Students Enrolled in Courses for Dual High School and College-Level Credit

Program Purpose

To encourage high school students to take challenging courses and get started on their college degrees.

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

  • Enrolled in a dual credit program at a Texas public college or university; and
  • Enrolled in courses for which the student will receive both course credit toward high school academic requirements and course credit toward a college degree.
  • Enroll in classes for which the college receives tax support (i.e., a course that does not depend solely on student tuition and fees to cover its costs).

Eligible Institutions

Available only for use at a Texas public college or university.

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

Award Amount

If this program is offered by the college or university, the college may opt to waive all or part of the tuition and fees charged for these courses.

Application Process

Contact your high school counselor to confirm whether or not the school district has an agreement with a local public community college to offer this exemption.

Additional Information

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