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Exemption from Fees

Fee exemptions are issued only for the period in which a student is currently enrolled; therefore, applications must be submitted no later than commencement day at the end of the spring semester or the official graduation date at the end of the summer session or fall semester. Detailed information about fee exemptions is in the table below.


Accredited School Scholarship

Eligibility: Highest ranking graduate of an accredited Texas high school

Exempted: Tuition during first two semesters (long session) following graduation

Where to apply: Obtain certification from high school and present to Student Accounts Receivable, Main Building 4


AFDC students

Eligibility: Texas high school graduate

Texas resident

Enrollment in college within twelve months of high school graduation

Age less than 22 at the time of enrollment

During the last year of high school, receipt of financial assistance under Chapter 31, Human Resources Code (AFDC), for not less than six months

Exempted: Tuition and required fees for one year

Where to apply: Texas Department of Human Services (contact local office)


Blind and deaf students

Eligibility: A blind disabled person, or a person whose sense of hearing is nonfunctional

Must be a Texas resident

Exempted: Tuition; required fees; general property deposit

Where to apply: Blind:
Texas Commission for the Blind
Flawn Academic Center 7
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712

Deaf:
Texas Rehabilitation Commission
Flawn Academic Center 4
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712


Children of disabled Texas firefighters and peace officers

Eligibility: Children under 21 years of age of disabled full-paid or volunteer firefighters, full-paid municipal, county, or state peace officers, or custodians of the Department of Corrections, or game wardens

Exempted: Tuition; required fees

Where to apply: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Attn: Student Services
7745 Chevy Chase Drive
Austin, TX 78752


Children of prisoners of war or persons missing in action

Eligibility: Dependent person under 25 years of age who receives majority of support from parent

Parent classified by Department of Defense as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action at time of registration

Exempted: Tuition; required fees

Where to apply: Student Accounts Receivable
Special Tuition Billing
P O Box 7398
Austin, TX 78713-7398


Children of Texas veterans

Eligibility: Children of members of the armed forces who were killed in action or whose death is documented to be directly caused by illness or injury related to service in the armed forces in World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Cold War (February 1, 1955 to present), the Vietnam era (December 21, 1961, to May 7, 1975), the Grenada and Lebanon era (August 24, 1982, to July 31, 1984), or the Persian Gulf War (August 2, 1990, to present), and children of members of the Texas National Guard killed since January 1, 1946, while on active duty

Must have resided in the state at least twelve months immediately preceding date of registration

Not eligible for federal education benefits

Must not be in default on a federal or state loan granted or guaranteed for educational purposes

Exempted: Tuition; laboratory fees; supplementary fees; general fee

Where to apply: Office of the Registrar
Main Building 1
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1157


Early high school graduation

Eligibility: Completion of high school in no more than thirty-six continuous months

Exempted: Tuition up to $1,000

Where to apply: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Attn: Student Services
7745 Chevy Chase Drive
Austin, TX 78752


Firefighters enrolled in fire science courses

Eligibility: Enrolled in course offered as a part of fire science curriculum

Exempted: Tuition; laboratory fees

Where to apply: Student Accounts Receivable
Special Tuition Billing
P O Box 7398
Austin, TX 78713-7398


Foster children

Eligibility: Individuals who were in foster care or other residential care under the conservatorship of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services on or after the day preceding the individual's eighteenth birthday

Exempted: Tuition; required fees

Where to apply: Obtain documentation from the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services and present to Student Accounts Receivable, Main Building 4


General fee

Eligibility: Students for whom payment of fee causes undue economic hardship--number of exemptions limited to 5 percent of total enrollment

Exempted: General fee

Where to apply: Office of Student Financial Services
P O Box 7758
Austin, TX 78713


Good Neighbor Scholarship

Eligibility: Native-born citizens and residents from nations of the Western Hemisphere other than the United States
Furnish certified evidence of native-born citizenship and scholastic qualifications

Exempted: Tuition

Where to apply: International Office
PO Drawer A
Austin, TX 78713


Senior citizens

Eligibility: Age 65 or older

Copy of birth certificate

Exempted: Tuition up to six credit hours

Where to apply: Student Accounts Receivable
Special Tuition Billing
PO Box 7398
Austin, TX 78713-7398


Texas ex-servicemen

Eligibility: Resided in Texas for 12 months prior to registration
A bona fide legal resident of Texas at time entered service

Served in armed forces in World War II, the Korean Conflict, the Cold War (February 1, 1955 to present), the Vietnam era (December 21, 1961, to May 7, 1975), the Grenada and Lebanon era (August 24, 1982, to July 31, 1984), or the Persian Gulf War (August 2, 1990, to present)

Honorably discharged

Not eligible for federal education benefits

Served at least 180 days active duty, excluding training

Not in default on a federal or state loan granted or guaranteed for educational purposes

Exempted: Tuition; laboratory fees; supplementary fees; general fee; (field trip fees not included)

Where to apply: Office of the Registrar
Main Building, Room 1
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX 78712-1157


Required fees include the general fee, the health services building fee, incidental fees, the information technology fee, the international education fee, laboratory fees, the library fee, the Martin Luther King Jr. statue fee, the medical services fee, the recreational sports fee, the registration fee, the student services fee, supplementary fees, the Undergraduate Writing Center fee, and the Union fee.

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