The 2014-2015 College of Natural Sciences Out-of-State Tuition Waiver application deadline has passed. We are no longer accepting applications.

Non-Resident Tuition Exemptions (commonly known as waivers) allow non-resident students to pay tuition at in-state rates. The regulations (as set by the Texas Legislature) governing these waivers state that in order to be eligible to apply for a tuition waiver, the student must be the holder of an academically competitive scholarship in which:

  1. He/she was in competition with other students in the State of Texas.
  2. The total award amount must be at least $1,000.
  3. The scholarship was administered and awarded by The University of Texas in an application process open both to residents and non-residents.
  4. The scholarship must be specifically designated to cover the semester for which the tuition waiver is requested.

Also, in order to be eligible to receive a waiver through the College of Natural Sciences, the applicant must be registered full-time and majoring in the College of Natural Sciences.

Recipients of scholarships and waivers available to current undergraduates are chosen by the College of Natural Sciences Undergraduate Scholarship Committee. There is one standard online application for both scholarships and waivers.  A complete application consists of the online portion and at least one (1) faculty letter of recommendation. All materials, including the letter of recommendation, must be received no later than the April 15th deadline. Late and incomplete applications will not be considered.

Students interested in being considered for a waiver should submit the CNS Common Scholarship Application by the April 15th deadline regardless of their current scholarship status.  Incoming freshmen and transfer students should contact Adrianne Chacon-Posey ( for information on how to apply.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Adrianne Chacon-Posey at