify for this exemption, the applicant must:

If selected for the exemption, the recipient must:

Note: A recipient who does not meet the GPA requirement or excessive hour restriction may qualify for a hardship exception; contact your participating institution for more information.

Eligible Institutions

Texas public colleges and universities can choose to participate in the exemption program but are not required.

Award Amount

The award exempts an eligible person from the payment of tuition for 12 months beginning with the fall term or semester.

Application Process

Contact the Student Financial Aid Office or the International Student Affairs Office at your institution if you are interested in the program.

Additional Information