2006-2008 Undergraduate Catalog
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Freshman Exemption

The highest-ranking graduate of any accredited high school in Texas is entitled to a tuition exemption. The exemption pays tuition for a period of two long semesters of academic work. Eligible students must present the Texas Education Agency eligibility certificate or a letter from the student’s high school principal or superintendent, to the Office of the Registrar in order to claim the exemption.

Partial Tuition and Fee Exemptions

As a state sponsored institution of higher education in Texas, The University of Texas at Dallas is authorized to award partial tuition and fee exemptions to students who qualify. Exemptions are available to certain students who have been in foster or other residential care in the state of Texas, certain students who received Aid for Dependent Children benefits during their senior year of high school, Texas residents who graduate from a public high school within 36 months of original enrollment and completed all years of high school in Texas, residents of Texas who have served in the armed forces of the United States, students from other nations of the western hemisphere, blind or deaf students, military personnel and dependents, children of disabled/deceased firefighters and peace officers, children of Texas veterans, surviving spouse and minor children of certain police, security or emergency personnel killed in the line of duty, and certified educational aides. Senior citizens who are age 65 or older as of Census Day may be exempted from tuition for up to six semester credit hours each semester or summer term if space is available. Individuals who feel they may qualify under this section are requested to contact the Financial Aid Office (972) 883-2941.

Rebate of Tuition for Timely Graduation

If you were a freshman who entered a Texas public college or university for the first time in the fall of 1997 or later, you may qualify for a $1,000 tuition rebate after you graduate. You must have been a resident of Texas, taken all your coursework at a Texas public institution of higher education, and been entitled to pay in state tuition at all times while you were pursuing your degree. The law provides for the rebate if you graduate within three or fewer attempted hours of the number of hours required for your degree. For example, if your degree requires that you have 120 hours to graduate and you ultimately graduate with 123 attempted hours or fewer, you can qualify for the rebate. Attempted hours include every course for which you have registered, as of Census Day, for every semester, to include: developmental courses, courses you repeat, courses from which you withdraw, and credit you may receive by examination. Students must apply for the rebate in the Office of the Registrar at the beginning of the semester in which they apply for graduation.



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This catalog is a general information publication only. It is not intended to nor does it contain all regulations that relate to students. The provisions of this catalog do not constitute a contract, express or implied, between any applicant, student or faculty member and The University of Texas at Dallas or The University of Texas System. The University of Texas at Dallas reserves the right to withdraw courses at any time, to change fees or tuition, calendar, curriculum, degree requirements, graduation procedures, and any other requirements affecting students. Changes will become effective whenever the proper authorities so determine and will apply to both prospective students and those already enrolled.

Statement on Equal Educational Opportunity
The University of Texas at Dallas is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, and veteran status. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is also prohibited pursuant to University policy.