Waivers and Exemptions

What are Waivers and Exemptions?

Definitions:    

1.  Waiver means that nonresident tuition is put aside and the student is assessed the Texas resident rate of tuition based on specific situations.

         2.  Exemption means the student is not required to pay a portion or all of the tuition and fees based on specific qualifications.

How to Request a Waiver or Exemption

Waivers and Exemptions must be requested prior to or during the academic term (Fall, Spring, Summer) in which they are registered and no later than the 12th class day for the Fall and Spring semesters and the 4th class day for summer sessions.

All students receiving a reduction in or an exemption from the payment of state tuition must meet Federal Selective Service Registration requirements excluding the Academic Common Market Waiver and the Texas Tomorrow Fund/Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan.

Program Name

(W)aive or

(E)xempt

Eligibility Requirements

What is Exempted or Waived?

Required Documentation

Submit to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hazlewood Act

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Continued)

(Continued)

Hazlewood Act

 

E

A resident of Texas, entered service in Texas or claimed Texas as home of record per DD214 and is currently residing in Texas

 

Received an honorable discharge or discharged under honorable conditions

 

Served at least 181 days of active duty exclusive of training

 

Have no State or State-guaranteed educational loans in default

Other Federal veteran education benefits that are limited to payment of tuition and fees must be less than the value of the Hazlewood exemption

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

 

Satisfactory academic progress as determined by UNT System

Tuition

 

Mandatory fees except Student Services Fee

 

Course Fees

Completed Application

 

Veterans DD214

 

Certificate of Eligibility for veterans discharged after 9/11/01

 

Registration in the Hazlewood online database

Student Accounting

Hazlewood Specialists

UNT Student Veteran Services Office

Sage Hall Suite 123

Fax 940-369-5447

Hazlewood Legacy Act

E

The biological, adopted or step child of an eligible veteran or the veteran’s claimed dependent on the Federal Income Tax Return for the current year or the preceding year

 

A resident of Texas

 

25 years old or younger on the first day of the semester for which the exemption is being claimed

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

 

Satisfactory academic progress as determined by UNT System

 

 

Same as Hazlewood Act

Completed Application

 

Veterans DD214

 

Certificate of Eligibility for veterans discharged after 9/11/01

 

Relationship Documentation which can be birth certificate, adoption papers or transcript of recent income tax return reflecting dependency

 

Registration in the Hazlewood online database

Student Accounting

Hazlewood Specialists

UNT Student Veteran Services Office

Sage Hall Suite 123

Fax 940-369-5447

Hazlewood Act for Spouse/Child

E

A resident of Texas

 

The spouse or child of a veteran who, at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces, was a resident of Texas, entered service in Texas or claimed Texas as home of record per DD214

 

The spouse or child of a veteran of the US Armed Forces or the Texas National Guard who died or became totally disabled as a result of service-related injuries or illness (disability must entitle veteran to receive compensation at the 100% rate due to individual employability) or is missing in action

 

Other Federal veteran education benefits that are limited to payment of tuition and fees must be less than the value of the Hazlewood exemption

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

 

 

 

 

 

Tuition

 

Mandatory Fees except Student Services Fee

 

Course Fees

Completed Application

 

Veterans DD214

 

Disability rating letter or a DD1300 Report of Casualty regarding the Veteran’s death

 

Registration in the Hazlewood online database

 

Certificate of Eligibility for veterans discharged after 9/11/01

Student Accounting

Hazlewood Specialists

UNT Student Veteran Services Office

Sage Hall Suite 123

Fax 940-369-5447

Military Personnel and Dependents

 

(Military Residency Waiver)

 

TEC

Sec. 54.241

W

An officer, enlisted person, selectee or draftee of the US Armed Forces, Reserves and the National Guard and their spouse and/or dependent

 

Assigned duty in Texas (spouse and/or dependent must also be in Texas to receive waiver)

 

(Certain restrictions may apply to out of state Guard members attending training with Texas Guard.)

Substitutes resident tuition for non-resident tuition

 

Registrar’s Certifying Officials

UNT Student Veterans Services Offices

Sage Hall, Suite 123

 

Children of Military Service Members who are Missing in Action or Prisoners of War

 

TEC

Sec. 54.343

E

The military service member must be classified as MIA or a POW by the Dept. of Defense and must have been a Texas Resident

 

The child must be:

 

A Texas Resident

 

21 years old or younger

(25 years or younger if receiving most of their support from a parent)

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

 

Satisfactory academic progress as determined by UNT System

Tuition

 

Mandatory Fees except Student Services Fee

 

Course Fees

 

 

Documentation from the Department of Defense classifying the Service member as missing in action or a prisoner of war

Student Accounting

Hazlewood Specialists

UNT Student Veteran Services Office

Sage Hall Suite 123

Fax 940-369-5447

High School Honor Graduate

(Valedictorian)

 

TEC

Sec. 54.301

E

Highest Ranking Honor Graduate of Accredited Texas High School

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

 

Maintain a 2.0 GPA for undergraduate and a 3.0 GPA for Graduate or Post Baccalaureate to continue receiving exemption

 

No Excessive hours per TEC Section 54.014 allowed for continuing students 

Tuition during both long semesters of the 1st academic year after graduation

 

President can make adjustments in special cases such as military service

 

 

 

 

Certificate from an accredited Texas High School

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services

 

 

Academic Common Market

 

TEC

Sec. 54.233

W

Application/Acceptance to UNT Graduate School

 

Current residence in participating state in the Academic Common Market

 

Degree program must be part of the Common Market

 

Resident State Coordinating Board or equivalent agency certification of student’s participation in Common Market

 

 

 

 

 

Substitutes resident tuition for non-resident tuition

Letter from the Academic Common Market coordinator for their resident state

UNT Graduate School Admissions Office

Good Neighbor Scholarship

 

TEC

Sec. 54.331

W

Government Certified Evidence of:

 

Native-born Citizen of a Nation in the American Hemisphere or Latin America

 

5 years residency or more in a nation of the American hemisphere

 

Scholastic qualifications for admission

 

Satisfactory academic progress as determined by UNT System

 

Does Not Include:

 

Members of the Communist Party or Students from Cuba

Tuition for one year

(fall, spring and summer)

Completed Application (Available early December in the Financial Aid Office)

 

Certification from Native Country

Student Financial Aid and Scholarships department

Governing Board Off-Campus Class Fees

 

TEC

Sec. 54.218

E

Enrolled only in a Board of Regents Approved Off-Campus Class

 

Enrolled in an Internship or in other courses meeting off campus and requested to be included in waiver by the Department Dean or Class Professor (Case by Case basis)

 

 

 

 

Union Fee

 

Medical Services Fee

 

Transportation Fee

 

Recreational Facility Fee

 

Environmental Services Fee

 

Intercollegiate Athletics Fee

 

Property Damage Deposit

 

No documentation needed from student

 

Official request by Department Dean or Class Professor for certain courses not on the approved list, but meeting off campus – determined on a case by case basis

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services

Deaf or Blind Students

 

TEC

Sec 54.364

E

Blind or Deaf as defined by section 54.364(a) of the Texas Education Code

 

Resident of Texas for Tuition Purposes

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

 

Maintain a 2.0 GPA for undergraduate and a 3.0 GPA for Graduate or Post Baccalaureate to continue receiving exemption

 

No Excessive hours per TEC Section 54.014 allowed for continuing students

Tuition and Fees exclusive of:

 

Lodging, Board, Clothing or Rental (e.g. music) Fees or Charges

Certification from the Dept. of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services

 

Waiver for Teaching Fellows & Assistants, Research Assistants and their Dependents

 

TEC

Sec 54.212

 

 

 

 

 

(Continued)

(Continued)

Teaching Fellows & Assistants, Research Assistants and their Dependents

 

W

Teaching Fellow/Assistant or Research Assistant at UNT or another Texas public institution or their spouse or child

 

Employed ½ time or more in a teaching or research position related to their degree program

 

Average 20 hours a week through each semester for hourly employees

 

 

 

Employed as of the:

     12th class day of a long

     semester

 

     4th class day of a

     summer semester

 

     2nd class day in a

     3 week session

 

Work in the semester the waiver is active

 

For teaching employees, work directly w/ students in an academic environment at least 51% of their time

Substitutes resident tuition for non-resident tuition without regard to the length of time they have resided in Texas

Waiver Form (comes from employing department)

 

Official letter from the employing institution, if different from UNT, verifying that the employee meets their program eligibility requirements

 

For dependents, proof of relationship to qualifying employee

UNT Graduate School Admissions Office

Faculty and their Dependents

 

TEC

Sec 54.211

W

Professor at UNT or another Texas public institution

 

Employed ½ time or more on a regular monthly salary basis

 

Employed as of the:

     12th class day of a long

     semester

 

     4th class day of a

     summer semester

 

     2nd class day in a

     3 week session

 

 

 

 

 

Substitutes resident tuition for non-resident tuition without regard to the length of time they have resided in Texas

Waiver Form (comes from employing department)

 

Official letter from the Director of Personnel at the employing institution, if different from UNT, verifying that the employee meets their eligibility requirements

 

For dependents, proof of relationship to qualifying Faculty

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services

Senior Citizen

 

TEC

Sec 54.365

E

Must be 65 years of age or older

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

 

Must maintain a 2.0 GPA for undergraduate and a 3.0 GPA for Graduate or Post Baccalaureate to continue receiving exemption

 

No Excessive hours per TEC Section 54.014 allowed for continuing students

Tuition for up to 6 hours each semester

Completed Application

 

Documentation of qualifying age

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services

Economic Development & Diversification

 

TEC

Sec 54.222

W

Student or student’s primary caretaker (must reside with student) establishes residence prior to  institution’s enrollment date as a result of employment in a business or organization that was established, not earlier than five years before enrollment date, as part of Texas’ economic development and diversification program

 

Student files with institution a letter of intent to establish residency in Texas

 

 

 

 

Substitutes resident for non-resident tuition and fees without having established residency per the Texas Education Code

Certification of the eligibility of the business or organization

 

Letter of intent to establish residency

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services

Children under Conservatorship of the Dept of Family and Protective Svcs

 

TEC

Sec 54.366

E

Texas Resident who is or has been in foster care or other residential care

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

 

 

 

 

Tuition and Fees

Certificate of eligibility from the Tx Dept. of Family and Protective Services

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services

Children of Disabled or Deceased Firefighters & Law Enforcement Officers

(includes Peace Officers, Game Wardens and Employees of Correctional Institutions)

 

TEC

Sec 54.351

E

Apply before the age of 21

 

Meet UNT Entrance Requirements

 

Remain in Good Standing

 

Begin term or session prior to 26th birthday

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

 

Maintain a 2.0 GPA for undergraduate and a 3.0 GPA for Graduate or Post Baccalaureate to continue receiving exemption

 

No Excessive hours per TEC Section 54.014 allowed for continuing students

 

 

 

Tuition and Fees for the first 120 undergraduate semester credit hours for which the person registers

 

Excludes:

Property Deposit

Late Fees

Rental Fees

 

 

 

Certificate from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

 

Student must inform Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services of their enrollment each semester.

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services

 

Adopted Students formerly in Foster Care or Other Residential Care

(Adoption)

 

TEC

Sec 54.367

E

Texas Resident who is or has been in foster care or other residential care

 

Adopted and the subject of an adoption assistance agreement per Texas Family Code, Chapter 162, Subchapter D

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

 

Maintain a 2.0 GPA for undergraduate and a 3.0 GPA for Graduate or Post Baccalaureate to continue receiving exemption

 

No Excessive hours per TEC Section 54.014 allowed for continuing students

Tuition and Fees

Certificate of eligibility from the Tx Dept. of Family and Protective Services

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services

Surviving Spouse and Minor Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants (Employees)

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Continued)

(Continued)

Surviving Spouse and Minor Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants (Employees)

E

Surviving spouse or a surviving minor child of a deceased public servant (employee) as defined in the Texas Government Code, Section 615.003

 

The public servant’s death must have been in the line of duty on or after 9/1/00

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

Maintain a 2.0 GPA for undergraduate and a 3.0 GPA for Graduate or Post Baccalaureate to continue receiving exemption

 

No Excessive hours per TEC Section 54.014 allowed for continuing students

Tuition and Fees

(also includes an allowance for textbooks and, in some circumstances, room and board)

Letter from employer of the deceased public servant certifying eligibility

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services

Firefighter

 

TEC

Sec 54.353

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Continued)

(Continued)

Firefighter

E

Employed by a political subdivision of Texas

             or

Currently active now and for at least a year in an organized volunteer fire department that participates in TESRS or a retirement system under Tx Local Fire Fighters Retirement Act and holds an advanced certification under the SFFMA of Tx volunteer certification program or a Phase V certification under TCOFP’s voluntary certification program

 

Enrolled in EADP & PADM courses within the following programs:

 

Public Administration &    Management

Emergency Administration & Management

Masters or PhD in Public Administration

(Includes these general courses w/in EADP:  ENGL 1310, TECM 2700, BIOL 1112, GEOG 1710 and GEOL 1610)

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

 

Maintain a 2.0 GPA for undergraduate and a 3.0 GPA for Graduate or Post Baccalaureate to continue receiving exemption

 

No Excessive hours per TEC Section 54.014 allowed for continuing students

Tuition and Lab Fees

 

Excludes:

 

Additional tuition charges for excess or repeated hours under TEC 54.014(a) or (f) or TEC 61.059(1) (1) or (2)

Completed Application

 

Proof of eligibility from employer or volunteer fire department

 

Proof of advanced certification (Volunteer firefighters only)

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services

Peace Officer

 

TEC

Sec 54.3531

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Continued)

(Continued)

Peace Officer

 

 

 

 

 

E

An undergraduate enrolled in a Criminal Justice or Law Enforcement degree plan

 

Employed by Texas or a political subdivision of Texas as defined in Tx Code of Criminal Procedure 2.12

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

 

Maintain a 2.0 GPA for undergraduate and a 3.0 GPA for Graduate or Post Baccalaureate to continue receiving exemption

Apply for the exemption at least one week before the last date of the regular registration period for the applicable semester or other term

 

No Excessive hours per TEC Section 54.014 allowed for continuing students

Tuition and Lab Fees for CJUS courses

 

Awarded on a first come, first served basis.

Completed application – due one week before the last day of regular registration for the semester or session.

 

Letter from employer verifying current employment as a Texas Peace Officer

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services

Mexican

 

 

W

A citizen or permanent resident of Mexico residing in Mexico and plans to return to Mexico to live immediately after finishing his/her educational program

 

Enrolled in Full-time  Degree Granting Program

 

Maintain UNT Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

 

Verified Financial Need

Substitutes resident tuition for non-resident tuition without regard to the length of time they have resided in Texas

Submit application package by July 1st for the upcoming academic year:

 

Completed application

 

Copy of Passport

 

Photo/Information Page

 

Copy of Visa (If the student has not yet been issued a visa, the student should indicate the type of visa on the Mexican Waiver application form)

 

Statement of Financial Need

UNT International Office

Competitive Scholarship

 

TEC

Sec 54.213

W

Non-resident

 

 Awarded a scholarship(s) by UNT in competition with other students, both resident and non-resident, totaling $1,000 or more

 

 

 

Substitutes resident for non-resident tuition and fees without having established residency per the Texas Education Code

 

Cannot exceed 12 months

Form must be completed by the academic department and forwarded to Student Financial Aid and Scholarships

Student Financial Aid & Scholarships

Clinical Nurse Preceptors and their Children

 

TEC

SEC 54.356

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E

Texas Resident

 

Registered Nurse or Child of Qualifying Nurse Preceptor

 

Serves under a preceptor agreement w/in an undergraduate professional nursing program as a clinical preceptor for enrolled students

 

Enrolled in classes for which the college receives tax support

 

Maintain a 2.0 GPA for undergraduate and a 3.0 GPA for Graduate or Post Baccalaureate to continue receiving exemption

 

No Excessive hours per TEC Section 54.014 allowed for continuing students

 

Does Not Include:

 

Individuals with a baccalaureate degree or individuals who have received this exemption for 10 semesters or summer sessions at an institution(s) of higher education

 

$500 or tuition amount whichever is less

Completed Application

 

Written proof of eligibility from the Nursing department through which the Preceptor has or had a written preceptor agreement

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services

Texas Tomorrow Fund/ Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan

W

Must use fund to cover tuition and mandatory fees for the semester

Substitutes resident for non-resident tuition and fees without having established residency per the Texas Education Code

Copy of Texas Tomorrow Fund/ Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan card

UNT Student Accounting and University Cashiering Services