Tuition Rebates for Undergraduate Students
Senate Bill 1907, 75
th
Legislature, Texas Education Code Sec. 54.0065.
Revised February 2012
This program is to provide tuition rebates that will provide a financial incentive for students to
prepare for university studies while completing their high school work, avail themselves of
academic counseling, make early career decisions, and complete their baccalaureate studies with
as few courses outside the degree plan as possible. Minimizing the number of courses taken by
students results in financial savings to students, parents, and the state. To be eligible for a rebate
under this program, a student must:
Have enrolled for the first time in an institution of higher education in the fall 1997
semester or later;
Request a rebate for coursework related to a first baccalaureate degree received from a
general academic teaching institution;
Have been a resident of Texas as set forth under Chapter 21, Subchapter B, Section 21.730
of this title (relating to Determining Residence Status) and have been entitled to pay
resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree;
If enrolled for the first time in fall 2005 or later, graduate within four calendar years for a
four-year degree or within five calendar years for a five-year degree if the degree is in
architecture, engineering, or any other program determined by the Board to require more
than four years to complete; and
Have attempted 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 the student
graduated.
A. Hours attempted include:
1. transfer credit;
2. course credit earned exclusively by examination (except that, for the purposes of
this program, only the number of semester credit hours earned exclusively by
examination in excess of nine semester credit hours is treated as hours attempted);
3. courses dropped after the official census date;
4. optional internship and cooperative education courses; and
5. repeated courses.
B. Courses attempted shall not include:
1. course credit that is earned to satisfy requirements for a Reserve Officers’ Training
Corps (ROTC) program but that is not required to complete the degree program;
2. course credit, other than course credit earned exclusively by examination, that is
earned before graduating from high school; and
3. courses dropped for reasons that are determined by the institution to be totally
beyond the control of the student.
C. 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.
Responsibilities of Students:
Students desiring to qualify for tuition rebates are responsible for complying with all rules
and regulations related to administration of the program.
Students desiring to qualify for tuition rebates are solely responsible for enrolling only in
courses that will qualify them for rebates.
A student who has transferred from another public or independent institution of higher
education is responsible for providing to the institution awarding the degree official
transcripts from all institutions attended by the student.
Students must apply for rebates prior to receiving their baccalaureate degrees on forms
provided by the institution and must keep the institution apprized of their addresses at
least 60 days after their graduation date.
The rebate for eligible students is a maximum of $1,000. To apply for the rebate, please complete
the attached application form and submit it to your academic dean.
Tuition Rebates for Certain Undergraduates
Texas Education Code Sec. 54.0065.
This form is to be completed by an applicant wishing to receive the Tuition Rebate authorized by the
Texas Education Code Sec. 54.0065. The completed form is to be submitted to the applicant’s academic
dean prior to receiving their baccalaureate degree. The applicant is to keep the Business Office and
Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs apprised of his/her address for at least 60
days after their graduation date. The institution will provide the appropriate rebate within 60 days after
graduation or the institution will provide a statement explaining the reason the applicant is ineligible for
the rebate.
Name:
_______________________________ K Number _______________________
Address: ____________________________________________________________________________
(Local or Permanent)
Address after Graduation:
_______________________________________________________________
Home Phone _______________
Work Phone _______________
Date of Graduation:
_________________________
Degree: ___________________________________
Are you seeking teacher certification? For students concurrently earning a baccalaureate degree and a
Te
xas teaching certificate, required teacher education courses are not counted to the extent that they are
over and above the free electives allowed in the baccalaureate degree program.
Are you a resident of the state of Texas? Yes ____________ No
____________
Did you receive federal student loans at any time while attending college? _____. If yes, we will forward
your
tuition rebate to the lending institution you specify here for application to the total balance of your
loan(s). Please specify lender here:
(If you do not specify a lending institution, TAMU-Kingsville will apply your tuition rebate to the loan
with the highest interest rate. The Tuition Rebate will apply to loan balance and does not constitute a
monthly payment(s).)
____________________________ _____________________
Si
gnature Date
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To be completed by Academic Dean
Number of Hours Required for Degree: __________ Number of Hours Attempted: _________________
Number of Hours Completed: _______
___________
Date of Catalog Under Which Applicant is Graduating:
I
certify that _______________________________ is eligible for the tuition rebate as specified in
Te
xas Education Code Sec. 54.0065.
Academic Dean
____________________________________
_________________
Date
____________________________________
If eligible, FORWARD TO PROVOST AND VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS.
If ineligible, provide student with statement of reason(s) and copy of Dispute Resolution. (copy to Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs)
To be completed by Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
After certification by the academic dean, this application is to be submitted to the Office of the Provost
and Vice President for Academic Affairs for appropriate authorization before processing by the Business
Office.
__________________________________________________
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
__________________________________________________
Date
If eligible, FORWARD TO BUSINESS OFFICE.
If ineligible, provide student with statement of reason(s) and copy of Dispute Resolution.
To be completed by Business Office
Amount of Tuition Rebate:_______________ (Not to exceed $1,000 and must be paid within 60 days of
graduation date)
Amount of rebate sent to lending institution:_________ Amount of rebate sent to student:____________
Date rebate was mailed: __________
Bursar
_____________________________________________
Date _____________________________________________
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
A
student’s written request for an appeal must be received by Texas A&M-Kingsville’s Office of the
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs within 30 days following the date of commencement
exercises for the semester the degree was conferred or 30 days following the date in which an ineligible
decision was given. Appeals will be reviewed by the Tuition Rebate Committee, which is composed of
the Registrar, the Bursar, and the Dean of the related college. The Tuition Rebate Committee will review
the appeal within five working days after receipt of the request and will notify the student in writing of
the decision.
Decisions of the Tuition Rebate Committee may be appealed to the Provost and Vice President for
Academic Affairs.
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