Texas Border County Waiver

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Amount
Awarded

$3,460

Awarded
Awarded By:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Number of Awards & Eligibility: The number of awards offered varies annually.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must attend a public institution in Texas which has reciprocal agreement with a similar institution in the student's home state.
  3. Must be a resident of a county or parish in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, or Oklahoma that is adjacent to Texas.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  5. Must be a high school senior or current undergraduate or graduate student.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This program provides a waiver of nonresident tuition to individuals who are residents of a county or parish of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, or Oklahoma that is adjacent to Texas. Students must enroll in an eligible Texas institution.

Application requirements for the Texas Border County Waiver are:

  • Available from institution
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.

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 total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $3,460.

Contact: Jane Caldwell
Address: 1200 E. Anderson Lane P.O. Box 12788 Austin, Texas 78752

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