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Webinar Training  Definition  Eligible Institutions  Administration of Exemptions  Exemption Programs  Mandatory  Optional Exemptions and Waivers.

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3  Definition  Eligible Institutions  Administration of Exemptions  Exemption Programs  Mandatory  Optional Exemptions and Waivers

4 Exemptions allow eligible students to enroll in public institutions of higher education while paying a decreased amount of tuition and/or fees. Most are targeted to specific populations identified as warranting special consideration related to paying for higher education costs. Question: Is an exemption the same as a waiver? Answer: No. An exemption covers all or a portion of a student’s tuition and/or fees, while a waiver allows special groups of non- resident students to pay a reduced, nonresident tuition rate. Question: Is an exemption the same as a waiver? Answer: No. An exemption covers all or a portion of a student’s tuition and/or fees, while a waiver allows special groups of non- resident students to pay a reduced, nonresident tuition rate. Exemptions and Waivers

5  Texas public universities and health-related institutions  Texas public community, technical, and state colleges Question: Does the Coordinating Board (CB) administer exemption programs? Answer: No. Exemption programs are generally administered locally at each institution. Question: Does the Coordinating Board (CB) administer exemption programs? Answer: No. Exemption programs are generally administered locally at each institution. With few exceptions, institutions are required to cover the “costs” of the exemption programs via foregone tuition and fees. Exemptions and Waivers

6  Institutions identify the documentation needed to support a student’s claim of eligibility.  Once eligibility is determined, billing is adjusted accordingly and the student pays the remaining balance of expenses (if any).  Most statutes governing exemptions do not include a deadline date by which students must prove eligibility. Question: Is there a standard exemption application form? Answer: No. Unless specified in statute, application forms and required documentation varies by institution. Question: Is there a standard exemption application form? Answer: No. Unless specified in statute, application forms and required documentation varies by institution. Exemptions and Waivers

7 Exemption Programs Mandatory Optional There are two types of Exemption Programs: Requires all institutions to honor provisions in statute for all qualifying students. Provides discretion for institutional governing boards to implement. Exemptions and Waivers

8 Target Population Value AdoptedTuition & fees, no limit Children of disabled Firefighters/Peace Officers Tuition & required fees, up to 120 hrs Children of Nurse FacultyTuition, up to 10 semesters Children of POWs and MIAsTuition & fees, except deposit fees Concurrent EnrollmentDifference minimum & per hr tuition Deaf and BlindTuition & fees, no limit Dependents of Deceased Public Servants Tuition, fees, books, living stipend Ex-Prisoners of WarTuition, fees, books, living stipend Exemptions and Waivers

9 Target Population Value AdoptedTuition & fees, no limit Children of disabled Firefighters/Peace Officers Tuition & required fees, up to 120 hrs Children of Nurse FacultyTuition, up to 10 semesters Children of POWs and MIAsTuition & fees, except deposit fees Concurrent EnrollmentDifference minimum & per hr tuition Deaf and BlindTuition & fees, no limit Dep. Deceased Public ServantsTuition, fees, books, living stipend Ex-Prisoners of WarTuition, fees, books, living stipend Question: Can the Adoption exemption be used for graduate school and doctoral work? Answer: Yes. There are no durational limitations in statute referencing how many semesters or years a student may receive this exemption. Exemptions and Waivers

10 Target PopulationValue Firefighters -Fire Science CoursesTuition & lab fees Foster Care/TX Dept. Family Protective Services Tuition & fees, no limit Peace OfficersTuition & lab fees, criminal justice/law enforcement courses Preceptors and/or Their ChildrenUp to $500 tuition for 10 terms “TAPS” Performers$25 towards tuition & fees per performance at military funerals Texas Tomorrow FundDifference between contract value and actual tuition & fees Exemptions and Waivers

11 Target PopulationValue Firefighters -Fire Science CoursesTuition & lab fees Foster Care/TX Dept. Family Protective Services Tuition & fees, no limit Peace OfficersTuition & lab fees, criminal justice/law enforcement courses Preceptors and/or Their ChildrenUp to $500 tuition for 10 terms “TAPS” Performers$25 towards tuition & fees per performance at military funerals Texas Tomorrow FundDifference between contract value and actual tuition & fees Question: What is the main difference between the fire science exemption and the peace officer exemption? Answer: Core curriculum classes are covered for the fire science exemption as long as the institution determines they are a part of the fire science curriculum in which the student is enrolled. Only classes related to criminal justice or law enforcement are covered, core classes are not. Question: Can a student who was in foster care in another state be eligible for the foster care exemption in Texas? Answer: No. The student must have been in foster care in the state of Texas. Exemptions and Waivers

12 Target PopulationValue Designated TuitionDesignated tuition Disabled Peace Officers Tuition & required fees, up to 12 hrs undergrad, 1 st masters, 1 st doctoral Distance Learning Irrelevant fees -off-campus learners Dual Enrollment Jr CollegeSome or all tuition & fees Dual Enrollment All InstitutionsSome or all tuition & fees Fully- Funded CoursesTuition & fees, if paid by a 3rd party Highest Ranking HS ScholarTuition only for two regular terms Interinstitutional Academic Programs Tuition and required fees Irrelevant FeesIrrelevant fees– off-campus learners Exemptions and Waivers

13 Target PopulationValue Designated TuitionDesignated tuition Disabled Peace OfficersTuition & required fees, up to 12 hrs undergrad, 1 st masters, 1 st doctoral Distance LearningIrrelevant fees -off-campus learners Dual Enrollment Jr CollegeSome or all tuition & fees Dual Enrollment All InstitutionsSome or all tuition & fees Fully- Funded CoursesTuition & fees, if paid by a 3rd party Highest Ranking HS ScholarTuition only for two regular terms Interinstitutional Academic ProgsTuition and required fees Irrelevant FeesIrrelevant fees– off-campus learners Question: What tuition is covered for the Highest Ranking High School graduate exemption? Answer: Statutory, designated, and/or board authorized tuition. Exemptions and Waivers

14 Target PopulationValue Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine A mandatory or discretionary fee Out-of-district StudentsAll or part of out-of-district tuition Presidential Educational Scholarship A mandatory or discretionary fee Prorated Fees for Term LengthFees Senior Citizen 55+ Tuition & Fees: audit hours/<=6 hrs Lowered tuition rate Senior Citizen 65+Tuition up to 6 hrs Student Services FeeStudent services fee Three Peat FeeNo 3-peat penalty Reduction for >=15 HoursTuition reduction up to 3 hrs Exemptions and Waivers

15 Public colleges and universities may, but are not required to, provide the following exemptions; however, the state no longer funds these programs:  Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)  Children of Military Deployed to Combat  Educational Aide Exemption Exemptions and Waivers

16 Congratulations! You have successfully completed the Exemptions Training series. For More Information Web: Get All the Facts

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