Students verify and establish residency based on the answers they provide to the core Residency questions on the admission application via ApplyTexas. Students may be contacted by the colleges in the Alamo Colleges District for additional residency documentation. Residency status can only be changed prior to the census date.
- In-District Student: A Texas resident who resides in Bexar County Appraisal District.
- Out-of-District Student: A Texas resident who does not reside in Bexar County Appraisal District.
- Out-of-State Student: A U.S. citizen, permanent resident alien, or an eligible non-immigrant who has not established a domicile in Texas and/or has not lived in Teas for the past twelve (12) months.
- Out-of-Country Student: A non-U.S. citizen who is not a resident alien.
Required documentation for in-district classification:
- TX ID or Driver's License
- Current lease or proof of ownership of real property
- Other documentation may be presented adn accepted at the discretion of the college’s Residency Determination Official.
Documentation does not need to show twelve (12) monts of resident for In-District residency classification.
Veterans, Active Duty Military, Reserves, Texas National Guard and Family Members
Texas Education Code 54.241 provides veterans, members of the Armed Forces of the United States assigned to duty in Texas, as well as their spouses and/or dependent children, the opportunity to qualify for in-state tuition and fees if a qualifying Verification for Resident Tuition by U.S. Military Affiliation form is completed and submitted to the student’s home college. If qualified to pay Texas resident tuition while enrolled in a degree or certificate program, students are eligible to pay the same tuition for any subsequent term or semester while students are continuously enrolled in the same degree or certificate program. Students are not required to enroll in a summer term to remain continuously enrolled. Once qualified, students’ eligibility to pay tuition and fees at the rate provided for Texas residents does not terminate because the student is no longer a member of the Armed Forces of the United States or the child or spouse of a member of the Armed Forces of the United States.
Veterans and Family Members
For veterans who are not Texans, Texas Senate Bill 297 expands in-state tuition and fees benefits to military veterans and their spouses and children without regard to the length of time they have resided in Texas, if the person files with the institution a letter of intent to establish residence in Texas and resides in Texas while enrolled in the institution and the person is:
- eligible for benefits under the federal Post-9/11 Veterans Educational Assistance Act of 2008 or any other federal law authorizing educational benefits for veterans
- the spouse of a person who is eligible for such benefits, or
- a child, including a stepchild, of a person who is eligible for such benefits who is 25 years of age or younger on the first day of the semester or other academic term for which the person is registering (excepting a child or stepchild who suffered from a severe illness or other debilitating condition that affected the person’s ability to use the benefit before reaching the age of 25, as ruled upon by the THECB to be granted additional time to use the benefit).
Tuition Reimbursement/Rebate Policy
Texas Education Code, Title 3, Subtitle A, Chapter 54, subchapter A, §54.0065 may offer qualifying students graduating from a Texas public baccalaureate-granting university a partial tuition rebate.
Eligible students must meet all of the following requirements:
- Must have enrolled for the first time in an institution of higher education in Fall 1997 or later.
- Must be requesting a rebate for work related to a first baccalaureate degree received from a Texas public university.
- Must have been a resident of Texas, must have attempted all coursework at a Texas public institution of higher education, and must have been entitled to pay resident tuition at all times while pursuing the degree.
- Must have attempted no more than three (3) hours in excess of the minimum number of semester credit hours required to complete the degree detailed in the catalog under which they were graduated. Hours attempted include transfer credits, course credit earned by examination, courses dropped after the official Census Date, for-credit developmental courses, optional internship and cooperative education courses, and repeated courses.
Students who are seeking tuition rebates are responsible for enrolling only in courses that will qualify them for the rebates. Courses dropped for reasons that are determined by the institution to be beyond the control of the student shall not be counted.
Payment Plan deadlines are available online.
Note: Military members using military tuition assistance (TA) and military spouses using Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA) funding may submit a Deferment Request to be excluded from payment deadline drops until the last payment deadline for the term of intended enrollment. To request the exclusion from being dropped for non-payment, service members and spouses should follow the process outlined below.
- Register for classes
- Submit the Tuition and Fees Payment Deferment Request to your installation’s Alamo Colleges District representative prior to the subsequent payment deadline
- Apply for Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Military Spouse Career Advancement Account (MyCAA)
- Monitor your registration status and alert the installation representative of any changes
- Submit the approved TA / MyCAA funds documentation prior to the last payment deadline of the semester start
For additional information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.alamo.edu/military
GI Bill® Education Benefit
GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill
Hazlewood Program for Texas Veterans
The Hazlewood Act (Texas Education Code 54.341) provides education benefits to honorably discharged or separated Texas veterans and their dependent children and spouses by exempting those veterans from the payment of tuition and certain fees at state colleges.
New provisions, authorized in Texas Senate Bill 93, known as the “Hazlewood Legacy Act,” remove certain residency restrictions and permit eligible veterans to assign their unused hours to their children. Student Veterans are encouraged to check the Texas Veterans Commission website for the most current information for Military and Veterans. Students must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress as outlined by the institution. (See Financial Aid-12)
- Those who, at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces:
- Are Texas residents,
- Designated Texas as Home of Record, or
- Entered into the service in Texas.
- Have served at least 181 days of active military duty, as indicated as “net active service” (the sum of 12(c) and 12(d) on the DD214),
- Have received an honorable discharge or separation or a general discharge under honorable conditions,
- Have no federal veteran’s education benefits, or have federal veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees only; such as Chapter 33, for term or semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazlewood benefits (Pell and SEOG Grants are not relevant),
- Are not in default on a student loan made or guaranteed by the State of Texas, and
- Enroll in classes for which the college receives tax support (i.e., a course that does not depend solely on student tuition and fees to cover its costs), unless the college’s governing board has ruled to let veterans receive the benefit while taking non-funded courses.
If the conditions listed above are met, the applicant must submit the following to the Veterans Affairs Office:
- A letter from the DVA in Muskogee, Oklahoma, stating that the applicant has no further educational entitlement under the G.I. Bill® if the veteran has served since 9/11; and
- A copy of the applicant’s DD214 (member copy #4) showing “Character of Discharge.”
The applicant may enroll in non-credit courses if these conditions are met. A copy of the application is available online at tvc.texas.gov.
A person who received an exemption before the 2011-2012 academic year continues to be eligible for the exemption provided the person:
- Entered military service in Texas (regardless of whether the veteran was a U.S. citizen or legal resident at the time)
- Declared Texas as the person’s home of record, or
- Would have been determined to be a resident of Texas for purposes of provisions concerning tuition rates at the time the person entered the service.
Children of certain members of the U.S. armed forces - including stepchildren, adopted children, and persons claimed as dependents on a federal income tax return for the preceding or current year - who qualify for tuition and fee exemption must be residents under provisions relating to tuition rates on the date of their registration.
An institution of higher education must refund to a student who becomes eligible for an exemption in that semester and who has paid the tuition and other fees for that semester the amount of the tuition and fees paid by the student in the amount of the exemption.
Combat Exemption for Children of Military Service Members
Funding to award Combat Exemptions to eligible students for the 2016-2017 academic year is not available. Check all College for Texans for information on other student financial assistance for military members and their families.
Tuition schedule can be found here.
Tuition Refund Schedule
Tuition Refund schedule can be found here.
Refunds for other non-standard length courses shall be made based on the Refund of Tuition table provided by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB). Refunds are dependent on students having paid more than the minimum required tuition and having paid their tuition in full. Students are responsible for reimbursements to companies or agencies that have financially assisted them with their tuition.
Refunds for students on the Payment Plan will be applied to the balance due, as stated in the Installment Plan Contract. All academic calendar days are considered for refund purposes, not only the days the student attends class.
No refund is possible after the designated deadline, except in extraordinary circumstances and if approved by the Alamo Colleges District.
A request may be made to the college for a refund after the end of a semester. To be considered, a request for a refund must be made within one year, the same time frame for requesting a change of grade, and must include documented proof.
Reasons for a refund after the semester has ended are:
- Illness and/or hospitalization (student or immediate family member)
- Death (student or immediate family member)
- Extenuating circumstances, to include institutional error, with the approval of the VPSS
Actions to be taken by the college may vary based on the policies in effect on the date of the withdrawal.
Federal regulations governing financial aid programs require Student Financial Services to put into place policies and procedures that may impact whether or not a student is eligible for a refund as described above. (See Financial Aid.)
Visit Alamo Colleges District Business Office Refunds for Information on the Refund Options.
Expanded Summer Momentum Plan
Summer momentum plan information can be found here.