Tuition Rebate for Certain Undergraduates

Certain undergraduate students who meet all of the predetermined state mandated requirements may be entitled to a $1,000 rebate upon completion of their first baccalaureate degree. Students must apply PRIOR to 5 p.m. on the day grades are due for all degree candidates. This date can be found on the academic calendar. A student may apply for the tuition rebate by selecting the "Apply for the Tuition Rebate" link in the Graduation channel on the My Record tab in Howdy. Students will not be able to apply for the rebate until a graduation application has been submitted.

For a student to be eligible to receive a rebate portion of the undergraduate tuition the student has paid, the student must:

  • have enrolled for the first time in the fall 1997 semester or later,

  • request a rebate for work related to a first baccalaureate degree received from a general academic teaching institution,

  • be a resident of Texas and have been entitled to pay resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree,

  • If enrolled for the first time in fall 2005 or later, graduate within four calendar years for a four-year degree or within five calendar years for a five-year degree if the degree is determined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to require more than four years to complete, and

  • attempt no more than three hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete the degree under the catalog under which the student graduated

    • Attempted hours include all of the following:

      • all TAMU completed courses

      • transfer credits

      • credits earned exclusively by examination except the first 9 credits

      • courses dropped after the official census date (including Q-drops and withdrawn hours)

      • for credit developmental courses

      • optional internship and cooperative education courses

      • courses repeated exclusively by examination

      • repeated courses

      • courses excluded from GPA calculation through First Year Grade Exclusion

Course credit earned to satisfy requirements for a Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) program that is not required to complete the degree shall not be counted.

Dual credit coursework, other than course credit earned exclusively by examination, earned before graduating high school is exempted.

As required by state law, your tuition rebate will first be applied toward any outstanding balance due to TAMU, including outstanding charges to your student account, Emergency Tuition and Fee Loans, Short Term Loans, Long Term Loans, and Stafford Loans guaranteed by Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation.

You can login to with your NetID and password to view any outstanding loans owed to the university (Emergency Tuition and Fee Loans, Short Term Loans, Long Term Loans). Tuition rebates will not be applied to outstanding scholar loans or Perkins loans.

By submitting a completed tuition rebate application, the student agrees that Texas A&M University will verify enrollment and credit hours attempted at all Texas public colleges/universities through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.


For questions please contact:

Office of the Registrar
State Policies Section
Texas A&M University

General Services Complex
750 Agronomy Road, Suite 1501
College Station, TX  77843
(979) 845-1085
Campus Mail: Registrar, MS 0100