Adopted Students Formerly in Foster or Other Residential Care

The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to students who once were in foster or other residential care and have been adopted. The exemption covers the tuition and fees for courses for which UT Dallas receives state tax support.

In order to be eligible for the exemption, you must have been:

Additionally, undergraduate students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and must not be subject to the fee for excessive hours, as determined by the Office of the Registrar. Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Provide the Office of Financial Aid with written proof of eligibility from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS). To obtain a letter of eligibility from TDFPS, contact a representative in one of the district offices:

Contact the Department of Family and Protective Services or your adoption assistance case worker for additional information.

Per House Bill 452, 82nd Legislature, assistance locating temporary housing between academic terms (fall, spring, and summer) may be available to eligible students who were in foster care on the day preceding their eighteenth birthday and who were enrolled full-time at a public institution in the previous term and are registered or committed to enrolling full-time at a public institution in the subsequent term.