Border County Waiver
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|Provided by:||Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board|
|To provide a waiver of nonresident tuition to individuals who are residents of a county or parish of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico or Oklahoma that is adjacent to Texas to enroll in public institutions in Texas while paying a reduced tuition rate, based on the rate charged Texas students at similar institutions in their state|
|Students who are residents of neighboring states who are from counties or parishes bordering Texas (Louisiana, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico) and enroll in an eligible Texas institution where the program applies. Eligible Institutions Limited to public colleges and universities only. The college or university must have a reciprocal agreement with a similar institution in the student's home state, to allow Texas residents attending the other state's institution to pay a reduced tuition rate, also. In other words, it is based on reciprocity. Award Amount The tuition rate charged student's participating in this program is based on the rate similar institutions in the student's home state charge Texas residents to attend. Therefore, the program can be used only when the Texas institution has an agreement with a similar institution in the student's home state to allow Texas residents attending the other state's institution to pay a reduced tuition rate. Application Process The student must first confirm that the Texas institution has a current Reciprocal Agreement with a similar institution in the student's home state. The Registrar's Office of the Texas institution should be able to advise the student of the existence of such an agreement. The process for applying for a tuition waiver varies from college to college. Normally, the office of the registrar processes tuition waivers. However, waivers may also be processed by the admissions office and/or financial aid.|
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