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Minnie Stevens Piper Foundation
1250 NE Interstate 410 Loop # 810, San Antonio, TX 78209
(210) 525-8494

    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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