Date of Award

Fall 12-21-2016

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

Purvi Sevak

Second Advisor

Partha Deb

Academic Program Adviser

Randall Filer


This paper investigates whether receiving in-state tuition benefits effects the academic performance of non-citizen students attending Texas public state-universities. Using data from the Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project, it examines the effect of the HB-1403 policy on contributing factors affecting academic performance of non-citizen students.



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