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Tuition Waivers & Exemptions

Waivers and exemptions are types of financial assistance that allow qualified Texas residents or eligible non-residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying a portion or all of their tuition and/or fees.


Academic Progress for Waivers and Exemptions - New Requirement Effective Fall 2014  

Section 54.2001 Continued Receipt of Exemptions and Waivers has been added to the Texas Education Code and requires Texas State University to comply with the new legislation.  Effective Fall 2014, in order to continue receiving certain exemptions and waivers, students must meet the University’s grade point average requirement for making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or certificate, in accordance with the institution’s policy regarding eligibility for financial aid.  In addition, hours considered excessive under Texas Education Code, Section 54.014 Tuition for Repeated or Excessive Hours, may not be eligible to receive the exemption or waiver.

 The GPA requirements are indicated in the table below:


Please select the following link for a current listing of Tuition Waivers & Exemptions honored at Texas State and the requirements for each program.

Completed request forms and documentation must be received in the Student Business Services Office, no later than the 12th class date of the fall and spring semesters; and the 4th class date of the summer semester. Request forms received after those dates will not be honored.

Any portion not covered by the waiver or exemption is the student's responsibility to pay by the appropriate semester due dates.

Additional information is available on the College for All Texans website.


Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Request Forms

PDF Military Personnel (PDF, 77.9 KB)

Tuition & Fee Exemption Request Forms

PDF Fireman Exemption (PDF, 82.9 KB)