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  • Financial Assistance
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Housing Expenses
  • Residency

  • Residency Determination Information

    1.- Introduction
    2.- Minors and Dependents
    3.- Residence of Independent
         Individuals 18 Years of
         Age or Older

    4.- Reclassification
    5.- International Students
    6.- Exceptions
    7.- Economic Development
         and Diversification Employees

    8.- Military Personnel, Veterans, and Commissioned
         Officers of the Public Health Service

    9.- Teachers, Proffesors, and their Dependents
    10.- Teaching or Research Assistants
    11.- Scholarship Stipend Recipients
    12.- Academic Common Market
    13.- Mexican Citizens
    14.- New Mexico Residents
    15.- Student Responsibilities
    16.- Penalties

    8.- Military Personnel, Veterans, and Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service

    Persons in military service and commissioned Public Health Service Officers are presumed to maintain during their entire period of active service the same legal residence that was in effect at the time of entering the service. Persons stationed in a state for military or Public Health Service are presumed not to establish a legal residence in the state because their presence is not voluntary but under military or Public Health Service orders.

    Eligibility for Waiver of Non-Resident Tuition

    To be entitled to pay resident tuition, military and Public Health Service personnel shall submit, prior to the time of each enrollment, a statement from their commanding officer or personnel officer certifying that they are then assigned to duty in Texas and that same will be in effect at the time of such enrollment in a public institution of higher education.

    Change of Domicile

    It is possible for members of the military service of Public Health Service to abandon the domicile of original entry into the service and to select another, but there must be clear and unequivocal proof of such intent. Evidence which will be considered in determining this requisite intent includes, but is not limited to, a substantial investment in a residence and claiming it as a homestead, registration to vote and voting in local election, registration of an automobile in Texas and payment of personal property taxes thereon, obtaining a Texas driver's license, maintaining checking accounts, savings accounts, and safety deposit boxes in Texas banks, existence of wills or other legal documents indicating residence in Texas, change of permanent address with the military or Public Health Service and designation of Texas as the place of legal residence for income tax purposes on military or Public Health Service personnel records, business transactions or activities not normally engaged in by military or Public Health Service personnel, and membership in professional or other state organizations. Purchase of property during terminal years of military or Public Health Service preceding retirement and a terminal duty assignment in Texas in which an individual has engaged in personal, business, and/or professional activities indicative of their intent to remain in the state will be given more consideration than most other evidence presented.

    Students Enrolled in ROTC Programs

    A non-resident student who is a member of an ROTC unit will be required to pay non-resident tuition rates until such time as the student has signed a contract which cannot be terminated by the student and which obligates the student to serve a period of active military duty.

    NATO Forces Stationed in Texas: Nonresident aliens stationed in Texas in keeping with the agreement between the parties to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) regarding the status of their forces, their spouses, and dependent children are eligible to pay the same tuition rate as Texas residents.


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