Adopted Students Formerly under the Conservatorship of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS)

Program Purpose

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

Eligibility Requirements

Two types of adopted students meet the eligibility requirement. Those who:

  • Were in foster care and adopted on or after September 1, 2009; or
  • Were adopted, and the subject of an adoption assistance agreement with TDFPS under Subchapter D, Chapter 162, Texas Family Code.

Eligible Institutions

Available only for use at a Texas public college or university. Most public institutions of higher education have designated a Liaison Officer to provide assistance to their students formerly under the conservancy of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. List of Designated Liaisons

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 an adopted student may receive this exemption.

Application Process

General questions may be located at the Department of Family and Protective Services or contact TDFPS adoption assistance eligibility staff for additional assistance at  Regional Adoption Assistance Contacts.

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 regional offices. Form K-908-1003 is the TDFPS verification of written proof.

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