Out-of-State Tuition Waivers

To be eligible for an out-of-state tuition waiver, a student must receive an academically competitive scholarship or fellowship of $1,000 or more during an academic year.

This means that the scholarship must be awarded competitively, considering both in-state and out-of-state students equally. The award must come from Cockrell School or university resources, not an external source such as a student’s high school or home country.

Undergraduate students meeting the eligibility requirements RARELY receive a tuition waiver. Out-of-state tuition waivers are extremely difficult to obtain because the Cockrell School is allotted very few waivers for undergraduates each year. If you were not offered a tuition waiver in your award letter from the Cockrell School, then we will NOT be able to offer you a waiver now or later.  Our waivers are committed to students on a multi-year basis as part of scholarship packages. There is no application process for waivers.  We award waivers automatically to eligible students with the highest academics. Recipients are notified in their scholarship award letter if they are selected to receive a waiver. 

Graduate students meeting the eligibility requirements listed above may contact the graduate coordinator in their area.  The graduate coordinator can advise whether a student will be nominated by the department for one of the limited waivers available.  Receiving a qualifying fellowship does not automatically qualify graduate students for an out-of-state tuition exemption.

Additional information is available on the university’s Establishing Texas Residency page.


Contact Information

E-mail: scholarships@engr.utexas.edu
Phone: 512-475-6830
Office Location: EER 2.848

Mailing Address:
Engineering Scholarship Program
The University of Texas at Austin
2501 Speedway Stop C2108
Austin, Texas 78712-2108