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. Listed below are some exemption programs available to Texas residents. Adopted Students Formerly under the Conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) Blind/Deaf Student Exemption Program Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Peace Officers, Game Wardens, and Employees of Correctional Institutions Concurrent Enrollment Waiver Exemption for Highest Ranking High School Graduate Exemption for Out-of-District Fees for Certain Students Living Outside a Public Community/Junior College's Taxing District Exemption for Students Enrolled in Courses for Dual High School and College-Level Credit Exemption for the Surviving Spouse and Minor Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants (Employees) Exemption from Irrelevant Fees Exemption Program for Children of Professional Nursing Program Faculty and Staff Exemption Program for 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
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