What are Waivers and Exemptions?

  • Waivers allow certain nonresident students to pay the Texas resident tuition rate.
  • Exemptions are a type of financial assistance allowing some Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees.

NOTE: Exemptions are not considered payment under state payment guidelines.  A student who does not yet have the exemption applied to their account may still be subject to cancellation if they fail to meet the state payment requirements.