The deadline for Waivers and Exemptions is the 12th class day for Fall and Spring semesters and 4th class day for Summer semesters.
Listed below are waivers and exemptions that are processed through the University along with 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 toward 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.
Exemptions (E): Exemptions allow special groups of Texas residents or non-residents to enroll and pay a reduced amount of tuition and/or fees.
Waivers (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.
Submittal of documentation and forms for waivers and exemptions: With few exceptions as noted in the "Apply To" column below, most forms and documentation should be submitted to Student Business Services.
By Fax: (979) 845-9406
By Mail: Texas A&M University-Student Business Services
College Station, TX 77843-6001
In Person: General Services Complex, Suite 2801
|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
||54.367||Tuition and Required Fees||Yes||Present certification from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) and return to: Student Business Services|
||54.364||Tuition and Required Fees General Deposit||No||Present certification from the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) to Student Business Services|
|E||Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Peace Officers, Game Wardens, and Employees of Correctional Institutions
||54.351||Tuition Only||No||Complete application found at College for All Texans and submit to: Student Business Services|
|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|
|E||Children of POWs and MIAs
||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|
|E||Dependents of Deceased Public Servants
Tuition and Required Fees
For assistance with room, board and books, please submit all receipts to email@example.com for reimbursement.
Tuition and Required Fees: Present certification from employer of deceased public servant to: Student Business Services
Room & Board and Books: please submit all receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org for reimbursement.
|E||Ex-Prisoners of War
||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
|E||Firefighters taking Fire Science Courses
||54.353||Tuition and lab fees for courses offered as part of a fire science curriculum||No||Present proof of employment as a paid firefighter or active membership for at least one year in an eligible volunteer fire department to: Student Business Services|
|E||Foster Care/TX Dpt. Family Protective Services
||54.366||Tuition and Required Fees||Yes||Present certification from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) and return to: Student Business Services|
|E||Governing Board Waivers
Faculty & Staff Fee Exemption
Student Center Complex Fee Recreational Sports Fee
Baylor College of Dentistry:
|No||Complete Staff/Faculty Exemption Request and return to: Student Business Services|
|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)
||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 email@example.com
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|
|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)
||54.231(c)||Non-resident Tuition||Yes||Complete International Scholarships & Financial Aid Application|
|W||College Faculty and their Dependents
||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|
||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|
|W||Foreign Service Officer Stationed in Mexico
||54.206||Non-resident Tuition||Yes||Present documentation from the U.S. Department of State to: Student Business Services|
|W||Good Neighbor Scholarship Program
||54.331||Tuition||only GPA applies||Apply at University Scholarship Application|
|W||Military in Texas
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
|W||NATO Members and Families
Present documentation that the family is stationed in Texas in keeping with the North Atlantic Treaty to: Student Business Services
|W||Nursing Grad Students Planning to Teach
Present documentation of eligibility to: Student Business Services
|W||Teaching and Research Assistants
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 to: Student Business Services
|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
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.
Waivers and Exemptions will not cover Study Abroad Program charges. Exemptions and Waivers are for state-funded courses only, and the university does not receive any state funding for Study Abroad Program charges. (TEC Sec.54.2002)
With few exceptions as noted in the "Apply To" column below, most forms and documentation should be submitted to Student Business Services.