Students must remain eligible for the competitive scholarship to retain their eligibility for the waiver. Once eligibility for the competitive scholarship is lost, the student becomes automatically ineligible for the waiver. Students should refer to their scholarship agreement for information on their specific scholarship award.
Section 54.213 of the Texas Education Code provides for a competitive scholarship waiver of non-resident tuition for a non-resident or international student who receives a competitive university scholarship totaling at least $1,000.
A competitive scholarship waiver allows the qualifying student to pay the fees and charges required of Texas residents without regard to the length of time the student has resided in Texas. The student must have competed with other students, including Texas residents, for the scholarship and the scholarship must be awarded by a college, department, scholarship committee, or University representative officially recognized by the University.