Military: Assigned to Duty in Texas

Program Purpose

To provide a waiver of nonresident tuition to the member, spouse and dependent children of non-Texas members of the U.S. Armed Forces and Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service while they are stationed in Texas.

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 members of the U.S. Armed Forces or Commissioned Officers of the Public Health Service from states other than Texas, their spouses and/or children.

Although nonresidents, the member, spouse and children may pay the resident rate while stationed in Texas.

Eligible Institutions

Limited to Texas public colleges and universities.

Award Amount

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

Application Process

Provide the college with proof of current assignment to duty in Texas. The Office of the Registrar at each college or university normally processes waivers. If they do not process the waiver, they should be able to refer you to the proper office on campus.

Additional Information

  • Generally, student eligibility for a waiver must be established prior to or at the time of enrollment. Contact your college for additional information.

  • To read more about this program check out:

    Texas Education Code 54.241(b)

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