A non-resident student who holds a competitive academic scholarship of at least $1000 (or the amount required for eligibility by the Texas Education Code) for the academic year or summer for which the student is enrolled may be eligible 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 Texas A&M University college or departmental scholarship committee or university representative. An outside donor may be consulted for input by the college or departmental unit, however outside donor(s) may not make the final selection of the student recipient for a scholarship.

Students may receive this waiver at the discretion of the University and in compliance with the limit on the number of waivers allowed by the State of Texas. Non-resident distance education students who reside outside the state of Texas pay a teaching fee in lieu of tuition, and are not eligible for this or other non-resident tuition waivers.

Scholarships that qualify for Non-Resident Tuition Waivers follow this process:

  1. Department certifies that the scholarship qualifies for a non-resident waiver.
  2. Department awards competitive scholarship.
  3. Scholarships & Financial Aid verifies receiving proof of meeting Selective Service registration requirements or being exempt each academic year.
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid posts non-resident waiver as a resource to financial aid package.
  5. Scholarships & Financial Aid forwards student and scholarship information to Student Business Services.
  6. Student Business Services credits the non-resident waiver to the students billing account.

Timing of the non-resident waiver credit depends upon when the scholarship is awarded (i.e. becomes a part of the financial aid package). All non-resident waivers are to be certified and approved no later than the 12th class day of the fall/spring terms and the 4th class day of the summer terms.

To Receive and Maintain the Non-Resident Tuition Waiver:

  1. Student must provide the institution proof of meeting Selective Service registration requirements or being exempt each academic year.
  2. Incoming freshman, transfer and graduate/ professional students: admittance to Texas A&M University.
  3. Current undergraduate students: minimum 2.75 overall grade point average.
  4. First time graduate/professional students after their first semester must maintain a 2.50 overall grade point average in order to receive the non-resident tuition waiver for the following semester. After their second semester is completed the student must maintain a 3.0 overall grade point average.
  5. Current graduate/professional students: minimum 3.0 overall grade point average on all TAMU course work that applies to current program.

    Grade point averages will be reviewed after each semester. 

For more information or to examine the university rule regarding this, please go to Non-Resident Tuition Exemption for Competitive Scholarships.

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