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Policy for Texas Resident Tuition

All new academic students are required to complete and submit a Core Residency Questions form. A hold is placed on all newly admitted students’ records which must be removed before the student will be allowed to register. If you are claiming Texas as your state of residence, click here to complete the Core Residency Questions form. Students who are not US citizens or Permanent Residents must complete the Residency affidavit and return along with the completed Core Residency form.  If you are not claiming Texas as your state of residence, you will need to contact the Office of the Registrar at 713-500-3361 or send an email to  to have the hold removed.

A non-resident who believes he is eligible to pay Texas tuition rates due to employment, scholarship, military assignment, academic common market, or economic development must complete a "Petition for Determination of Resident Tuition" and submit it to the Registrar's Office each term. If the Registrar's Office is able to verify your Graduate Research Assistant employment prior to registration, a waiver will be entered into myUTHand you will not need to complete a petition. However, after checking your residence status on myUTH, you do not see a student waiver for this term, you must complete a petition and have Section II completed by one of the offices listed below. Forms are available in the Registrar's Office, 7000 Fannin, Suite 2250 or down load the form at this link: Petition for Remission of Non-Resident tuition to a Resident rate. Petitions will NOT be processed the same day they are received by these offices- allow sufficient time for their completion.

GSBS: Business Office, HMC 300 or MDA Office of Education, HMB 16.151
SPH: Administrative Services, RAS W130
All others: Human Resources, UCT 1.150s

For additional information regarding classification as a Texas resident please visit these resources: College For Texans - Residency Information and Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.