Active duty military personnel (or their spouse or dependent children) assigned to duty in the state of Texas are subject to an exemption, which entitles them to pay Texas tuition rates. This also applies to Texas Reserve or National Guard units.
Students who entered the military from Texas and claim Texas as their legal state of residence may submit the Residency Questionnaire and provide necessary documentation.
Civil Service employees who just moved to Texas to work at a military base are not entitled to this exemption. By law, paying resident tuition rates under this exemption is not extended to civilians employed by the military.
Students whose residence status is not clearly established should complete a Residency Questionnaire so that a university decision may be rendered in advance of enrollment. A Residency Questionnaire must be turned in prior to the census date of the term in order for a reclassification to be effective for that term.
The University may request that any student claiming Texas Residence for tuition purposes complete a Residency Questionnaire and provide substantiating documents to affirm Texas residency.