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Wrongfully Imprisoned Tuition Payment

General Information

  • Sec. 103.054. PAYMENT OF CERTAIN TUITION AND FEES. If requested by the claimant before the seventh anniversary of the date the claimant received the pardon or was granted relief as required by Section 103.001, tuition for up to 120 credit hours, including tuition charged under Section 54.0513, Education Code, or any other law granting an educational institution discretion to set the tuition rate, and any mandatory fees associated with attendance at the institution, charged by a career center or public institution of higher education shall be paid on behalf of the claimant. Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 180, Sec. 6, eff. September 1, 2009.

Eligibility: See Texas Education Code 51.9095.

Required Documentation

  • APPLICATION PROCEDURE. (a) As requested by the Texas Comptroller's Office, to apply for compensation under this subchapter, the claimant must file with the comptroller's judiciary section various required documents per Sec 103.051 of the Civil Practice and Remedies Code. Student must present document from Comptroller office indicating approval and authorizing payment.


  • Can be used for a maximum of 120 hours.

Tuition, Fees and Charges


Authorizing Department(s)

  • Office of Student Accounts, Davis Hall

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