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Exemptions are a type of financial assistance allowing some Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees. See below:

  • Blind/Deaf Student Tuition Exemption Program
  • Children of Disabled or Deceased Firefighters and Peace Officers
  • Combat Exemption for Children of Military Service Members
  • Concurrent Enrollment Waiver
  • Highest Ranking High School Graduate
  • Out-of-District Fees for Certain Students Living Outside a Public Community/Junior College's Taxing District
  • Students Enrolled in Dual High School and College-Level Credit
  • Surviving Spouse and Minor Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants (Employees)
  • Irrelevant Fees
  • Children of Professional Nursing Program Faculty and Staff
  • Clinical Preceptors and Their Children
  • Fee Proration for Students Enrolled in Shorter than Average Terms
  • Military: Children of U.S. Military who are MIA or POW
  • Military: Orphans of Texas Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard
  • Military: Texas National Guard Tuition Assistance Program
  • TAPS for Tuition Program
  • Tuition Exemption for Current or Former Foster Care Students under Conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS)
  • Tuition Reduction for Students Taking More than 15 Hours
  • Good Neighbor Program
  • Educational Aid Exemption
  • Firefighters enrolled in Fire Science Courses
  • Senior Citizen students (programs vary)
  • Peace Officers and Firefighters disabled in the line-of-duty

Additional exemptions can be found at

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