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Disabled Peace Officer

General Information

  • Exempt from tuition, fees, and charges except Property Deposit, charges for lodging, board, clothing, parking, and other voluntary and/or late fees and charges for which space is available.

Eligibility: See Texas Education Code SECTION 54.352 and 51.9095.

Required Documentation

  • The head of the department which employed the eligible employee at the time the permanent disability was sustained in the line of duty should file a certificate with the Coordinating Board which will then notify the institution of higher education to grant the exemption.


  • May be used for up to 12 semesters of undergraduate classes. May be used for Master's or Doctoral if officer has not previously received a Master's or Doctoral degree using the exemption. Must be Texas resident and has resided in Texas at least 12 month preceding the beginning of the semester for which the exemption is sought.

Tuition, Fees and Charges

  • Authorizes Texas resident tuition rates

Authorizing Department(s)

  • Office of Student Accounts, Davis Hall

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