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Fee Waiver

Application Fee

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions charges a nonrefundable application fee of $75. If you have submitted your application through the ApplyTexas website without paying this fee, you may pay the application fee using the link below.

I've submitted my application and would like to pay the fee.

Fee Waiver Requests

Texas State is committed to providing fee waivers to students with demonstrated need. Approximately 30 percent of applicants receive a fee waiver. In 2018, Texas State granted over $600,000 in freshman fee waivers. The fee waiver program is designed to cover the cost of applying for admission to Texas State’s undergraduate programs. International applicants and applicants seeking a second bachelor's degree cannot qualify for the fee waiver option and are required to pay the application fee.

Application fee waivers are subject to the approval of the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and are granted based on evidence of financial need. To qualify for an application fee waiver, 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.


Qualification Documentation

For Spring 2019, Summer 2019 or Fall 2019, you may demonstrate that you qualify for an application fee waiver through one of the following options:

1. FAFSA or TAFSA

Complete and submit a FAFSA or TASFA which indicates full Pell Grant eligibility. For Spring 2019 and Summer 2019, both the FAFSA and TASFA are currently open. For Fall 2019, the FAFSA and TASFA opened on October 1, 2018.

2. Income Tax Form

For Spring and Summer 2019, submit a copy of page 1 of a 2015 Income Tax form that reflects your total family income at or below the federal economic index for free/reduced lunch eligibility requirements

For Fall 2019, submit a copy of page 1 of a 2016 Income Tax form that reflects your total family income at or below the federal economic index for free/reduced lunch eligibility requirements

3. Fee Waiver Request Form

If you are unable to submit one of the items above, you may complete and submit the Special Circumstance Form for consideration.

All documents supporting an application fee waiver request should be submitted to our office via one of the following methods.

Email:  processing@txstate.edu, subject line "Fee Waiver"

Fax:  512.245.9020

Mail: 
Texas State University

Office of Undergraduate Admissions Richard A. Castro Admissions Center

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. Learn more about housing prepayment deferral.