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Out of State Tuition Waiver

vaultipodvaultipod Posts: 67Registered User Junior Member
Has anyone recieved an out of state tuition waiver or do you know anything about them? I have heard that when applying to texas there is a scholarship section. I was wondering if one of these scholarships is in state tuition. I am going to apply and try but i was wondering if anyone could help me out. I have a 31 act and I am ranked 1/307 in my graduating class. I am also involved in many ECs and I am just wondering if I have chances of receiving in state tuition.
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  • openedskittlesopenedskittles Posts: 954Registered User Member
    I know a few people from out of state with 31+ ACT that didn't get it. It's a good score, but at a university like UT, which has more national merit scholars than anywhere but Harvard, you've got to be really special to stand out. UT is generally pretty good at rewarding class ranks of "1" (at least in-state) so that might be the factor for you, however, your class size is on the smallish side, so I can't say for sure.

    That said, I know people who were able to establish in-state status by their second year, so don't let the out-of-state tuition scare you away.
  • TXhornTXhorn Posts: 160Registered User Junior Member
    If you receive a scholarship for 1,000$+ a year, you get the waiver
  • MaineLonghornMaineLonghorn Posts: 15,891Super Moderator Senior Member
    ^^^ I believe they've tightened up on the number of waivers they'll give, though. I think engineering has only 6 or 7 a year! I was disappointed when I read that.
  • MidwestMom2Kids_MidwestMom2Kids_ Posts: 6,665Registered User Senior Member
    This thread tells how to get to the section of the Texas Administrative Code that addresses this topic

    http://talk.collegeconfidential.com/university-texas-austin/704650-state-tuition.html
  • sdeloach12sdeloach12 Posts: 1Registered User New Member
    Is that ALL colleges in South Carolina? What scholarship do you have to have?
  • soadquake981soadquake981 Posts: 1,574Registered User Senior Member
    They don't say this explicitly, but you essentially have to get a near-perfect (if not perfect) SAT/ACT score to get an out-of-state tuition waiver these days. Of course, it's still possible!
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