Funding to award Combat Exemptions to eligible students for the 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 academic years is not available. Click on Military in Texas for information on other student financial assistance for military members and their families.
To provide an education benefit to a child, or stepchild, of a member of the Armed Forces who is deployed to active duty in a combat zone outside the United States.
Dependent child or stepchild who:
- Is a Texas resident or is entitled to pay resident tuition,
- Has a parent who is a member of the U. S. Armed Forces, and
- Is enrolled for any semester or other academic term during which the service member of the armed forces is deployed on active duty for the engaging in a combative military operation outside the United States.
The awards are available only for use at a Texas public college or university.
To access listings of Texas public colleges and universities, follow this link to Texas Institutions of Higher Education and select any of the schools listed under the Texas Public Institutions.
**Note: The schools listed under Independent Institutions do NOT qualify for this exemption.
The exemption covers the student's tuition only--fees are not covered.
Contact the financial aid office at the Texas public college or university you are/will be attending for information on claiming this exemption. Students must be able to provide proof of meeting the program’s eligibility requirements, as outlined above.
Child must provide proof (ex- military orders, pay records from service member’s unit to which he/she is assigned, etc.) of service member’s deployment from the Department of Defense for the relevant semester or academic term. If additional documentation is needed, students may wish to contact the National Personnel Records Center at (314) 801-0800 or by writing:
National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Avenue
St. Louis, Missouri 63132-5100
Contact the financial aid office or the registrar's office at the college for additional information or assistance with this program.To read more about this program check out: Texas Education Code, 54.2031 and Coordinating Board Rule, Chapter 21, Subchapter NN.
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