Texas Border County Waiver

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Awarded By

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Award Amount

The tuition rate charged to students participating in this program is based on the rate similar institutions in the student's home state charge Texas residents to attend. Please note: Beginning in fall 2014, legislation will go into effect that adds a grade point average requirement for persons to receive continuation awards through the program. The student should contact his/her institution for more information.


The number of awards offered varies annually.

Additional Information

This program was established to provide a waiver of non-resident tuition to individuals who are residents of a county or parish of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico or Oklahoma that is adjacent to Texas to enroll in public institutions in Texas while paying a reduced tuition rate, based on the rate charged Texas students at similar institutions in their state. This program is limited to public colleges and universities only. The college or university must have a reciprocal agreement with a similar institution in the student's home state, to allow Texas residents attending the other state's institution to pay a reduced tuition rate, also.

Deadline Info

Program information is available on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) website by clicking on the "Waiver Programs" link. The student must first confirm that his/her Texas institut ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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