Attachment I

 

 

 

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

 

Waiver of Nonresident Tuition and Fees

for Recipients of a Texas State Competitive Scholarship of at Least $1,000

 

 

Texas State University-San Marcos statement of policy to govern the awarding of Academic Scholarships as authorized by Texas Education Code, Section 54.064 (a),

 

"A student who holds a competitive academic scholarship of at least $1,000 for the academic year or summer for which the student is enrolled and who is either a nonresident or a citizen of a country other than the United States of America is entitled to pay the fees and charges required of Texas residents without regard to the length of time the student has resided in Texas. The student must compete with other students, including Texas residents, for the scholarship and the scholarship must be awarded by a scholarship committee officially recognized by the administration and be approved by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, under criteria developed by the Board."

 

The University will award a competitive scholarship that qualifies the holder for waiver of the difference between the tuition charged to resident and nonresident students for the purpose of encouraging academic excellence in the academic program in which the student is enrolled.

 

Entering Freshman Scholarships

 

The award of a competitive scholarship of $1,000 or more for the academic year from a recognized institutional scholarship committee qualifies the student for exemption from paying out-of-state or foreign tuition rates while the scholarship is in effect. In addition, the student must meet the criteria for unconditional admission to the university and at least one of the following requirements:

 

1.   1000 composite on the SAT or 24 composite on the ACT.

 

2.   Graduate in the top twenty-five percent of their high school class.

 

3.   Possess a skill level above that of most students and demonstrate the potential for excellence in a given area of study (e.g., music, art, drama) as determined by a university committee.


Entering Transfer Undergraduate Scholarships

 

The award of a competitive scholarship of $1,000 or more for the academic year from a recognized institutional scholarship committee qualifies the student for exemption from paying out-of-state or foreign tuition rates while the scholarship is in effect. In addition, the student must meet the criteria for unconditional admission to the university and at least one of the following requirements:

 

1.   Minimum 3.0 grade point average on all transfer work.

 

2.   Possess a skill level above that of most students and demonstrate the potential for excellence in a given area of study (e.g., music, art, drama) as determined by a university committee.

 

Continuing Undergraduate Student Scholarship

 

The award of a competitive scholarship of $1,000 or more for the academic year from a recognized institutional scholarship committee qualifies the student for exemption from paying out-of-state or foreign tuition rates while the scholarship is in effect. In addition, the student must meet the criteria for unconditional admission to the university and at least one of the following requirements:

 

1.   Minimum 3.0 grade point average.

 

2.   Possess a skill level above that of most students and demonstrate the potential for excellence in a given area of study (e.g., music, art, drama) as determined by a university committee.

 

3.   An academic scholarship may, in unusual circumstances, be awarded to a student with less than a 3.0 Texas State grade point average if the student's grade point average for the last semester indicates that the student is currently progressing toward academic excellence.

 

Graduate Student Scholarship

 

The award of a competitive scholarship of $1,000 or more for the academic year from a recognized institutional scholarship committee qualifies the student for exemption from paying out-of-state or foreign tuition rates while the scholarship is in effect. In addition, the student must meet the criteria for unconditional admission to the university and at least one of the following requirements:

 

1.   The student must score above the sixtieth percentile on the required entrance examination (generally the GRE or GMAT), based on the most recently available national norms for the student's area of study.

 

2.   An entering graduate student must have a 3.0 grade point average on the last sixty credit hours of undergraduate degree work.

 

3.   A continuing graduate student must have a 3.0 Texas State grade point average on all previously completed graduate work.

 

4.   Possess a skill level above that of most students and demonstrate the potential for excellence in a given area of study (e.g., music, art, drama) as determined by a university committee.