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Foster Care / TX Dept. of Family Protective Services

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.

Eligibility: See Texas Education Code SECTION 54.366 and 51.9095.


Required Documentation

  • Student must provide proof of having been in foster care or other residential care under the conservatorship of the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services.

Restrictions

  • A student is eligible for this exemption if they were in foster care or other residential care under the conservatorship of the Department of Protective and Regulatory Services:
  1. on the day preceding the student's 18th birthday; or
  2. on or after the day of the student's 14th birthday, if the student was also eligible for adoption on or after that day; or
  3. on the day the student graduated from high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma
  4. or during an academic term in which the student was enrolled in a dual credit course


AND the student enrolls in an institution of higher education (including dual credit course) not later than the student's 25th birthday.


Tuition, Fees and Charges

None


Authorizing Department(s)

  • Office of Student Accounts, Davis Hall

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