Exemption Program for Children of Professional Nursing Program Faculty and Staff

Program Purpose

To provide an exemption of tuition to eligible students to encourage their parents to continue employment as professional nurse faculty or staff members in the State of Texas.

Eligibility Requirements

To receive an award through the Exemption Program for Children of Professional Nursing Faculty and Staff, a student shall: (1) be a resident of Texas, (2) not have been granted a baccalaureate degree, (3) be enrolled at an institution that offers an undergraduate or graduate program of professional nursing, (4) be the child of an individual who:

  • at the beginning of the semester or other academic term for which an exemption is sought: (i) holds a master's or doctoral degree in nursing, and is employed full-time by a undergraduate or graduate professional nursing program offered by the institution that the child is attending and is employed as a member of the faculty or staff with duties that include teaching, performing research, serving as an administrator, or performing other professional services other than serving as a teaching assistant, or (ii) holds a baccalaureate degree in nursing and is employed by a professional nursing program offered by the institution as a full-time teaching assistant, or
  • during all or part of the semester or other academic term for which an exemption is sought: (i) holds a master's or doctoral degree in nursing, and has contracted with an undergraduate or graduate professional nursing program in this state to serve as a full-time member of its faculty or staff with duties that include teaching, performing research, serving as an administrator, or performing other professional services other than serving as a teaching assistant, or (ii) holds a baccalaureate degree in nursing and has contracted with a professional nursing program offered by the institution to serve as a full-time teaching assistant.

(5) be enrolled at the same institution of higher education at which the student's parent is currently employed or with which the parent has contracted, either as a professional nursing faculty or staff member, (6) Register for the Selective Service or be exempt from this requirement.

New Requirements Fall, 2014

Senate Bill 1210 (83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session) adds a Grade Point Average requirement for persons to receive continuation awards through the program. The Bill also establishes a Limit to the Total Number of Hours, cumulative, that a student may take and continue to receive awards through this program. These changes go into effect in fall, 2014. Contact your institution for more information.

Eligible Institutions

This exemption is only available at Texas public institutions.

To access listings of Texas public colleges and universities, follow the link to Texas Public Institutions.

Award Amount

The tuition covers the student's tuition only--fees are not covered.

Application Process

Complete the application and submit the form to the financial aid or registrar's office at the college. Download the application (PDF) or, contact the financial aid office or registrar's office on campus for a paper copy.

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