Tuition and Fee Exemptions

Certain students are exempt from paying tuition and some of the required fees by state law. Specific eligibility requirements under these provisions can be obtained from the Enrollment Services Center. Applications for exemptions must be completed prior to the census date for the semester.

Tuition Exemptions and Waivers

Adopted Children formerly in Foster Care or other Residential Care
Texas Commission for the Blind
Texas Commission for the Deaf
Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Peace Officers, Game Wardens, and Employees of Correctional Institutions 
Children of Prisoners of War or Persons Missing in Action
Children of Professional Nursing Program Faculty
Children and Spouses of Texas Veterans
Firefighters taking Fire Science Courses
Peace Officer
Disabled Peace Officers
Economic Hardship
Members of State Military Forces/U.S. Military Stationed in Texas
Nursing Preceptors and their Children
Senior Citizen +65 Exemptions (Includes Audits)
Students formerly in Foster Care
Surviving Spouse and Dependent Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants (Employees)
Hazlewood Exemption
Competitive Scholarship Waiver
Teaching/Research Assistant Waiver
Teacher/Professor Tuition Waiver
100 Mile/Bordering State Waiver
Valedictorian of Texas High School Exemption

For a complete listing of all exemptions, and waivers, scholarships, and grants offered by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, please refer to:

Continued receipt of a tuition and fee exemption and/or waiver is conditioned on the student maintaining a GPA for making satisfactory academic progress and, if an undergraduate, not completing an excessive number of credit hours. (Texas Education Code, Sections 54.2001 and 54.2002)