|(a) Authorizing Statute. The waiver program for scholarship
students is authorized through Texas Education Code, §54.213.
(b) Eligible Persons. A nonresident person who receives
a competitive scholarship from a Texas public institution of higher
education under the following conditions may receive a waiver under
the provisions of this section.
(1) The competitive scholarship must meet the following
(A) total at least $1,000 for the period of time covered
by the scholarship, not to exceed 12 months;
(B) be awarded by a scholarship committee authorized
in writing by the institution's administration to grant scholarships
that permit this waiver of nonresident tuition;
(C) be awarded according to criteria published in the
institution's paper or electronic catalog, available to the public
in advance of any application deadline;
(D) be awarded under circumstances that cause both
the funds and the selection process to be under the control of the
(E) permit awards to both resident and nonresident
(2) The waiver of nonresident tuition under this provision
shall only apply to the semester or semesters for which the enabling
scholarship is awarded.
(3) If the scholarship is terminated for any reason
prior to the end of the semester or semesters for which it was initially
awarded, the person shall pay nonresident tuition for any semester
following the termination of the scholarship.
(4) The total number of persons receiving a waiver
of nonresident tuition in a given semester under this provision shall
not exceed 5 percent of the total number of students enrolled in the
institution in the same semester in the prior year.
(c) Eligible Institutions. A waiver received under
this section only applies to tuition paid to the institution that
awarded the enabling scholarship unless the person is simultaneously
enrolled in two or more public institutions of higher education under
a program offered jointly by the institutions under a partnership
agreement, in which case the person is entitled to a waiver also at
the second institution.
(d) Adjusted Tuition Rate. An eligible person shall
pay the resident tuition rate.