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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. Beginning with the Fall 2014 semester, Satisfactory Academic Progress must be met in order to maintain eligibility for most exemptions.

Accredited School Scholarship

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
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

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
A blind disabled person, or a person whose sense of hearing is nonfunctional. The student must be a Texas resident.Tuition General depositBlind: The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division of Blind Services, PO 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

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
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.TuitionTexas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Attn: Student Services, PO Box 12788, Austin TX 78711-2788

Exemption for Children of Prisoners of War or Persons Missing in Action

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
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.TuitionThe University of Texas at Austin, Student Accounts Receivable, Special Billing, PO Box 7398, Austin TX 78713-7398

Exemption for Children of Professional Nursing Faculty and Staff Members

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
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.TuitionThe 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

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
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 semesterThe 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

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
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.TuitionObtain 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

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
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.comTuition 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, PO 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

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
The applicants 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.Tuion in state-supported courses (except student services fee, general deposit, and field trip fees)The University of Texas, Office of the Registrar, Enrollment and Veteran Certification, PO 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

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
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.comTuition 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, PO 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

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
The applicant must be a Texas resident and be classified as an undergraduate.Tuition in state-supported courses, up to twelve semesters or sessionsTexas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Attn: Student Services, PO Box 12788, Austin TX 78711-2788

Exemption for the Surviving Spouse and Dependent Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants (Employees)

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
Surviving spouses 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, PO Box 7398, Austin TX 78713-7398

Exemption for Senior Citizens

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
Those age sixty-five or older. Applicant must submit copy of birth certificate.Tuition up to six credit hoursThe University of Texas at Austin, Student Accounts Receivable, Special Billing, PO Box 7398, Austin TX 78713-7398

 Exemption for Participants in a Military Funeral

Who is eligible What is exempted Where to apply
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 tuitionStudent Accounts Receivable, MAI 4

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