Waivers/Exemptions

Listed below are waivers and exemptions that are processed through the University along with the eligibility requirements and instructions to apply. Eligible students are responsible for applying for the waiver or exemption, and ensuring the waiver or exemption has been applied towards their tuition and fees for the current semester. Students are responsible for payment of tuition and fees not covered under the waiver or exemption, and are subject to late payment penalties and late registration charges if tuition and fees are not paid.

Deadline to apply for waivers and exemptions:  12th class day for Fall and Spring semesters and 4th class day for Summer semesters

Definitions for the Table Below

Exemption (E):  Exemptions allow special groups of Texas residents or non-residents to enroll and pay a reduced amount of tuition and/or fees.

Waiver (W):  Waivers allow special groups of nonresidents to enroll and pay a reduced non-resident tuition rate.

TEC Citation:  The citation for the exemption or waiver in the Texas Education Code.

SB1210 Exempt:  Texas State Senate Bill 1210 adds requirements for students to receive continuing awards of most exemptions and some waivers.  Unless the exemption or waiver is exempt from SB 1210, the student must meet the university's financial aid GPA minimum for Satisfactory Academic Progress and must not have excess credit hours at the beginning of the semester in order to continue to receive an exemption or waiver.

Additional Information

Selective Service Requirement:  TEC Sec. 51.9095 requires that students comply with selective service registration in order to receive financial assistance from the state.  For information on providing proof of your selective service registration to the university, please visit Exemptions & Waivers - Selective Service Requirement.

E or W Program and Eligibility Requirements TEC Citation What is Exempted or Waived? SB1210 Exempt Apply To
E Adopted Students Formerly in Foster Care or Other Residential Care
  • Were in foster care or other residential care
  • Were adopted
  • Were the subject of an adoption assistance agreement under Subchapter D, Chapter 162, Texas Family Code
54.367 Tuition and Required Fees No Present certification from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) and return to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
E Blind/Deaf Students
  • Texas resident
  • Provide certification from DARS
54.364 Tuition and Required Fees General Deposit No Present certification from Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
E Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Peace Officers, Game Wardens, and Employees of Correctional Institutions 54.351 Tuition and Required Fees up to 120 hours No Present certification from Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
E Children of Professional Nursing Program Faculty and Staff 54.355 Tuition Only No Complete application found at College for All Texans
and submit to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
E Children of POWs and MIAs
  • Texas resident
  • Are 21 years of age or younger, or 25 years of age or younger and receiving most of his/her support from a parent
  • Have documentation from the Department of Defense that a parent, who is classified as a Texas resident, is missing in action or a prisoner of war
54.343 Tuition and Required Fees No Present documentation from the Department of Defense that a parent, who is classified as a Texas resident, is missing in action or a prisoner of war to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
E Dependents of Deceased Public Servants
  • Are a surviving spouse or a surviving minor child of certain public employees who died in the performance of his/her duty on or after September 1, 2000
54.354 Tuition and Required Fees For assistance with room and board and books, contact Scholarships and Financial Aid at 845-3236 No Present certification from employer of deceased public servant to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
E Ex-Prisoners of War
  • Texas resident
  • Texas resident at the time of original entry into the United States armed forces
  • Was first classified as a prisoner of war by the United States Department of Defense on or after January 1, 1999
  • Is enrolled for at least 12 semester credit hours
54.342 Tuition and Required Fees up to 120 hours For assistance with room and board and books, contact Scholarships and Financial Aid at 845-3236 Yes Enroll for at least 12 hours and present documentation from the Department of Defense showing current Texas residency as well as Texas residency at the time of entry into the United States armed forces to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
E Firefighters taking Fire Science Courses 54.353 Tuition and lab fees for courses offered as part of a fire science curriculum No Enroll in courses of a Fire Science Curriculum and present proof of employment as a paid fire fighter to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
E Foster Care/TX Dpt. Family Protective Svcs 54.366 Tuition and Required Fees Yes Present certification from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) and return to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
E

Governing Board Waivers 

Faculty & Staff Fee Exemption

  • Texas A&M University Faculty and Staff who are located in College Station and who are budgeted for at least 50% effort (including those with joint appointments)
  • All military personnel assigned to full-time Reserve Officers' Training Corp (ROTC) duty in the military science department at Texas A&M University
  • Baylor College of Dentistry Faculty or Staff
54.5035

TAMU/TAMUG/TAMU HSC:

Student Center Complex Fee
Recreational Sports Fee
Health Center Fee

Baylor College of Dentistry:

Group Hospital Fee
Computer Access Fee
Library Access Fee
Instr/Equip Enhancement Fee
Information Technology Fee
Medical Liability Insurance

No Complete Staff/Faculty Exemption Request and return to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
E Hazlewood Exemptions for Texas Veterans 54.341 Tuition and Required Fees (not including Student Services Fee) No Follow the steps located on Veteran Services' website to apply for the Hazlewood Exemption.
E Highest Ranking HS Scholar (Valedictorian)
  • Texas residents, nonresidents, or foreign students
  • Graduate from an accredited high school in the State of Texas
  • Graduate with the highest ranking in their high school
54.301 Tuition only for first two semesters (fall/spring) following graduation No

Present a copy of your official Texas Education Agency Highest Ranking High School Graduate declaration to
Scholarships & Financial Aid:

By email at scholarships@tamu.edu

In person at the Financial Aid Help Desk on the 2nd Floor of the Pavilion

By fax at (979) 847-9061

By mail to: PO Box 30016 College Station, TX 77842-3016

E Clinical Nurse Preceptors and/or their Children 54.356 $500 or actual tuition, whichever is less (other limitations apply) No Complete Preceptor Exemption application form and present to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
E TAPS Performers 54.344 $25 voucher issued No Deliver voucher to:
Student Business Services
GSC, Suite 2801
College Station, TX 77843
W

Academic Common Market

54.233 Non-resident Tuition N/A Present certification from the Texas ACM Coordinator at Academic Common Market to:
Texas A&M University
Office of Graduate and Professional Studies
302 J.K.W. Administration Building
College Station, TX 77843
W Citizens of Mexico (Pilot)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Only 40 awards are available each academic year
54.231 (c) Non-resident Tuition Yes Complete International Scholarships & Financial Aid Application
W College Faculty and their Dependents
  • Students who are non-resident faculty who are employed at least half-time on a regular monthly basis by any Texas public college or university
  • Students who are non-resident dependent children or a spouse of faculty who are employed at least half-time on a regular monthly basis by any Texas public college or university
54.211 Non-resident Tuition Yes Complete Faculty Waiver Form and return to employing department.
If the qualifying teacher or professor is working at an institution of higher education other than Texas A&M University, present the completed form and a letter from the employing institution to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
W Competitive Scholarship
  • Receive competitive scholarships of at least $4,000
54.213 Non-resident Tuition Yes Non-Resident Tuition Waivers list are provided to the awarding department for signature from the Scholarship and Financial Aid Department and submitted back to:
Scholarships & Financial Aid (MS 1252)
PO Box 30016 College Station, TX 77842-3016
Pavilion Financial Aid Help Desk (2nd Floor)
W Economic Development & Diversification 54.222 Non-resident Tuition Yes Present certification from employer to Texas Higher Education Coordination Board and return a copy to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
W Foreign Service Officer Stationed in Mexico
  • Foreign service officer employed by the U.S. Department of State
  • Assigned to duty in an office of the U.S. Department of State located in Mexico
54.206 Non-resident Tuition Yes Present documentation from the U.S. Department of State  to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
W Good Neighbor Scholarship Program 54.331 Tuition only GPA applies Apply at University Scholarship Application
W Military in Texas 54.241 Non-resident Tuition Yes

For military personnel stationed in Texas, present certification on military letterhead from commanding officer.

For military personnel stationed out of state, please complete Intent to Establish Residence in Texas Form and return with a copy of the service member's orders.

For veterans receiving educational benefits, please complete Intent to Establish Residence in Texas Form and return with certificate of eligibility from the VA.

Return to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001

W NATO Members and Families
  • Individuals who are members of a family in Texas in accordance with the agreement between the parties to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
54.232 Non-resident Tuition Yes Present documentation that the family is stationed in Texas in keeping with the North Atlantic Treaty to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
W Nursing Grad Students Planning to Teach
  • Registered nurse
  • Authorized to practice professional nursing in Texas
  • Enrolled in a program designed to lead to a master's degree or other higher degree in nursing
  • Intend to teach in a program in Texas designed to prepare students for licensure as registered nurses
54.251 Non-resident Tuition Yes Present documentation of eligibility to:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001
W Teaching and Research Assistants
  • Employed at least 50% effort
  • Spouse or child of teaching or research assistant employed at least 50% effort
  • Making Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Enrolled full-time for the semester
54.212 Non-resident Tuition Yes

Academic Departments:  Use TWAPMTS to enter the waiver

Students enrolled at one campus (CS, GV & HSC) and employed at another:  Complete the Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Request form.

Non-Academic Departments: Complete the Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Request form

Spouse/Dependent of TA/RA Employed at Texas A&M:  Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Spouse/Dependent Request and turn in to your employing department.

Spouse/Dependent of TA/RA employed at another Texas school:  Submit a letter from employer verifying employment of at least one-half time in a teaching or research assistant position AND proof of marriage or dependency.

W Texas Tomorrow Fund Contract 54.621 (c) Non-resident Tuition N/A Present copy of Texas Tomorrow Fund ID card to along with request for waiver of non-resident tuition:
Student Business Services
6001 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-6001