Summary: The Mexican Citizens with Financial Need -
Border Nations Waiver Application
The Border Nations Program makes it possible for eligible Mexican citizens to pay in-state
tuition. The purpose of the program is to encourage students from Mexico with limited
financial resources to enroll in Texas public institutions of higher education.
To qualify for this program, a student must:
Be a citizen or permanent resident of Mexico
Not have a U.S. Permanent Resident card or pending application for legal permanent
residency in the U.S.
Plan to return to Mexico after completing his/her educational program
Meet University of Houston admissions requirements
Hold a valid F1 or J1 visa
Demonstrate financial need
Maintain full-time status (12 hours for an undergraduate student or 9 hours for a graduate
Maintain a minimum GPA (2.0 for an undergraduate student or 3.0 for a graduate student)
Applications may be submitted in person at the Welcome Center to the Scholarships &
Financial Aid Counter or by mail: 31 E. Cullen Building Houston, TX 77204-2010. Incomplete
applications will not be considered.
Name (as it appears on your passport):