Military: Member, Spouse or Child who Remains Continuously Enrolled in Higher Education in Texas

Program Purpose

To provide a waiver of nonresident tuition for members of the U.S. Armed Forces or commissioned officers in the U.S. Public Health Service, their spouse or child. (Effective for students enrolled in Fall 2003)

NOTE: This webpage is intended to provide basic information for the public by highlighting requirements that appear in the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC). When reviewing eligibility requirements this exemption program, you should always refer to the relevant statutes and rules. The information on this webpage is to be used solely as a resource and does not override the statute or rules for this exemption program. It is not intended as, and does not constitute, legal advice.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Individuals who are or were members of the U.S. Armed Forces or commissioned officers of the U.S. Public Health Service and/or the spouse or child of such persons;
  • Were eligible to pay tuition at the resident rate while enrolled in a degree or certificate program at a Texas public college or university in Spring 2003 or Summer 2003 (or any semester thereafter); and
  • Remain continuously enrolled (fall/spring) in the same degree or certificate program in subsequent terms or semesters.

Individuals are not required to enroll in a summer term to meet the "continuous enrollment" requirement.

The student's eligibility to pay tuition and fees at the rate provided for Texas students does not terminate because the person, spouse or parent is no longer a member of the U.S. Armed Forces or commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service.

Eligible Institutions

Texas public colleges and universities.

Award Amount

This program permits nonresident students to pay tuition and fees at the resident rate.

Application Process

The Office of the Registrar at each college normally processes waivers. If they do not process waivers, they should be able to refer you to the proper office on campus.

Additional Information

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