College of Liberal Arts

Rebates for Undergraduates

Tuition Rebate

Graduating seniors may be eligible for a tuition rebate of up to $1,000 at graduation if they have attempted no more than three semester hours beyond the minimum number of hours required for the degree. Since calculating attempted hours is complex, we recommend that ALL graduating seniors who are Texas residents fill out the application. 

Longhorn Fixed-rate Tuition Rebate

Resident and non-resident undergraduate students are eligible for the rebate if they are enrolled in the Longhorn Fixed Tuition program. Student must have attempted no more than three semester credit hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete the degree under the catalog which they graduate. Students who want to receive the rebate must graduate within four calendar years for a four-year degree program or within five calendar years if the degree requires more than four years to complete. Students must complete at least 60 semester credit hours of coursework counted toward the degree in residence. Student must not have already received a bachelor's degree. A student is required to apply for a tuition rebate prior to graduation

Application

Use the same application for both rebates. Students may apply for either one, or both if eligible. 

An eligible student should submit an application to the College of Liberal Arts Student Division in GEB 2.200 in the same semester the student files an application for graduation.

Applications are available in the Liberal Arts Student Division office or you may print an application after downloading it using the link below.

Tuition rebates may be reduced by the amount of any outstanding student loan owed to or guaranteed by the State of Texas.

Tuition Rebate Application Form (PDF 250K)

The application must be submitted by the official date of graduation. Tuition Rebate forms may be submitted by mail, overnight carrier, fax, e-mail, or by hand to Linda Nemec in the Liberal Arts Student Division in GEB 2.200.

If mailing or sending by overnight carrier, the address is:

The University of Texas at Austin
College of Liberal Arts, Student Division
ATTN: Linda Nemec
116 Inner Campus Dr./Stop G6100
Austin, TX 78712-1258

If faxing, the number is 512-471-5393. If e-mailing, signed forms may be scanned and sent to lln@austin.utexas.edu. If you have any questions, please call 512-232-2982.

Tuition Rebate Deadlines:

Spring 2017 graduates – May 20, 2017
Summer 2017 graduates – August 14, 2017
Fall 2017 graduates – December 23, 2017

Note: PDF files require Adobe Acrobat Reader to view. 

Criteria

Students desiring to qualify for a tuition rebate are solely responsible for enrolling only in courses that will qualify them for the rebate.

A student will be eligible for a partial rebate of their undergraduate tuition if ALL the following criteria are met:

  1. The student must not have enrolled at any institution of higher education before the Fall 1997 semester.
  2. At the time s/he earns a first undergraduate degree, the student must have attempted1 no more than three semester hours beyond the minimum number of hours required for the degree.

    Hours attempted1 include:
    • All courses the student has undertaken, such as transfer credit2, credit earned by examination3, study abroad courses4, courses the student dropped or from which the student withdrew after the date the official enrollment count was taken,
    • Optional internship and cooperative education courses,
    • Courses the student failed,
    • Courses the student repeated.
    • If the student has earned credit-by-exam for more than nine hours of coursework, the hours in excess of nine are also counted as hours attempted.
  3. The student must have been a Texas resident and must have been eligible to pay resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree.
  4. For students who enroll for the first time in the fall 2005 or later, a student must graduate within four calendar years for a four-year degree.

Notes:

1 Courses dropped for reasons that are determined by the institution to be totally beyond the control of the student shall not be counted.

2 Transfer work that was taken during high school (dual credit) shall not be counted.

3 The first nine (9) hours earned by examination (that is, credit earned on the basis of AP courses, CLEP or credit granted for high SAT or ACT scores) shall not be counted.

4 The first nine (9) hours earned through study abroad shall not be counted.