Adopted Students Formerly in Foster or Other Residential Care

Program Purpose

To provide college financial assistance to students who once were in foster or other residential care and have been adopted. (See also Foster Care Exemption)

Eligibility Requirements

Students who:

  • Were in foster or other residential care,
  • Were adopted, and
  • Were the subject of an adoption assistance agreement under Subchapter D, Chapter 162, Texas Family Code.

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

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

Tuition and fees for courses for which the college receives tax support. There are no durational limitations in statute referencing how many semesters or years a student may receive this exemption.

Application Process

Provide the college registrar written proof, from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS), of eligibility. To obtain a letter of eligibility from TDFPS, contact a representative in one of the district offices:

Adoption and Foster Care

Preparation for Adult Living (PAL)

Additional Information

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