Texas Residency Rules for State Aid

State law requires that students meet Texas Residency Rules in order to receive state aid. Please note that these rules are separate from citizenship rules for Federal Aid.

Please visit the state of Texas’ special site for Residency Rules here, and find the Texas Administrative Code Rule §21.24 regarding Residency here.


Applicants must demonstrate that they have established and maintained a residence in Texas according to the guidelines outlined below. The TX Higher Education Coordinating Board provides are three general ways to do this, but details differ for citizens and non-citizens: