Tuition & Fee Exemptions
Are you eligible for 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. 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 All Texans. Contact the TWU Registrar for required documentation to claim the exemption.