ARE exam cost reimbursement (ARE Grant) information

The Architect Registration Examination Financial Assistance Fund (AREFAF), also known as the ARE Grant, was created by the Seventy-sixth Legislature of the state of Texas.

Award

The award is a one-time reimbursement of $500 for taking the Architect Registration Examination. ARE Grant awards are presented three times each year. 

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have resided in Texas for at least 18 months immediately preceding the date of application
  • Have passed sections of the exam for which the combined fees total at least $500
  • Have been approved for examination by TBAE and paid all required fees
  • Have not been disciplined or been the subject of a pending enforcement proceeding by an architectural registration board
  • Must earn an annual salary less than $65,000, and
  • Must not have been fully reimbursed by his or her employer for all portions of the ARE.

Apply for an ARE Grant

Please contact the Exam Coordinator at exams@tbae.texas.gov if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions about the scholarship program.