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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.

Listed below are the exemption programs available to Texas residents.

  • Adopted Students Formerly in Foster or Other Residential Care
  • Blind/Deaf Student Exemption Program
  • Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Peace Officers, Game Wardens, and Employees of Correctional Institutions
  • Concurrent Enrollment Waiver (Enrollment in Two Texas Community Colleges)  
  • Exemption for Highest Ranking High School Graduate
  • Exemption for Peace Officers Disabled in the Line of Duty
  • Exemption for Students Enrolled in Courses for Dual High School and College-Level Credit
  • Exemption for the Surviving Spouse and Dependent Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants (employees)
  • Exemption Program for Children of Professional Nursing Program Faculty and Staff
  • Exemption Program for Clinical Preceptors and Their Children
  • Firefighters Taking Fire Science Courses
  • Foster Care Students
  • Military:  Children of U.S. Military who are Missing in Action or Prisoners of War (MIA/POWs)
  • Military:  Exemptions for Texas Veterans (Hazlewood Exemptions)
  • Military:  Texas National Guard Tuition Assistance Program
  • Military:  Orphans of Texas Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard
  • Senior Citizen, 65 or Older, Free Tuition for 6 Semester Hours
  • Senior Citizen, 65 or Older, Free Tuition for Auditing Courses  

For detailed information, go to College for Texans.  Click on "Paying for College," then "Types of Financial Aid."  Contact the TWU Registrar for required documentation to claim the exemption.

page last updated 11/18/2014 3:22 PM