To permit junior/community colleges the opportunity to choose to offer students living outside their taxing district to pay in-district rates.
- Reside outside the district and own property subject to ad valorem taxation by the district or their dependents, or
- Reside outside the district and in the taxing district of a contiguous public junior college district, or
- Reside outside the district but within the service area of the district (if the individual is not in an ineligibible independent school district and also demonstrates financial need).
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.
This exemption from out-of-district charges may be used at any public junior/community college in Texas which chooses to offer the program.
The process for applying for a tuition exemption varies from college to college. Normally, the office of the registrar processes tuition exemptions. However, exemptions may also be processed by the admissions office and/or financial aid. The student must be able to provide the college or university with proof that he/she meets the program eligibility requirements.