Texas In-State Tuition Incentive for Employees & Family Members

Texas has an Economic Development and Diversification In-State Tuition incentive that may be offered by the Economic Development and Tourism division of the Office of the Governor to qualified businesses that are in the decision-making process to relocate or expand their operations into Texas. The incentive allows employees and family members of the qualified businesses to pay the Texas resident tuition rate at a Texas public institution of higher education without first establishing residency if the business is admitted to the program not earlier than five years before the relevant enrollment date. Qualified businesses must be an industry that will have a high economic impact to the Texas region in which it locates and should be a targeted industry of the state or an ancillary or support industry. The business should also promote highly skilled, high-wage jobs. A letter of request for consideration to the Executive Director of the Economic Development & Tourism is to be submitted by the city or county or economic development organization on behalf of the company. The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, in consultation with the Economic Development and Tourism office, administers the benefit for approved companies.