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Provides tuition assistance to students from other nations of the Western Hemisphere (other than the U.S.A. and Cuba), who must:

  • Be a native-born citizen and resident of an eligible country
  • Were born in and are current residents of a nation of the Western Hemisphere other than Cuba or the United States
  • Intend to return to the eligible country upon completion of the program of study
  • Not be a dual citizen of an eligible county and the U.S.A.
  • Have resided in the Western Hemisphere for at least five years
  • Not be a member of the Communist Party
  • Have filed a selective service statement of registration status with their institution
  • Be recommended for exemption by a participating institution that the applicant currently attends or will attend
  • Have met the basic scholastic requirements for admission to said institution
  • Be selected by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for exemption.

This award is limited only to Texas public colleges and universities, who have chosen to participate in the program. The award exempts the eligible student from payment of tuition for 12 months, beginning with the fall term or semester.

For General Questions call 888-311-8881; or contact the office of Financial Aid and/or the International Student Affairs Office at your institution for GPA, total number of hours allowed, additional requirements and application.

Deadline is March 15

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