Texas Education Code § 54.014 establishes a maximum number of semester credit hours an undergraduate student may attempt while paying Texas resident tuition. A student who exceeds the maximum hours will be charged the non-resident tuition rate.
First term in TX public institution prior to fall 1999 – Exempt
First term in Texas public institution from fall 1999 to summer 2006 – 45 hours over degree program
First term in Texas public institution from fall 2006 to the present date – 30 hours over degree program
Attempted hours include
Earned and unearned hours (including non-passing grades)
Appeals will be reviewed by the Excessive Hours Review Committee
If an exception is granted, students may email firstname.lastname@example.org once grades have posted and degree audits have been verified
Denied, approved, and conditional exemptions will be emailed to the student’s UTD email address after the Census Day for the current term
Note: The excessive hours legislative rule is different from the financial aid rule of ‘maximum time frame for degree completion’. Please visit the Office of Financial Aid’s website for more information about their rule.