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 Texas Tuition Information

Each year the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board calculates the base tuition rate for students enrolled in Texas public universities.  Rules pertaining to Resident and Non-Texas Resident tuition are set by the Coordinating Board per Texas State Legislature action.  At University of Houston-Victoria residency is determined by the Office of Admission.

Residency rules may be viewed on the Coordinating Board website.  Here are navigation steps to find this information:
http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/ --> In the left column, hold down the cursor on the link: Applying and Paying for College to see the drop-down box.  Choose Residency from this list in the drop-down box.

 Documentation to Support Domicile and Residency

The following documentation may be requested by the University of Houston-Victoria in order to resolve issues raised by responses to the Core Residency Questions on the ApplyTexas application.  The burden of proof is on the student to supply this documentation that supports their eligibility for resident tuition.

Part A - Documentation that can support the establishment of a domicile and demonstrate the maintenance of a residence in Texas for the 12 months prior to the census date of the term in which the person enrolls is:

An employer's statement of dates of employment in Texas (beginning and current or ending dates) that encompass at least 12 months. Other documents that show the person has been engaged in activities intended to provide an income to a person or allow a person to avoid the expense of paying another person to perform the tasks (as in child care or the maintenance of a home) may also be used, as well as documents that show the person is self-employed, employed as a homemaker, or is living off his/her earnings, or through public assistance. Student employment, such as work-study, the receipt of stipends, fellowships or research or teaching assistantships do not qualify as a basis for establishing a domicile.

For a homeless person, written statements from the office of one or more social service agencies located in Texas that attests to the provision of services to the homeless person for the 12 months prior to the census date of the term in which the person enrolls.

Part B - Documentation which can support the establishment of a domicile and demonstrate the maintenance of a residence in Texas for 12 months, if accomplished and maintained for this period of time prior to the census date of the term in which the person enrolls. This documentation must be accompanied by at least ONE type of document listed in Part C. (These documents must be in name of student, or person establishing residency when that person is a spouse or a dependent's parent.)

  1. Title to real property in Texas.
  2. Marriage Certificate with documentation to support that spouse is a domiciliary of Texas.
  3. Ownership of business in Texas with documents that evidence the organization or the business as a partnership or corporation and reflect the ownership interest of the person or dependent's parent.
  4. Ownership of business in Texas with documents that evidence the organization or the business as a partnership or corporation and reflect the ownership interest of the person or dependent's parent.
  5. State or local licenses to conduct a business or practice a profession in this state.

Part C - Documents that may be used to demonstrate maintenance of a residence for 12 months. These documents do not show the establishment of a domicile. Activities in Part A and B of this section may be used to establish a domicile.  (These documents must be in name of student, or person establishing residency when that person is a spouse or a dependent's parent.)

  1. Utility bills for the 12 months preceding the census date;
  2. A Texas high school transcript (for student only) for full senior year preceding the census date;
  3. A transcript from a Texas institution showing presence in the state (for student only) for the 12 months preceding the census date;
  4. Cancelled checks that reflect a Texas residence for the 12 months preceding the census date;
  5. A current credit report that documents the length and place of residence of the person or the dependent's parent;
  6. A Texas voter registration card that has not expired;
  7. Pay stubs for the 12 months preceding the census date;
  8. Bank statements reflecting a Texas address for the 12 months preceding the census date;
  9. Ownership of real property with copies of utility bills for the 12 months preceding the census date;
  10. Registration or verification from licensor, showing Texas address for licensee;
  11. Written statements from the office of one or more social service agencies, attesting to the provision of services for at least the 12 months preceding the census date;
  12. Lease or rental of real property, other than campus housing, in the name of the person or the dependent's parent for the 12 months preceding the census date.