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Fee Exemptions

Fee exemptions are issued only for the period in which a student is currently enrolled; therefore, applications must be submitted no later than the date of Commencement at the end of the spring semester or the official graduation date at the end of the summer session or fall semester. The following exemptions are available.

Accredited School Scholarship
Who is
eligible
Highest ranking graduate of an accredited Texas high school
Fees
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

Blind and deaf students
Who is
eligible
A blind disabled person, or a person whose sense of hearing is nonfunctional. The student must be a Texas resident.
Fees
exempted
Tuition, required fees, general property deposit
Where to
apply
Blind:
The University of Texas at Austin
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services, Division of Blind Services
P O Box 7639
Austin TX 78713-7639

Deaf:
Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
5811 Berkman Dr Ste 105
Austin TX 78723-2665

Children of disabled or deceased Texas firefighters and peace officers
Who is
eligible
Children under 21 years of age of disabled or deceased full-paid or volunteer firefighters, full-paid municipal, county, or state peace officers, custodians of the Department of Corrections, or game wardens
Fees
exempted
Tuition, required fees
Where to
apply
Attn: Student Services
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P O Box 12788
Austin TX 78711-2788

Children of prisoners of war or persons missing in action
Who is
eligible
Dependent person under 25 years of age who receives majority of support from parent. Parent must be classified by Department of Defense as a Prisoner of War or Missing in Action at time of registration.
Fees
exempted
Tuition, required fees
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
Student Accounts Receivable
Special Billing
P O Box 7398
Austin TX 78713-7398

Children of professional nursing faculty and staff members
Who is
eligible
The student must be a Texas resident under 25 years of age. The faculty or staff member must be a registered nurse and must be employed or under contract at the School of Nursing during all or part of the academic term for which an exemption is sought. Children of part-time faculty and staff members receive an exemption equivalent to the parent's percentage of employment. Eligibility ends when the student has received an exemption for ten semesters and/or summer sessions at any institution or has received a baccalaureate degree.
Fees
exempted
Tuition
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Nursing
Assistant Dean for Administration
1700 Red River Street
Austin TX 78701
(512) 471-9906

Clinical nursing preceptors and their dependents
Who is
eligible
The student must be a Texas resident under 25 years of age and must be enrolled at the University. The preceptor must be a registered nurse and must be under a written preceptor agreement with the School of Nursing during the semester for which an exemption is sought. Eligibility ends when the student has received an exemption for ten semesters and/or summer sessions at any institution or has received a baccalaureate degree.
Fees
exempted
Tuition up to $500
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
School of Nursing
Clinical Placement Coordinator
1700 Red River Street
Austin TX 78701
(512) 471-8039

Firefighters enrolled in fire science courses
Who is
eligible
Student enrolled in course offered as part of fire science curriculum
Fees
exempted
Tuition, laboratory fees
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
Student Accounts Receivable
Special Billing
P O Box 7398
Austin TX 78713-7398

Foster and adopted children
Who is
eligible
  • A student who was in the care or conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) on the day before his or her eighteenth birthday or the day of his or her graduation from high school or receipt of a GED; or was in the care or conservatorship of DFPS through his or her fourteenth birthday and was then adopted. The student must enroll within three years of the relevant date, but no later than his or her twenty-first birthday.
  • A student who was adopted and was the subject of an adoption assistance agreement under subchapter D, chapter 162, Texas Family Code
Fees
exempted
Tuition, required fees
Where to
apply
Obtain documents from the Department of Family and Protective Services and present to Student Accounts Receivable, Main Building 4

Hazlewood Act Exemption for children of Texas veterans
Who is
eligible
  • Natural and adopted children of members of the United States Armed Forces who were United States citizens and Texas residents when they entered the service and who died while in service, are missing in action, or whose deaths are documented to be directly caused by illness or injury connected to service in the armed forces of the United States during the Spanish-American War or World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict (June 27, 1950, to July 27, 1953), the Cold War (began June 27, 1950), the Vietnam era (December 21, 1961, to May 7, 1975), the Grenada and Lebanon era (August 24, 1982, to July 31, 1984), the Panama era (December 20, 1989, to January 21, 1990), the Persian Gulf War (August 2, 1990, to March 3, 1991), the National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks (began September 1, 2001), or any future national emergency declared in accordance with federal law.
  • Natural and adopted children of members of the Texas National Guard or the Texas Air National Guard who were killed since January 1, 1946, while on active duty in the service either of Texas or of the United States.
The student must
  • Have exhausted federal survivor benefits based on the death of a veteran parent and must be classified by the University as a Texas resident for the semester for which the exemption is sought.
  • Not be in default on an education loan made or guaranteed by the federal government or the State of Texas.
  • Have attempted fewer than 150 credit hours using the Hazlewood Act Exemption beginning with fall 1995.
Fees
exempted
Tuition, required fees (except student services fee and general property deposit)
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
Office of the Registrar
P O Box 7216
Austin TX 78713-7216

Hazlewood Act Exemption for Texas ex-servicemembers
Who is
eligible
The applicant must
  • Have served in the armed forces of the United States during the Spanish-American War or World War I, World War II, the Korean Conflict (June 27, 1950, to July 27, 1953), the Cold War (began June 27, 1950), the Vietnam era (December 21, 1961, to May 7, 1975), the Grenada and Lebanon era (August 24, 1982, to July 31, 1984), the Panama era (December 20, 1989, to January 21, 1990), the Persian Gulf War (August 2, 1990, to March 3, 1991), the National Emergency by Reason of Certain Terrorist Attacks (began September 1, 2001), or any future national emergency declared in accordance with federal law.
  • Have been a United States citizen at the time he or she entered the service.
  • At the time he or she entered the service, either resided in Texas as indicated by his or her place of entry on a Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD214) or been a resident of Texas as determined in accordance with the Texas Education Code.
  • Have served at least 181 days of active military duty and received an honorable discharge from service, a general discharge from service under honorable conditions, or an honorable separation from service.
  • Have exhausted his or her federal veteran's educational benefits.
  • Not be in default on an education loan made or guaranteed by the federal government or the State of Texas.
  • Have attempted fewer than 150 credit hours using the Hazlewood Act Exemption beginning with fall 1995.
  • Be classified by the University as a Texas resident for the semester for which the exemption is sought.
Fees
exempted
Tuition, required fees (except student services fee, general property deposit, and field trip fees)
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
Office of the Registrar
P O Box 7216
Austin TX 78713-7216

Senior citizens
Who is
eligible
Those age 65 or older. Applicant must submit copy of birth certificate.
Fees
exempted
Tuition up to six credit hours
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
Student Accounts Receivable
Special Billing
P O Box 7398
Austin TX 78713-7398

Surviving spouse and dependent children of certain deceased public servants (employees)
Who is
eligible
Surviving spouse and dependent children whose parent or spouse was killed in the line of duty while employed in certain public service positions
Fees
exempted
Tuition, required fees, room and board; textbook stipend
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
Student Accounts Receivable
Special Billing
P O Box 7398
Austin TX 78713-7398
 
Required fees include the aquatics complex fee, the Gregory Gymnasium renovation fee, the health services building fee, incidental fees, the information technology fee, the international education fee, laboratory fees, the library fee, the medical services fee, the recreational sports fee, the registration fee, the student services fee, the student services building fee, supplementary fees, and the Texas Union fee.
 
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Fee Waivers

A waiver allows for a portion of a student's tuition and/or required fees not to be paid. The student is responsible for payment of the remaining tuition and/or required fees not covered by the waiver. Waivers are issued only for the period in which a student is currently enrolled; therefore, applications must be submitted no later than the date of Commencement at the end of the spring semester or the official graduation date at the end of the summer session or fall semester.

Competitive scholarship recipients
Who is
eligible
Nonresident or international students receiving competitive scholarships for at least $1,000. Recipients must have competed with other students, including Texas residents, for the award, which must be administered by a school-recognized scholarship committee.
Fees
waived
Nonresident portion of tuition. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition. Waivers are granted to a limited number of students.
Where to
apply
Student's department (undergraduate or graduate student service office)

Economic diversification
Who is
eligible
Nonresident and domiciled international students whose families transferred to Texas as part of the state's Economic Development and Diversification Plan
Fees
waived
Nonresident portion of tuition. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition.
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
Office of Admissions / GIAC
P O Box 7608
Austin TX 78713-7608
http://www.collegefortexans.com/paying/finaidtypes.cfm

Faculty members, teaching assistants, and research assistants
Who is
eligible
Employee, or employee's dependent. The employee must have a qualifying job title for at least twenty hours per week and must be appointed monthly. The beginning employment date must be on or before the twelfth class day (fourth class day for a summer term). If the dependent is the spouse of the employee, a marriage license must be on file with Special Billing, Student Accounts Receivable, Main Building 4.
Fees
waived
Nonresident portion of tuition. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition.
Where to
apply
Enrolled students apply directly to the hiring department. Graduate School applicants may indicate interest in a teaching or research assistantship when they apply for admission.
https://utdirect.utexas.edu/acct/fb/waivers/

Good Neighbor Scholarship
Who is
eligible
Native-born citizens and residents from nations of the Western Hemisphere other than the United States. Applicant must furnish certified evidence of native-born citizenship and scholastic qualifications.
Fees
waived
Tuition
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
International Office
P O Drawer A
Austin TX 78713-7206

International students who hold visas allowing for domicile in the United States
Who is
eligible
International students establishing domicile in Texas and meeting residency requirements
Fees
waived
Nonresident portion of tuition. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition.
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
Office of Admissions / GIAC
P O Box 7608
Austin TX 78713-7608
http://www.utexas.edu/student/admissions/residency/

Mexican nationals
Who is
eligible
A limited number of students from Mexico who have financial need
Fees
waived
Nonresident portion of tuition. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition.
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
International Office
P O Drawer A
Austin TX 78713-7206
http://www.utexas.edu/international/

Military personnel stationed in Texas
Who is
eligible
Active-duty military personnel stationed in Texas, their spouses, and their children
Fees
waived
Nonresident portion of tuition. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition.
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
Office of Admissions / GIAC
P O Box 7608
Austin TX 78713-7608
http://www.utexas.edu/student/admissions/residency/

Nonresidents enrolled in the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan
Who is
eligible
Nonresident students whose tuition and fees are paid by the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan
Fees
waived
Nonresident portion of tuition. The Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan pays resident tuition and required fees. The student is responsible for program, service, and course related fees.
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
Student Accounts Receivable
Special Billing
P O Box 7398
Austin TX 78713-7398

Staff Educational Benefit
Who is
eligible
Active employees appointed as full-time for at least twelve continuous months as of the first class day. Requirements are given at http://www.utexas.edu/hr/staff/edben.html.
Fees
waived
Tuition for the college in which the employee is enrolled for one eligible course or more than one course not to exceed three credit hours.
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
Student Accounts Receivable
Special Billing
P O Box 7398
Austin TX 78713-7398
 
Required fees include the aquatics complex fee, the Gregory Gymnasium renovation fee, the health services building fee, incidental fees, the information technology fee, the international education fee, laboratory fees, the library fee, the medical services fee, the recreational sports fee, the registration fee, the student services fee, the student services building fee, supplementary fees, and the Texas Union fee.
 
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Third-Party Billing

Agencies outside the University may set up third-party billing arrangements that pay all or part of a student's tuition and fees. The student is responsible for any amount not covered by the third party. Arrangements must be made in advance with the Special Billing Office, Main Building 4.

Early High School Graduation Scholarship
Who is
eligible
Students who completed the recommended or advanced high school program in less than the normal time and meet additional eligibility requirements. More information is available from high school counselors and at http://www.collegefortexans.com/paying/finaidtypes.cfm.
Costs
covered
Tuition and required fees up to $3,000
Where to
apply
Attn: Student Services
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
P O Box 12788
Austin TX 78711-2788

Educational aides
Who is
eligible
School employees who have recently worked as educational aides and are enrolled in courses required for teacher certification
Costs
covered
Resident tuition and required fees except lab, supplementary, and incidental fees
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
Student Financial Services
Special Billing
P O Box 7758
Austin TX 78713-7758

TANF students
Who is
eligible
The student must be a Texas-resident Texas high school graduate enrolling in college within twenty-four months of high school graduation. He or she must be less than twenty-two years old at the time of enrollment and must have received financial assistance under Chapter 31, Human Resources Code (TANF), for not less than six months during the last year of high school.
Costs
covered
Tuition and required fees for one year
Where to
apply
Texas Health and Human Services Commission. The student should contact the local office.

Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan
Who is
eligible
Students enrolled in the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan. Plan enrollment, requirements, and payments determined and maintained by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts.
Costs
covered
Resident tuition and required fees. The student is responsible for program, service, and course related fees.
Where to
apply
The University of Texas at Austin
Student Accounts Receivable
Special Billing
P O Box 7398
Austin TX 78713-7398
 
Required fees include the aquatics complex fee, the Gregory Gymnasium renovation fee, the health services building fee, incidental fees, the information technology fee, the international education fee, laboratory fees, the library fee, the medical services fee, the recreational sports fee, the registration fee, the student services fee, the student services building fee, supplementary fees, and the Texas Union fee.
 
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