Exemptions and Waivers

A number of exemptions of non-resident tuition and waivers of tuition and fees are available to students who enroll in Texas Institutions of higher education, which are available at the following Coordinating Board site:

Research and Teaching Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships

Each applicant admitted to the graduate school is considered for available assistantships. Application for appointment as a graduate assistant is made to the student's graduate program director. There are several important stipulations to the graduate assistantship that the applicant should bear in mind:

  1. The applicant must possess full-time, degree-seeking status.
  2. Graduate Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis.  Award decisions are usually made in early spring.
  3. State-funded assistantships are awarded to Ph.D. students only in programs offering the Ph.D. degree.

McLaughlin Fellowship

Graduate or medical students pursuing the study of infectious diseases or immunological research, or both, may request applications and information from McLaughlin Fellowship Office, Route 0665.

  1. One year prior enrollment in the graduate or medical program.
  2. A faculty mentor.
  3. Relevant research project.

National Health Service Corps

(Primary Care: M, GNP, GNM, PA)
Scholarships and loan repayment programs are available from NHSC. Service commitment is a minimum of two years, and begins upon completion of your residency and/or training.

For an application or information:

NHSC Program (Scholarship or Loan Repayment)
(800) 221-9393

Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship Program

A Health Professions Scholarship from any of the military services provides up to four years full tuition, all required fees, books and equipment, and a monthly stipend. In return for each year of support from one of the armed services, you must serve one year of active duty in that service or a minimum of two year's service-excluding periods of postgraduate professional education.

Medical Programs Director
U. S. Army Medical Department
3200 South West Freeway, Suite 2360
Houston, TX 77027-7525
(713) 963-0593 ext. 0983
Fax: (713) 623-0031

Medical Programs Officer
Navy Recruiting District
9990 Richmond Avenue, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77042-4546
(713) 953-5914

Medical Programs Officer
USAF Recruiting Team
6575 West Loop South, Suite 495
Bellaire, TX 77401-3502
(713) 661-5517

Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation

Educational loans are available through the student loan program of the Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation.  If you are a U.S. citizen/Permanent Resident and Texas resident attending a college or university within the state of Texas, you may be eligible for loans through this program.  Applicants must be enrolled full time, and be classified as a junior, senior, or graduate/professional student.  Loan applications are available online at www.mspf.org.

For additional information and/or an application, contact:

Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation
1250 NE Loop 410 - Suite 810
San Antonio, TX  78209-1539
Fax: 210-341-6627
Email: studentloan@mspf.org
Website: www.mspf.org

Enrollment Services Contact Information

All Contacts:

Mailing Address:

Office of Enrollment Services
The University of Texas Medical Branch
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, Texas 77555-1305

All other:

Phone: 409-772-1215
Fax: 409-772-5056
Email Addresses: enrollment.services@utmb.edu

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