Tuition Rebate for Qualified Students

A qualified student is eligible to apply for a rebate of a portion of the undergraduate tuition the student has paid, in accordance with Section 54.0065 of the Texas Education Code. The 1997 Texas Legislature approved a tuition rebate plan for students receiving their first baccalaureate degree. To be eligible for this rebate a student must be a Texas resident who enrolled for the first time in an institution of higher education in the fall of 1997 or later. The student must have attempted all work at a Texas public institution of higher education and have been entitled to pay resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree. The student must not have attempted more than three hours in excess of the minimum required for the degree, including transfer credits and course credit earned exclusively by examination. Only the number of semester credit hours earned exclusively by examination in excess of nine semester credit hours is treated as hours attempted. The student must also graduate in a timely manner. Timely graduation is defined as four calendar years from the first semester of enrollment in college courses after high school graduation. Certain degree programs, including architecture and engineering, are permitted five calendar years.

Rebate Application forms are available through The One-Stop Service Center (OSC). Eligible students must apply for this rebate prior to the final day of their semester of graduation.