Out-of-State Tuition Waivers or Non-Resident Tuition Exemptions (NRTEs) allow non-resident students to pay tuition at in-state rates.  In order to be eligible for a waiver through CNS, students must be a recipient of a scholarship worth at least $1000 that has been administered and awarded by the University. Being a recipient of a scholarship does not guarantee a student of a waiver, it simply makes them eligible should they complete the proper waiver application and should the scholarship committee rank their application highly enough. We normally receive 30-40 waiver applications and usually only have between 5-7 waivers to award per year. It is a highly competitive award.

CNS waivers are awarded on a semester-to-semester basis (though the intention is to award them for an entire academic year). They are also non-renewable awards, which means students must apply for a waiver on a yearly basis. There is no guarantee that a student would receive a wavier from one year to the next. Out-of-state students should plan on paying out-of-state tuition for the entire four years at UT as waivers for undergraduates are extremely limited, not only through CNS but across campus as well.

Current CNS students interested in being considered for a waiver should submit the CNS Common Scholarship Application by the established deadline regardless of their scholarship status at that time.  Incoming freshmen and transfer students should contact Adrianne Chacon-Posey (scholarships@cns.utexas.edu) for information on how to apply, but must also submit an application by the established deadline regardless of their scholarship status at that time.  Late applications are not accepted.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Adrianne Chacon-Posey at scholarships@cns.utexas.edu.