HIGH SCHOOL HONOR GRADUATE EXEMPTION (VALEDICTORIAN SCHOLARSHIP) (2.2.4)

Policy Number: 
2.2.4
Date Issued: 
8/83; 8/93; 7/97; 8/99; 6/03*; 7/03
Applicability: 
STUDENTS

Policy: Individuals who are the highest ranking honor graduate of accredited Texas high schools are presented a Valedictorian Scholarship by the State of Texas, administered through the Texas Education Agency. The scholarship exempts a student from the payment of tuition only during both long semesters of the first academic year immediately following her or his graduation from high school.

The president may authorize use of the exemption in any of the first four regular sessions (academic year) following graduation from high school when the exemption has not been used in previous sessions and circumstances of an individual case, including military service, merit extending the time frame in which the exemption can be used.

Student Requirement: To receive this exemption, the student must present the award letter issued by the Texas Education Agency to Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services at the time of fee payment.

Reference:

Texas Education Code, Section 54.201