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Eikei Suzuki, governor of Mie Prefecture, visits UTSA

By Tim Brownlee
Associate Director of Internal Communications

(Aug. 28, 2014) -- Eikei Suzuki, governor of the Mie Prefecture in Japan, visited UTSA this morning as part of a two-day visit to San Antonio. He attended a reception in the Main Building Regents' Room hosted by...

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Border County Recertification Requirements

All current Border County Program participants must be recertified for program eligibility. This must be completed if you want to continue to receive tuition assistance in the form of Texas in-state tuition. The tuition assistance covers the upcoming academic year, which begins with the fall semester and includes the following spring and summer semesters.

Students who have never applied for the Border County Program before must use the first-time application.
 

Eligibility Requirements

In order to be recertified, the applicant must:

  • Be a citizen or permanent resident of Mexico
  • Not have a U.S. Permanent Resident card
  • Plan to return to Mexico after finishing his or her educational program
  • Have properly maintained their F-1/J-1 visa status
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 for undergraduate students or 3.0 for graduate students. You will not be eligible if you do not not meet GPA requirements.

 

Recertification Deadline

2014-2015 Academic Year: July 10, 2014       

Recertification Form

2014-2015 Academic Year Recertification Form

Note: Please type your information in the boxes. The Office of International Programs will NOT accept handwritten applications.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Do I need to submit a paper recertification form?

A: Yes, complete the form and bring it in to International Student Services in the Office of International Programs (MB 1.210) by the deadline. Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

Q: Where do I submit my form once I've completed it?

A: Bring your completed form and drop it off at the International Student Services front desk in the Office of International Programs (MB 1.210).

You may mail it to:

Office of International Programs: Border County Program

One UTSA Circle, MB 1.210

San Antonio, TX 78249

Q: Will I be automatically recertified once I submit the recertification form?

A: No, recertification is never automatic. Your eligibility must be determined first. 

The information on your form will be reviewed, and a decision will be made based on that information. You may be contacted by email requesting more information or additional documentation. If you are contacted and asked for more information, please respond by the date indicated in the email. Documents submitted after the date indicated in the email will not be accepted.

Q: If I am currently not participating in the Border County Program, should I submit the recertification form?

A: No. You must use the first-time application if you have never applied for the Border County Program.

Q: If I have worked and earned an income or received scholarship money, will that disqualify me from being recertified?

A: No, not necessarily. It is important that you report all your income and the income of your family and/or sponsors so that a fair decision can be made.

Q: If my sponsor has changed, will that disqualify me from being recertified?

A: No, not necessarily. It is important that you report all your income and the income of your family and/or sponsors so that a fair decision can be made.

Q: Do I need to submit any financial documents in order to be recertified?

A: No. Complete and submit the recertification form by the deadline. You will be contacted by email if further information and/or support documentation for financial information is needed.

Q: Do I need my recertification application to be notarized?

A: Yes. Your application for recertification must be notarized either in Mexico or the United States.