Eligibility Requirements

A student may be eligible for the Texas $1,000 tuition rebate if they meet ALL of the eligibility requirements below:

  • They attempt no more than 3 hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours to complete their degree per catalog requirements.*
  • They are requesting a rebate for their first baccalaureate degree received from a Texas public university. Students completing graduate degrees are ineligible, with the exception of the combined BS/MS Accounting degree.
  • They are eligible to receive Texas resident tuition, without a waiver, during all semesters before completion of their first baccalaureate degree.
  • They enroll at a college or university for the first time in fall 1997 or later. If they enrolled at a college or university for the first time in fall 2005 or later, they must also graduate within 4 years of their first term of enrollment. This count begins with the first college course taken after high school graduation.

*Attempted hours include:

  • Earned hours
  • Unearned hours (non-passing grades)
  • Transfer hours
  • Credit earned by exam (first 9 are excluded)
  • Withdrawn courses
  • For-credit developmental courses
  • Vocational/Technical courses applied to your degree
  • Optional internship and cooperative courses
  • Repeated courses

*Attempted hours exclude:

  • Dual credit coursework earned before graduating high school.
  • The first 9 hours of course credit earned exclusively by examination.
  • Vocational/Technical courses not applied to your degree.

Apply for the Texas $1000 Tuition Rebate

  • Submit the Tuition Rebate form below.
  • Deadline: You must submit your application for the Texas Tuition Rebate before the term’s Last Day of the Term, as listed in the Academic Calendar, for the semester in which you will graduate. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that the form is received by the Office of the Registrar before this deadline. Submission of the online form will return a confirmation email as receipt.

Tuition Rebate Application Form

Timing for UNT Review

  • Review will complete around 60 business days after the last day of the term (see term academic calendar).
  • Reviews cannot be finalized until all degrees are posted. Degree Posting is complete around 25 business days after the last day of the term.
  • Fall term reviews may go beyond 60 business days due to the winter break immediately following fall degree conferral.

Other Important Information

  • By submitting a completed tuition rebate application, the student agrees that the University of North Texas will verify enrollment and credit hours attempted at all Texas public colleges/universities through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.
  • The amount of tuition to be rebated to a student under this program is $1,000, unless the total amount of undergraduate tuition paid by the student to the institution awarding the degree was less than $1,000, in which event the amount of tuition to be rebated is an amount equal to the amount of undergraduate tuition paid by the student to the institution.
  • Tuition rebates shall be reduced by the amount of any outstanding student loan, including an emergency loan, owed to or guaranteed by this state.

Frequently Asked Questions

I am completing a 5 year BS/MS Accounting degree. When do I apply? Am I eligible?

Students completing the 5 year BS/MS Accounting degree apply for the rebate in the final semester in which they will graduate with both the MS and BS degree. Eligibility is based on completion of both components within 5 years and 153 hours.

I completed 15 hours of advanced placement credit in high school. Will these 15 hours count against me?

Credit by Exam, such as language placement exams, International Baccalaureate credit, and Advanced Placement Credit will only count as hours earned if you complete more than 9 hours of the aforementioned credit.

Why are graduate students ineligible to receive the tuition rebate?
The state of Texas has approved the $1000 rebate program only for students completing a first baccalaureate degree.
I lived in Texas during my undergraduate degree but was informed I am ineligible due to my residency. Why?

Eligibility is based on being a Texas resident and paying Texas resident tuition without a waiver. Students may live in Texas but be dependents of parents or guardians who live outside of the state of Texas, and therefore pay non-resident tuition and fees. Students may also live in Texas and receive a tuition waiver that allows them to pay Texas resident tuition, however, these students will still be ineligible.

I am completing a teacher certification as part of my degree. Do those hours count against me?
Students completing teacher certification hours that place them above and beyond the minimum hours required to graduate will have hours required for certification subtracted from their total, up to a maximum of 30 hours, depending on the type of teacher certification.
Do courses required in a minor count against me?

If the major and minor can be completed within 3 hours of the minimum required hours to complete the degree (typically 120 hours), then the minor will substitute for required elective hours and not count against you. If the major and minor put you over the minimum required hours to complete the degree, you may be ineligible for the rebate.

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