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Tuition Waivers and Exemptions

State of Texas waivers may allow qualifying students to waive the out-of-state tuition rate to the in-state tuition rate. State of Texas exemptions allow qualifying students to be exempt from paying some or all tuition and fees.  A student may only use one waiver/exemption at a time unless otherwise required by law. 

Applications for waivers/exemptions should be turned in prior to the payment due date for the session/term. Please note: Any portion not covered by the waiver or exemption is the student's responsibility to pay by the appropriate session due dates.

For more detailed information on the waivers and exemptions available at UT Arlington, please click here.

Academic Progress for Waivers and Exemptions

Section 54.2001 Continued Receipt of Exemptions and Waivers has been added to the Texas Education Code and requires The University of Texas at Arlington to comply with the new legislation.

Effective Fall 2014, in order to continue receiving certain exemptions and waivers, students must meet the University's grade point average requirement for making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or certificate, in accordance with the institution's policy regarding eligibility for financial aid.

Additionally, hours considered excessive under Texas Education Code, Section 54.014 Tuition for Repeated or Excessive Hours , may not be eligible to receive the exemption or waiver.

The SAP GPA standards required to maintain waiver eligibility are listed below and can be found here.

A student must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) at UT Arlington to remain academically eligible to register for the subsequent term or session. The minimum average required is shown in the Table of Academic Standards.

Table of Academic Standards - Effective Summer 2015
Total Terms Completed at UTA Minimum Cumulative GPA
Undergraduate - 2 Terms 1.8
Undergraduate - 3 Terms 1.9
Undergraduate - 4 Terms or More  2.0
Graduate - All Terms 3.0

Selective Service Requirements

Texas Education Code Section 51.9095 requires all males between the ages of 18 and 25 receiving a loan, grant, scholarship, or other financial assistance funded by state revenue, including federal funds or gifts and grants accepted by this state, or a student loan guaranteed by this state or the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation, to register for Selective Service in order to qualify for specified exemptions and waivers.

For additional information on Selective Service requirements or to verify your registration status, please visit

Students who feel that mitigating circumstances may have prevented them from complying with GPA or Excessive Hours policies may file an appeal by completing Waiver Appeal (Form 2-67) and submitting it to Student Accounts, University Administration Building, Room 130, UTA Box 19649, Arlington, TX 76019 or by fax to 817-272-2333 or by email

For additional information on waivers and exemptions, as well as other forms of financial aid, visit the College for All Texans website.

Reviewed/Revised: 05/11/2021