Under Texas Education Code §54.0065, qualified students will receive up to a $1,000 tuition rebate upon graduation from Texas State. You must apply for the tuition rebate no sooner than the first day of the semester in which you graduate and no later than 60 days after graduation. If you do not graduate because you did not meet the graduation requirements, you will need to complete another form for the next semester in which you are eligible. To earn the rebate, it is particularly important to follow the advice and counsel of the academic advisers.
To be eligible for the rebate program, student must:
- Complete the tuition rebate application form and submit it to your academic adviser within 60 days of your graduation date.
- The first enrollment in any institution of higher education must be in the fall 1997 semester or later.
- The student must have received his/her baccalaureate degree from a Texas public university.
- The student must be a resident of Texas and entitled to pay resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree.
- If enrolled for the first time in fall 2005 or later, the student must graduate within four calendar years from the first semester enrolled for a four-year degree or within five calendar years for a five-year degree. Note that the four- or five-year time limit prescribed begins on the first day of the month for enrollment in the semesters described as follows: September for a fall semester, January for a spring semester, June for summer I, and August for summer II. For example, a student enrolling for the first time in fall 2006 for a four-year degree must complete that degree no later than September 1, 2010 to be eligible for the rebate.
- The student must attempt 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 he/she graduates. Hours attempted include transfer credits, course credit earned exclusively by examination (except that, for the purposes of this Rebate Program, only the number of semester credit hours earned exclusively by examination in excess of nine semester credit hours is treated as hours attempted), courses that are dropped after the official census date (twelfth class day for fall and spring semesters, fourth class day for summer sessions, including mini-session), for-credit developmental courses, optional internship and cooperative education courses, and repeated courses. For students concurrently earning a baccalaureate degree and a Texas teaching certificate, required teacher education courses shall not be counted to the extent that they are over and above the free electives allowed in the baccalaureate degree program. Courses dropped for any reasons that are determined by the institution to be totally beyond the control of the student shall not be counted.
Students must consult with their academic adviser to assure they meet all requirements to qualify for this program.
Tuition Rebate Application
Tuition Rebate Hardship Justification Form
If you have any questions about this program, please contact your academic adviser for more information. Please refer to the university policy, UPPS 03.01.13, for further review of the Tuition Rebate Program.
Please note: Rebates will first be applied to outstanding obligations owed to Texas State prior to funds being issued to the student.