13.- Tuition Waiver
Disabled Peace Officers
Texas residents who have resided in Texas for the 12 months immediately preceding registration who were permanently disabled as a result of an injury sustained in performance of duties as a Texas peace officer and who are unable to continue duties as a peace officer are eligible to have tuition and fees (excluding class and laboratory fees) waived. This waiver will not exceed 12 semesters in an undergraduate program. For more information, contact the Admissions Office.
Children of Disabled Texas Firefighters and Peace Officers
Children under 21 years of age of full-paid or volunteer firefighters, full-paid municipal, county, state peace officers, custodians of the Department of Corrections, or game wardens who suffered an injury resulting in death or disability sustained in the line of duty may apply for tuition and required fee waivers. See the Admissions Office for more information.
Students who graduate from an accredited Texas high school as the highest ranking graduate may have their tuition exempted during their first two long semesters. For more information, contact the Admissions Office.
Early High School Graduates
Students who are Texas residents and who completed high school (a Texas accredited high school) in not more than 36 consecutive months are eligible for a tuition waiver up to $1,000. The Admissions Office has more information.
Students who during their last year of public high school in this state were dependent children receiving financial assistance under Chapter 31, Human Resources Code, for not less than six months are eligible for tuition and fee waivers for the first academic year in which the students enroll. In addition, the student must be younger than 22 years of age on the date of enrollment and must successfully complete the attendance requirements under Texas Education Code, Section 25.085. Furthermore, the student must enroll at the institution as an undergraduate student not later than the first anniversary of the date of graduation from a Texas public high school, must meet the entrance examination requirements of the institution before the date of enrollment, and must be classified as a resident. The Admissions Office should be contacted for additional information.
Texas residents certified as educational aides who are pursuing teacher certification and who meet a number of additional requirements may qualify for tuition waivers and be exempted from fees excluding class and laboratory fees. For a listing of the additional requirements, please contact the Admissions Office.