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Financial Aid

Exemptions and Waivers

Specific eligibility requirements under these provisions may be obtained from the UT Tyler Enrollment Services Center or at www.CollegeForAllTexans.com. Exemption and Waiver classifications include, but may not be limited to, the following:

All UT Tyler students receiving an Exemption or Waiver at The University of Texas at Tyler , who have not filed the FAFSA, must now complete a Statement of Selective Service Registration Status form. Please submit the form to the Enrollment Services Center.

Exemptions

Exemptions are a type of financial assistance allowing certain Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition, or in some cases, tuition and fees. Requests for exemption of tuition and/or certain fees must be completed prior to the census date each semester. The census dates for each semester are listed on the Registrar's Office Website.

Students who completely withdraw from classes prior to the census date each

semester will be responsible for any balances on their student account.

Adopted Students Formerly in Foster or Other Residential Care
To provide college financial assistance to students who once were in foster or other residential care and have been adopted.

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Blind/Deaf Student Exemption Program

To help enable blind and deaf students to attend public colleges or universities in the state of Texas.

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Peace Officers, Game Wardens, and Employees of Correctional Institutions
To Provide a benefit to the children of persons who have been disabled or killed in the line of duty while serving the community.

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Children of Professional Nurse Faculty and Staff
To provide an exemption of tuition to eligible students to encourage their parents to continue employment as professional nurse faculty or staff members in the State of Texas.

 

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Clinical Preceptors and Their Children
To provide a partial exemption from the payment of tuition to eligible persons employed as clinical preceptors and to their children in order to encourage the preceptors to continue their employment and induce others to seek such employment in the State of Texas.

 

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Combat Exemption for Children of Military Service Members
To provide an education benefit to a child, stepchild, of a member of the Armed Forces who is deployed to active duty in a combat zone outside the United States. 

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

This program will not be funded beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year.

Early High School Graduation Scholarship (EHS)
To provide tuition and fee assistance to students completing grades 9-12 early or with a significant number of college hours; thus, enabling and encouraging these students to attend college in Texas.

This program will not be funded beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year.

Educational Aide Exemption
Texas needs more qualified teachers. That's why the State created a program that covers tuition and some fees for Education Aides who enroll in college to become certified Texas teachers.

This program will not be funded beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year.

Firefighters Taking Fire Science Courses
To encourage persons employed as fire fighters to take college courses designed to help them in their work.


Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Foster Care Students
To provide college financial assistance to students who were in foster care when they turned 18 years of age.


Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Highest Ranking High School Graduate
To provide an award to students graduating top in their classes in high school.

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date.

Military: Hazlewood Exemption for Texas Veterans & their Dependents
To provide an education benefit to honorably discharged or separated Texas veterans.


*There has been a change in the citizenship requirement for the Hazlewood Exemption Program. It is no longer required that the applicant be a U.S. citizen. The applicant must be a permanent resident of the state of Texas. The change is effective as of Spring 2008.


Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the
census date each semester.

Military: Children of U.S. Military Missing in Action or Prisoners of War
To provide an education benefit to the children of persons listed as Missing in Action or Prisoners of War by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Military: Texas National Guard Tuition Assistance Program
To provide an exemption from the payment of tuition to certain members of the Texas National Guard, Texas Air Guard, or the State Guard.

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Peace Officers Disabled in the Line of Duty
To provide a benefit to persons who were injured in the line of duty while serving as Peace Officers.

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Peace Officers Enrolled in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Courses
To encourage persons employed as peace officers to take college courses designed to help them in their work.

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Senior Citizen, 65 or Older, Free Tuition for 6 Credit Hours
To encourage senior citizens to continue their education and keep involved with local colleges and universities.

 

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

 

Senior Citizen, 65 or Older, Free Tuition for Auditing Classes
To encourage senior citizens to continue their education and keep involved with local colleges and universities.

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.


Surviving Spouse and Dependent Children of Certain
Deceased Public Servants (Employees)
To provide free tuition and fees, free textbooks, and possibly free room and board to certain students whose parent or spouse was killed in the line of duty while employed in certain public service positions.

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

TANF Exemption Program
To help children whose parents received TANF (Temporary Assistance to Needy Families) get a start in college.


Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.


This program will not be funded beginning with the 2011-2012 academic year.

 

Waivers

Waivers pertain to certain students who are not Texas residents. Requests for waiver of non-resident tuition must be completed prior to the census date each semester. The census dates for each sememster are listed on the Registrar's Office Website.

100 Mile Waiver for Residents of Arkansas, Louisiana or Oklahoma Enrolled in Texas Public Universities (Bordering State Waiver)
This tuition waiver only applies to individuals who are residents of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.


Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Competitive Scholarship Waiver
To allow a public institution to grant a waiver of nonresident tuition charges to individuals who receive scholarships totaling at least $1,000 awarded by their institution in competition open both to residents and to nonresidents.

 

Economic Development and Diversification Waiver
In-state Tuition Incentive may be offered by the Economic Development & Tourism division of the Office of the Governor to qualified businesses that are in the decision-making process to relocate or expand their operations into Texas. The incentive allows employees and family members of the qualified businesses to pay the Texas resident tuition rate at a Texas public institution of higher education without first establishing residency. Employees and family members moving to Texas after the incentive designation expires must reside in Texas for a 12-month period before being able to pay the Texas resident tuition rate.


Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Military
Please select the link above to review all waivers available to members of the United States Military.

 

Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Research Assistants and Teaching Assistants Waiver
To permit an individual employed at least half time by a public institution of higher education as a research or teaching assistant, and his/her spouse and children, to enroll in public institutions in Texas while paying the resident tuition rate.


Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

Waiver for College Faculty and their Dependents
To provide a waiver of nonresident tuition to teachers and professors employed at least half-time on a regular monthly salary basis by any Texas public college or university. Such waiver is also applicable to the spouse and dependent children of the teacher or professor.


Documentation must be submitted to the Enrollment Services Center prior to the census date each semester.

 

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