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Documents, Forms and Waivers

Exemption
Charges Covered
Charges Not Covered
Target Population
Apply with:
Sumbit to Office:
Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress: *

Adopted from Foster or Residential
Care Exemption

All tuition and mandatory fees

Housing, Parking, Installment Fees

Students who were adopted from foster care after age 14

Texas Department of Family Protective Services

Student Accounts

No

Blind/Deaf Exemption

All tuition and mandatory fees

Housing, Parking, Installment Fees

Blind or Deaf students attending Texas public colleges and universities

Texas Commission for the Blind or Deaf

Student Accounts

Yes

Children of Disabled/Deceased Firemen and Peace Officers

All tuition and mandatory fees up to 120 credit hours

Housing, Parking, Installment Fees

Children of disabled/deceased firemen, peace officers, game wardens, or employees of correctional institutions

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board 800-242-3062

Student Accounts

Yes

Children of Professional Nursing Faculty & Staff Exemption

State and Designated Tuition for up to 10 semesters

All other fees

Children of professional nursing faculty and staff

Student Accounts

Human Resources

Yes

Clinical Preceptors & their children

State and Designated Tuition up to $500 for 10 semesters

All other fees

Clinical preceptors and their children

Student Accounts

Student Accounts

Yes

Disabled Peace Officer Exemption

Tuittion and mandatory fees up to 12 semesters

Housing, Parking, Installment Fees

Peace officers disabled in the line of duty

Student Accounts

Student Accounts

Yes

Firefighters Enrolled in Fire Science Courses

Tuition and lab fees for Fire Science classes

Tuition and mandatory fees for all other classes

Firefighters (paid or volunteer) to take classes to help them in their job

Student Accounts

Student Accounts

Yes

Foster or Residential Care Exemption

All tuition and mandatory fees

Housing, Parking, Installment Fees

Students who were in the foster care program after age 14

Texas Department of Family Protective Services

Student Accounts

No

Hazlewood Act Exemption

Tuition and mandatory fees up to 150 semester credit hours

Housing, Parking, Installment Fee, Student Services Fee

Veterans:Texas residents, entered in Texas or declared Texas as their home of record at time of entry and their dependents

Student Accounts

Student Accounts

Yes

Highest Ranking High School Graduate Exemption

State and Designated tuition

All other fees

Students certified as the highest ranking graduate from an accredited Texas high school

High School Counselor

Scholarship Program Office

Yes

Peace Officer Enrolled in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice course

Tuition and lab fees for Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice classes

Tuition and mandatory fees for all other classes

Persons working as a Peace Officer

Student Accounts

Student Accounts

Yes

Senior Citizens Audit Exemption

Tuition and mandatory fees for up to 6 hours

Parking, Installment Fees

Persons 65 or older

Registrar’s Office

Registrar’s Office

No

* New Requirements Fall, 2014
Senate Bill 1210 (83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session) adds a grade point average requirement for persons to receive continuation awards through the program. The bill also establishes a limit to the total number of hours, cumulative, that a student may take and continue to receive awards through this program. These changes go into effect in fall, 2014.

** As per Texas Education Code 54.2002, EXEMPTIONS AND WAIVERS FOR STATE FUNDED COURSES ONLY. The exemption/waiver can only be used for State-Funded Courses only. This could exclude a student from using a waiver/exemption who are enrolled in online courses only.

WaiveR

Charges Covered

Charges Not Covered

Target Population

Apply with:

Sumbit to Office:

Must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress: *

Border County Waiver

Out of state tuition differential

Mandatory tuition and fees for all classes

Students from New Mexico or Oklahoma resident who reside in a county bordering Texas. Students must be residing in Texas while enrolled.

Testing Center

 

No

Competitive Scholarship Waiver

Out of state tuition differential

Mandatory tuition and fees for all classes

Nonresident
or foreign students receiving a competitive scholarship of $1000 or more

Scholarship Office or Academic Department

 

No

Faculty/ Dependents

Out of state tuition differential

Mandatory tuition and fees for all classes

Individuals who are employed at least 1/2 time and his/ her spouse or children

Academic Department

Academic Dean

No

Military: Assigned to Duty in Texas

Out of state tuition differential

Mandatory tuition and fees for all classes

Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service from states other than Texas, their spouses and/or children who are stationed in Texas.

Registrar’s Office

Registrar’s Office

No

Military: Persons Eligible for Veterans Educational Benefits, Their Spouses and Children Who Move to Texas

Out of state tuition differential

Mandatory tuition and fees for all classes

Veterans or their dependents using the Post 9/11 GI Bill who have registered the intent to establish a residence in Texas and resides in Texas while enrolled

VETS Center

Registrar’s Office

No

Teaching or Research Assistants

Out of state tuition differential

Mandatory tuition and fees for all classes

Individuals who are employed at least 1/2 time and his/ her spouse or children

Academic Department

Academic Dean

No