Resident Tuition for International Students

At the University of North Texas, people who do not currently hold U.S. citizenship or have a U.S. permanent resident card (green card) are considered international students.

International students can qualify for in-state, resident tuition in many ways through the office of International Admissions:

International Students may also qualify for in-state, resident tuition in other ways that are not through the office of International Admissions, and we are unable to answer questions about them or post them to your student account:

 

Undocumented students fall into two different categories at the University of North Texas:

1. Those who have never had an immigration status are considered domestic students for admissions purposes and do NOT apply through International Admissions.

2. Those students who previously held an immigration status but are now considered "out of status" apply through International Admissions as International Students.

Undocumented students who have attended 3 years of Texas high school, graduated from Texas high school, and lived in Texas for the 12 months prior to enrollment may still meet state requirements for in-state, resident tuition on the basis of SB 1528 even though they do not have an immigration status.


Senate Bill 1528 (attended 3 years of Texas High School)

Any person, regardless of immigration status, who: 1) Graduated from a Texas public or accredited private high school, AND 2) Resided in Texas the 36 months immediately preceding the date of graduation or receipt of the diploma equivalent, AND 3) Resided in Texas the 12 consecutive months preceding the census date of the academic semester in which the person enrolls in an institution is entitled to classification as a resident for tuition purposes.

Please submit:  

  1. Complete, signed Core Residency Questionnaire
  2. Original, notarized Affidavit
  3. Official Texas high school transcript

Transferring from a Texas College/University

International Students transferring from a Texas college or university who were classified as Texas residents for tuition purposes should submit the following item:

If we cannot confirm your prior residency status with your former institution, we will ask you for additional documents or information

*Please note that Community Colleges in Texas are eligible to award resident tuition on the basis of county requirements, rather than Texas state requirements.  As a result, many students currently who receive in-county tuition rates at community colleges might not necessarily receive in-state tuition at a university.

Immigration Status - Based on Self

See the guidelines here.  Students basing residency on immigration status must submit the following items:

  1. Complete, signed Core Residency Questionnaire
  2. Copy of immigration status
  3. Appropriate Documentation to Support Domicile and Residency

Immigration Status - Based on Parent

See the guidelines here.  Students basing residency on parent's immigration status must submit the following items:

  1. Complete, signed Core Residency Questionnaire
  2. Copy of immigration status (both parent's and student's)
  3. Appropriate Documentation to Support Domicile and Residency

Semester Deadlines

All documents are due to International Admissions no later than 2 weeks before the start date of the semester for which you are applying.  We cannot guarantee that residency documents received after that deadline will be processed before tuition payments are due.

Continuing Students

All former/continuing UNT international students should submit residency paperwork to the Registrar’s Office, Eagle Student Services Center, room 209.

Contact Information

For further information, please contact International Admissions at 940.565.2442.  Our fax number is 940.565.4822. You can also reach us via email at international@unt.edu

  Contact Us:
307 South Avenue "B", Sycamore Hall Room 206
Mailing Address: 1155 Union Circle, #311067
Denton, TX 76203-5017 USA
Voice: 940.565.2197
Fax: 940.565.4822
Visit Us:
We are located in Sycamore Hall, 2nd Floor https://international.unt.edu
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