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Tuition Exemptions

Tuition exemptions are issued only for the period in which a student is currently enrolled; therefore, unless otherwise stated, applications must be submitted no later than the date of Commencement at the end of the spring semester or the official graduation date at the end of the summer session or fall semester. The following exemptions are available.

Description

Who is eligible

What is exempted

Where to apply

Accredited School Scholarship

Highest ranking graduate of an accredited Texas high school.

Tuition during first two long-session semesters following graduation

Obtain certification from high school and present to Student Accounts Receivable, MAI 4

Blind/Deaf Student Exemption

A blind disabled person, or a person whose sense of hearing is nonfunctional. The student must be a Texas resident.

Tuition General deposit

Blind:
The University of Texas at Austin

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division of Blind Services

P O Box 7639

Austin TX 78713-7639

Deaf:
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
5811 Berkman Drive
Suite 105
Austin Tx 78723-2665

Exemption for children of disabled or deceased Texas firefighters and peace officers

Children under twenty-one of disabled or deceased full-paid or volunteer firefighters; full-paid or volunteer municipal, county, or state peace officers; custodial officers of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice; and game wardens.

Tuition

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Attn: Student Services

P O Box 12788

Austin TX 78711-2788

Exemption for children of prisoners of war or persons missing in action

Dependent person under twenty-five years of age who receives majority of support from parent classified by Department of Defense as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action at time of registration.

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

Student Accounts Receivable

Special Billing

P O Box 7398

Austin TX 78713-7398

Exemption for children of professional nursing faculty and staff members

The student must be a Texas resident under twenty-five years of age. The faculty or staff member must be a registered nurse and must be employed or under contract at the School of Nursing during all or part of the academic term for which an exemption is sought. Children of part-time faculty and staff members receive an exemption equivalent to the parent’s percentage of employment. Eligibility ends when the student has received an exemption for ten semesters and/or summer sessions at any institution(s) or has received a baccalaureate degree.

Tuition

The University of Texas at Austin

School of Nursing

Assistant Dean for Administration

1700 Red River Street

Austin TX 78701

(512) 471-9906
 

http://www.utexas.edu/nursing/faculty/ "Forms & Policies" (EID required)

Exemption for clinical nursing preceptors and their dependents

The student must be a Texas resident under twenty-five years of age and must be enrolled at the University. The preceptor must be a registered nurse and must be under a written preceptor agreement with the School of Nursing during the semester for which an exemption is sought. Eligibility ends when the student has received an exemption for ten semesters and/or summer sessions at any institution(s) or has received a baccalaureate degree.

Tuition up to $500 per semester

The University of Texas at Austin

School of Nursing

Clinical Placement Coordinator

1700 Red River Street

Austin TX 78701

(512) 471-8039
 

http://www.utexas.edu/nursing/docs/faculty/PreceptorExempt.pdf

Exemption for foster and adopted children

A student who was in the care or conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) on the day before his or her eighteenth birthday; the day of the student’s fourteenth birthday if the student was also eligible for adoption on or after that day; or the day of his or her graduation from high school or receipt of a GED; or was in the care or conservatorship of DFPS through his or her fourteenth birthday and was then adopted. The student must enroll within three years of the relevant date, but no later than his or her twenty-first birthday.

A student who was adopted and was the subject of an adoption assistance agreement under subchapter D, chapter 162, Texas Family Code.

Tuition

Obtain documents from the Department of Family and Protective Services and present them to Student Accounts Receivable, MAI 4

Hazlewood Act exemption for spouses/children of Texas ex-servicemembers

Spouses and biological children, adopted children, and stepchildren of members of the United States armed forces who served during a period of conflict identified in the Texas Education Code, Section 54.203.

Additional information is available at http://www.collegeforalltexans.com.

Tuition in state-supported courses (except student services fee, general deposit, and field trip fees)

The University of Texas at Austin

Office of the Registrar

Enrollment and Veteran Certification

P O Box 7216

Austin TX 78713-7216
 

A request for the exemption must be submitted within one year of the earlier of the following actions:

  • The school provides written notice to the applicant of his/her eligibility, or

  • The school receives written notice from the applicant that acknowledges the applicant's awareness of his/her eligibility for the exemption.

Hazlewood Act exemption for Texas ex-servicemembers

The applicant must have served in the armed forces of the United States during a period of conflict identified in the Texas Education Code, Section 54.203; have entered service at a location in Texas, have declared Texas as his or her home of record, or have been eligible to be declared a resident in accordance with the Education Code; and meet other requirements stipulated by the Education Code.

Additional information is available at http://www.collegeforalltexans.com.

Tuition in state-supported courses (except student services fee, general deposit, and field trip fees)

The University of Texas at Austin

Office of the Registrar

Enrollment and Veteran Certification

P O Box 7216

Austin TX 78713-7216
 

A request for the exemption must be submitted within one year of the earlier of the following actions:

  • The school provides written notice to the applicant of his/her eligibility, or

  • The school receives written notice from the applicant that acknowledges the applicant's awareness of his/her eligibility for the exemption.

Legacy Act exemption for children of Texas ex-servicemembers

The ex-servicemember must meet the Hazlewood Act requirements given above, and the child must be a Texas resident who is twenty-five years of age or younger on the first day of the semester or summer term; and be a child or dependent of a veteran who has received unused hours.

Additional information can be found at http://www.collegeforalltexans.com.

Tuition in state-supported courses (except student services fee, general deposit, and field trip fees)

The University of Texas at Austin

Office of the Registrar

Enrollment and Veteran Certification

P O Box 7216

Austin TX 78713-7216
 

A request for the exemption must be submitted within one year of the earlier of the following actions:

  • The school provides written notice to the applicant of his/her eligibility, or

  • The school receives written notice from the applicant that acknowledges the applicant's awareness of his/her eligibility for the exemption.

Peace Officers Disabled in the Line of Duty Exemption

The applicant must be a Texas resident and be classified as an undergraduate.

Tuition in state-supported courses, up to twelve semesters or sessions

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Attn: Student Services

P O Box 12788

Austin TX 78711-2788

Exemption for the surviving spouse and dependent children of certain deceased public servants (employees)

Surviving spouse and minor children of those killed in the line of duty while employed in certain public service positions.

Tuition

Room and board

(Textbook stipend)

The University of Texas at Austin

Student Accounts Receivable

Special Billing

P O Box 7398

Austin TX 78713-7398

Exemption for senior citizens

Those age 65 or older. Applicant must submit copy of birth certificate.

Tuition up to six credit hours

The University of Texas at Austin

Student Accounts Receivable

Special Billing

P O Box 7398

Austin TX 78713-7398

Exemption for participants in a military funeral

Students in grades six through twelve and postsecondary students who sound Taps during a military funeral in Texas. The student receives a voucher for the exemption from the funeral director.

$25 per voucher in tuition

Student Accounts Receivable, MAI 4

 


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