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 scholarship awarded from a student’s high school.
Students meeting the eligibility requirements RARELY receive a tuition waiver. Out-of-state tuition waivers are extremely hard to obtain because the Cockrell School is allotted very few of them for undergraduates each year. If you were not offered a tuition waiver in your scholarship award letter from the Cockrell School, then we will NOT be able to offer you a waiver now or later. Our waivers are already promised to students on a multi-year basis as part of students' scholarship packages. There is no application process for waivers. We award waivers automatically to eligible students with the best academics. Recipients are notified in their scholarship award letter if they are selected to receive a waiver.
Out-of-state students can establish Texas residency a number of ways. Find detailed information on the university’s Establishing Texas Residency page.
Office Location: ESS 103
Engineering Scholarship Program
The University of Texas at Austin
301 E. Dean Keeton St. C2100
Austin, Texas 78712-2100