Texas Tuition Rebate Program

Section 54.0065 of the Texas Education Code provides that some students may earn a rebate up to $1,000 if they meet the following:

  1. They have enrolled for the first time in an institution of higher education in the fall 1997 semester or later;
  2. They are requesting a rebate for work related to a first baccalaureate (bachelor's) degree received from a Texas public university (not a community college degree);
  3. They have been a resident of Texas, 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
  4. They have attempted no more than three hours in excess of the minimum number of semester hours required to complete the degree under the catalog under which they were graduated. Hours attempted include transfer credits, 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.


Updated March 20, 2015


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