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.

Hour limitations

Attempted hours include

Hours excluded

Double Major, Double Degree, Minors

Appeals Process

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.