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Peace Officer Exemption

General Information

Waives tuition and lab fees only. Does not exempt required fees. Waiver applies only to Criminal Justice courses for Peace Officers in an undergraduate Criminal Justice degree seeking program. Additional detailed information is available from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at and

Eligibility: See Texas Education Code SECTION 54.3531 and 51.9095.

Required Documentation

Letter from employing agency verifying officer's CURRENT employment and title as a peace officer and completed Application for Tuition Exemption per TEC 54.3531 form #2-65. The letter must be dated no more than one month prior to the date of application and is subject to verification. Form is available at Application_for_Tuition_Exemption_per_TEC_54_Peace_Officer.pdfPlease print form and complete. Completed exemption form and verification of employment must be presented together to the Office of Admissions, Records and Registration either in person at Room 129, E. E. Davis Hall, via fax at 817-272-3223, or scanned and submitted via email at Complete application packets are processed in the order received.


  • 1. Student must submit all required documentation to apply for exemption PRIOR to the last day of the institution's regular registration period for that semester/term; 2. Only required Criminal Justice courses for which the institution receives formula funding are eligible for the tuition exemption; 3. Exemption limited to no more than 20% of the maximum enrollment for that class; 4. Student must be currently employed as a peace officer by this state or by a political subdivision of Texas; 5. Student must be making satisfactory academic progress and enrolled as an undergraduate in an undergraduate Criminal Justice degree seeking program; 6. Student must be enrolled in the Criminal Justice class(es) for which the exemption is being requested at the time s/he submits the application; 7. Additional restrictions apply to Telecampus home and host students; see

Tuition, Fees and Charges


Authorizing Department(s)

  • Registrar's Office

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