$1,000 Tuition Rebate Program

To provide a financial incentive for students to complete their bachelor’s degree with as few courses outside the degree plan as possible. Minimizing the number of courses taken by students results in financial savings to the students, the parents and the state. To read more about this program, see the Tuition Rebate Policy page.

Who Can Apply

Individuals who:

  • Took their first college course in fall 1997 or later;
  • Are Texas residents;
  • Have taken all coursework at Texas public institutions of higher education; and
  • Have been entitled to pay in-state tuition at all times while pursuing his or her degree.

Key Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be awarded a baccaluareate degree within four calendar years after the date of initial enrollment at Sul Ross or other postsecondary institution.
  • Must not have attempted more than three semester credit hours in excess of the minimum number of hours required for their degree.
    • Included in attempted hours are all transfer credits and credits earned exclusively by examination in excess of nine credits hours.
    • Excluded from attempted hours are the first nine credit hours earned by examination, course credit earned to satisfy requirements for an ROTC program, and all credit earned while still in high school (dual credit).


Attempted hours include every course for which the student has registered, as of the official Census Date, in every semester, including: developmental courses, repeated courses and courses from which the student withdraws. If you have dropped more than one course after the official Census Date, you may not qualify for the rebate.

How to Apply

Students must apply for the tuition rebate prior to receiving their bachelor’s degree, using forms provided by the university. Contact the Office of the Registrar or print a copy of the form.