Texas offers various programs that exempt or waive tuition, fees, and other expenses related to attending public institutions of higher education. Programs offered can be mandatory which require participation while others are optional.

All exemption or waiver programs, whether mandatory or optional, apply only to courses for which an institution can receive formula funding.

Formula Funding: the method used to allocate appropriated sources of funds among institutions of higher education. Formula-funded courses are those that do not depend solely on student tuition and fees to cover their costs.

Blind/Deaf Student Exemption

Children of Disabled or Deceased Firefighters & Law Enforcement Officers

Children of Professional Nursing Program Faculty and Staff

Competitive Scholarship Waiver

Education Benefits for Certain Survivors

Peace Officers & Firefighters Disabled in the Line of Duty

Peace Officers Enrolled in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Courses