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Tuition Exemptions/Waivers

Tuition Exemptions:

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.
For more information about exemptions and waivers, visit collegeforalltexans.com

Process for Students:

Proof of Qualification must be submitted prior to the first semester of use and can be submitted via fax, email, or in person at the Student Accounting Office S320.

Deadlines for Students:

Student accounting reserves the right not to accept Third Party contracts after the Official Day of Record for the term the contract is being utilized for.

Semester Submission Deadline
to Apply Exemption/Waiver to account before Payment Deadline*
Deadline to Utilize Exemption/Waiver for Semester
Fall 2019September 9, 2019 September 20, 2019
Winter Mini Session 2020December 11, 2019February 3, 2020
Spring 2020January 7, 2020February 3, 2020
*Payment for fees not covered by exemption/waiver or alternate payment arrangements must be submitted by the Payment Deadline to secure enrollment.

Listed below are the exemption programs available to Texas residents.

Exemptions Offered by UHD

  • 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
  • Combat Exemption for Children of Military Service Members
  • Exemption for Highest Ranking High School Graduate
  • Exemption for Peace Officers Disabled in the Line of Duty
  • Exemption for Peace Officers Enrolled in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Courses
  • 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 Program for Clinical Preceptors and Their Children
  • Firefighters Taking Fire Science Courses
  • Good Neighbor Scholarship Program
  • Military: Children of U.S. Military who are Missing in Action or Prisoners of War (MIA/POWs)
  • Military: Orphans of Texas Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard
  • Senior Citizen, 55 or Older, Tuition Reduction Program
  • Senior Citizen, 65 or Older, Free Tuition for 6 Credit Hours
  • Senior Citizen, 65 or Older, Free Tuition for Auditing Classes
  • Tuition Exemption for Current or Former Foster Care Students under the Conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS)

Optional Exemptions: Not Currently Offered at UHD

  • Educational Aide Exemption
  • Exemption Program for Children of Professional Nursing Program Faculty and Staff



Last updated 11/19/2019 2:10 AM