To help enable blind and deaf students to attend public colleges or universities in the state of Texas.
- Texas residents
- Declare a program of study at the time he/she applies for the exemption
- Provide certification from the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services of status as a blind person or a deaf person
- 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)
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.
All dues, fees, and enrollment charges whatsoever for which exemptions may be lawfully made, including: fees for correspondence courses, general property deposit fees, and student service fees; but, does not include fees or charges for lodging, board, or clothing. No funds may be used to pay tuition for continuing education classes for which the college receives no state tax support.
- Provide the registrar with certification from the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services of status as a blind person or a deaf person
- Provide the registrar a written statement of purpose indicating which certificate, degree program, or professional enhancement will be pursued
- Provide the registrar a copy of the high school transcript and a letter of recommendation
- Provide the registrar proof that all admissions requirements have been met