Students applying without an SAT or ACT score and are ranked in the top 35% of their class will receive a holistic review of their application.
Texas State Merit Scholarships are based on holistic review and are subject to availability of funding.
Additional information and updates related to admissions and COVID-19 for prospective students may be found on this FAQ page.
Different Kinds of Scholarships
Incoming Texas State freshmen have three categories of academic scholarships offered to them: National, Assured and Competitive.
National Scholarships and Assured Scholarships are automatically awarded to students upon admission, provided they meet certain minimum academic requirements.
Competitive Scholarships are awarded on the basis of a student's scholarship application. The application deadline is December 15, prior to your first summer/fall semester.
To apply for competitive scholarships, you must:
College and Departmental Scholarships
Some scholarships are awarded by a specific college or academic departments. These scholarships may require a different application outside of BOSS. For information regarding scholarships awarded by your college or academic department, be sure to visit their scholarship web-page. You may also contact the appropriate dean and/or chair’s office.
Not from Texas?
You could still qualify for resident tuition
If you qualify for at least $1,000 in Texas State competitive or merit (e.g., National and Assured) scholarships, you may receive a nonresident tuition waiver (granting you Texas resident tuition for the same period covered by your scholarship).
If qualified, the department that awarded you the scholarship will complete the appropriate nonresident tuition waiver form.
Always feel free to contact us at Financial Aid & Scholarships.