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Veteran Exemptions and Waiver

An exemption is a type of financial assistance that exempts certain Texas residents from the payment of partial or full tuition and, in some cases, mandatory fees. A waiver is a type of financial assistance that allows certain nonresidents of Texas to pay the in-state tuition rate.

In order to qualify for many of the tuition and/or fee exemptions or waivers, undergraduate students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, and graduate students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. Additionally, resident undergraduate students must not be subject to the fee for excessive hours, as determined by the Office of the Registrar in accordance with Texas Education Code ยง 54.014. The review of eligibility for state exemptions and waivers is performed on a term basis and does not result in a warning or probation term. Students who do not meet these criteria and who have extenuating circumstances may appeal using the appeal form.

Tuition Exemptions

Exemption for Ex-Prisoners of War

Children of U.S. Military who are Missing in Action or Prisoners of War (MIA/POWs)


Tuition Waivers

Military: Assigned to Duty in Texas

Military: After Assignment in Texas

Military: Honorably Discharged, Separated or Retired Veterans who Move to Texas

Military: Member, Spouse or Child who Remains Continuously Enrolled in Higher Education in Texas

Military: Persons Eligible for Veterans Educational Benefits, Their Spouses, and Children who Move to Texas

Military: Spouse and Dependents Who Previously Lived in Texas

Military: Survivors

Military: Texas National Guard Tuition Assistance Program

Military: Waiver for NATO Forces

Out-of-State Military: If Family Intent is to Make Texas Home