Resident Tuition Entitlement
Students who are not residents of Texas when they begin study are subject to nonresident tuition fees. There are, however, a number of circumstances in which students may qualify for resident tuition rates. Although the student remains classified as a nonresident, the difference between the nonresident and the resident tuition rate is waived. For full details, see the section on Residency Regulations in the General Information catalog.
Graduate students who enrolled under the 1999-2001 or a subsequent catalog and who accumulate more than ninety-nine doctoral semester credit hours may be charged the nonresident tuition rates irrespective of student residency status or any appointment, fellowship, or other circumstance that would normally entitle them to resident tuition rates. You may review the explanation of this rule on "doctoral hours" or contact the Graduate School (512-471-4511).
Graduate programs may check in the mainframe application *GSADM on the GS50 screen for the doctoral hours accumulated by individual students. Graduate advisers in doctoral programs should monitor their students' progress to ensure that students complete their degree requirements before becoming ineligible for resident tuition rates.
Resident Tuition Entitlement Eligibility (Revised June, 2003)
A graduate student who seeks a resident tuition entitlement by reason of employment in a qualifying job title or by reason of the employment of a spouse or parent who holds a specified teaching or professorial position must submit the request online at https://utdirect.utexas.edu/acct/fb/waivers/rte_request.WBX
The information provided on the request form will be audited. If the audit reveals that the employment does not qualify a student for the resident tuition entitlement, the additional nonresident tuition must be paid within ten days after the billing date. Nonpayment will result in cancellation of registration.
Qualification on the basis of employment of the student (Request for Resident Entitlement By Reason of Student's Own Employment)
(1) the student must work for a publicly supported Texas institution of higher education; (2) the student must be employed at least one-half time (twenty hours per week) on a regular monthly basis (not hourly); (3) the beginning employment date must be on or before the twelfth class day of a long semester or the fourth class day of a summer term and the ending employment date must be no earlier than the last official class day; and (4) the job must be related to the student's degree program.
Only students appointed to positions requiring student status will be eligible to be certified as satisfying the requirements for Resident Tuition Entitlement by Reason of Student's Own Employment. See memo on Appointment of Students.
Qualification for resident tuition on the basis of spouse or parent's employment (Spouse or Parent Employment)
(1) the spouse or parent must work for a publicly supported Texas institution of higher education in a specified teaching or professorial position; (2) the spouse or parent must be employed at least one-half time on a regular monthly basis (not hourly); and (3) the effective employment date must be on or before the twelfth class day of a long semester or the fourth class day of a summer term, and the ending employment date no earlier than the last official class day.
Qualification on the basis of a competitive scholarship
Nonresidents or international students may be eligible for a waiver of the nonresident portion of tuition if they have been awarded competitive academic scholarships of $1000 for the academic year or the summer session for which they were enrolled. They must have competed with other students, including Texas residents, for the academic scholarship and the scholarship must have been awarded by an officially recognized scholarship committee. The number of nonresident tuition exemptions allotted to each college was strictly limited by 1989 legislation. Award of a competitive academic scholarship does not automatically include such a waiver. (See Appendix A, Residency Regulations, "Competitive scholarship recipients," General Information.)