Certain undergraduate students who meet all of the state mandated requirements may be entitled to a tuition rebate, up to $1,000, upon completion of their first baccalaureate degree.
A student may apply for the tuition rebate by submitting a completed Tuition Rebate form to the Records and Admissions Office PRIOR to the application deadline as published in the academic calendar. Students will not be able to apply for the tuition rebate until a graduation application has been submitted.
- First college course after high school graduation must be taken in fall 1997 or later;
- Student must have been a Texas resident at all times while pursuing the degree;
- Student must have been entitled to pay in-state tuition at all times while pursuing the degree; and
- Student must not have graduated yet.
Key eligibility requirements:
A student may qualify for the tuition rebate (up to $1000) if:
- for a student who enrolled after high school graduation at a college or university for the first time in fall 1997 or later, s/he has attempted no more than three semester credit hours in excess of the minimum number of hours required for their degree. For example, a student who completes a bachelor's degree that requires 120 credit hours with no more than 123 credit hours attempted might qualify for this rebate; and
- for a student who enrolled after high school graduation at a college or university for the first time in fall 2005 or later, s/he must also graduate in a timely manner to earn the tuition rebate. According to the most recent revision of the rebate program, a student who wants to receive the rebate must graduate within four calendar years for a four-year degree program or within five calendar years "if the degree is in architecture, engineering or any other program determined by the Board to require more than four years to complete." Currently the Board has not identified any other five-year degree programs.
Detailed information regarding requirements to qualify for the tuition rebate can be found at the College for All Texans website. The amount of tuition to be rebated to students under this program will be based on state guidelines.
If a student entitled to a rebate has an outstanding balance owed to the university or to student loans, the university shall apply the amount of the rebate to the balances owed. If the amount of the rebate exceeds the amount of the indebtedness, the university shall pay the student the excess amount. Additional information is available from the Records and Admissions Office.