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Application Fee and Waivers

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions charges a non-refundable application fee of $75. Texas State does grant application fee waivers for applicants who meet certain criteria and demonstrate financial need, as outlined below.

The application fee waiver program is designed to cover the cost of applying for admission to Texas State University’s undergraduate programs. Application fee waivers are subject to the approval of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and are granted based on evidence of financial need. Post-baccalaureate and international applicants cannot qualify for the fee waiver option and are required to pay the application fee.

You have three options to complete the application fee requirement:

1. Pay the application fee online. To pay your application fee now, click here.

2. Qualify for an application fee waiver through completion of the FAFSA/TASFA, which indicates full Pell Grant eligibility. The FAFSA opens on October 1, 2016. The TASFA becomes available on October 1, 2016.

3. Qualify for an application fee waiver through completion of one of the options listed below. Your request will be reviewed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to determine eligibility. Read the information below to learn more about the waiver and to see if you qualify. Download the fee waiver request form.

You must be a United States citizen, permanent resident or a student identified under Senate Bill 1528 and demonstrate that paying the application fee causes a serious financial hardship. You may be eligible for the application fee waiver if you qualify under one or more of the following options.



The Application Fee Waiver Request and supporting documents should be submitted to our office via one of the following methods.
E-mail:, subject line "Fee Waiver"
Fax: 512.245.9020
Texas State University
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
429 N. Guadalupe St.
San Marcos, TX  78666
Students who qualify for the application fee waiver also qualify to have their housing prepayment deferred by the Department of Housing and Residential Life.  For more information about housing prepayment deferral, click here.

If you have already submitted your application and would like to pay the fee, click here