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Adrianne Chacon-Posey
Scholarship Coordinator
(512) 232-1631


The College of Natural Sciences has awarded all 2021-2022 scholarships and waivers at this time.  The application for CNS Out-of-State Tuition Waivers for 2022-2023 is not yet available.  Please continue to check our website for updates.

Questions?  Contact scholarships@cns.utexas.edu.

Out-of-State Tuition Waivers allow non-resident students to pay tuition at in-state rates.  In order to be eligible for a waiver through CNS, students must be a recipient of a scholarship worth at least $1000 that has been administered and awarded by the University. Being a recipient of a scholarship does not guarantee a student of a waiver, it simply makes them eligible should they complete the proper waiver application and should the scholarship committee rank their application highly enough. We normally receive 60-70 waiver applications and usually only have between 5-7 waivers to award per year. It is a highly competitive award.

CNS waivers are awarded on a semester-to-semester basis though the intention is to award them for an entire academic year. They are also non-renewable awards, which means students must apply for a waiver on a yearly basis. There is no guarantee that a student would receive a wavier from one year to the next. Out-of-state students should plan on paying out-of-state tuition for the entire four years at UT as waivers for undergraduates are extremely limited, not only through CNS but across campus as well.

Current CNS students interested in being considered for a waiver should submit the CNS Common Scholarship Application.  Incoming freshmen and transfer students should contact scholarships@cns.utexas.edu for the link to the proper application as the CNS Common Scholarship Application is for current students only.

Applications are only accepted one time of year, so current and prospective CNS students should submit an application regardless of their scholarship and/or admissions status at the time of the deadline. Late applications are not accepted.