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Border County Recertification Requirements

Border County Program participants must be recertified each academic year for program eligibility. Approval must be granted in order to receive tuition assistance in the form of Texas in-state tuition. The tuition assistance covers the 2016-2017academic year.

Recertification Application 

(NOTARIZATION IS NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR RECERTIFICATION)

Affidavit of Support

If you are a readmitted or ‘change of level’ student then you must submit a 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 or pending application for U.S. permanent residency
  • 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
  • Students enrolled in the Intensive English Program are NOT eligible 
  • Required to maintain 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

Academic Year: July 7, 2017

2016-2017 Recertification Form

2016-2017 Academic Year Recertification Form

(NOTARIZATION IS NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR RECERTIFICATION)

Note: Please complete the form-fillable application. 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 either drop it off or mail it into 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 have completed it?

A: Bring your completed form and drop it off at the International Student Services OR mail it to the address below:

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 in order to avoid fraudulent submissions that would disqualify your application.

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 in order to avoid fraudulent submissions that would disqualify your application.

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

A: Yes, but only if your financial situation has changed. 

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

A: No.