Tuition Rebates (for Undergraduate Students)
Senate Bill 1907, 75th Legislature, Texas Education Code Sec. 54.0065.
The state of Texas is providing financial incentives for students who complete their undergraduate degree attempting no more than three hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required for the degree. To be eligible for rebates under this program, students must meet the following conditions:
- They must have enrolled for the first time in an institution of higher education in the fall 1997 semester or later,
- They must be requesting a rebate for work related to a first baccalaureate degree received from a Texas public university,
- They must have been a resident of Texas, must have attempted all coursework at a Texas public institution of higher education, and have been entitled to pay resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree, and
- They must have attempted no more than three hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete the degree under the catalog under which they were graduated. Hours attempted include transfer credit, course credit earned exclusively by examination, courses that are dropped after the official census date, for-credit developmental courses, optional internship and cooperative education courses, and repeated courses. Courses dropped for reasons that are determined by the institution to be totally beyond the control of the student shall not be counted.
If a student chooses to complete the requirements for a teaching certificate, the minimum number of credit hours required for the degree, for purposes of the $1000 tuition rebate, will be the minimum number of credit hours in which it is possible to satisfy the requirements of both the baccalaureate degree and the teaching certificate.
- Responsibilities of Students:
- Students desiring to qualify for tuition rebates are responsible for complying with all university rules and regulations related to administration of the program.
- Students desiring to qualify for tuition rebates are solely responsible for enrolling only in courses that will qualify them for rebates.
A student who has transferred from another institution of higher education is responsible for providing to the institution awarding the degree the official transcripts from all institutions attended by the student.
- Students must apply for rebates prior to receiving their baccalaureate degree on forms provided by the institution and must keep the institution apprized of their addresses at least 60 days after their graduation date.
The rebate for eligible students is a maximum of $1,000. To apply for the rebate, please download the application form here>>> and submit it to your academic dean.
This page was last updated on: August 19, 2013