Texas Tech University

Exemptions & Waivers

Student Business Services processes the Exemptions and Waivers for Texas Tech University. Click on the links below to see THECB descriptions. TTU requirements are listed under each link. Exemptions and waivers must be turned in to SBS by the 12th class day in Fall/Spring and the 4th class day in summer terms. (OP.62.13)

Please note that 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.

Employee Tuition Assistance Program
Bordering County/Bordering State Eligibility

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Exemptions

  • 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.
  • Adopted Students Formerly in Foster or Other Residential Care

    TTU requirement: Student must provide to SBS a certification letter from the Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS), of eligibility. Exemption name on student account: Adopted Foster Care Exemption
  • Blind/Deaf Student Exemption Program

    TTU requirement: Receive certification letter from Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services from the qualified student.
    Exemption name on student account: Blind Exemption, Deaf Exemption
  • Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Peace Officers, Game Wardens, and Employees of Correctional Institutions

    TTU requirement: Receive the certification from the TX. Higher Education Coordinating Board. Exemption name on student account is:
    Dep Disabled Fireman Exempt
  • Combat Exemption for Children of Military Service Members

    TTU requirement: This program has been discontinued by the State of Texas. However, Texas Tech will continue to honor the Combat Exemption for students already receiving the exemption. To maintain eligibility for the Combat Exemption, the student must maintain continuous enrollment at TTU and provide proof of the service member’s deployment to a combat zone each semester. No new students will be granted the Combat Exemption unless the State of Texas reactivates the program.
    The Combat Exemption covers the student’s tuition only. Fees and other incidental charges such as housing, meal and parking charges are the student’s responsibility to pay by the University’s official payment deadlines each semester.
    Qualifying proof of deployment includes military orders, pay records or other official documents that indicate the service member is deployed to a combat zone. Students may also request documentation from the National Personnel Records Center at (314) 801-0800 or by writing:

    National Personnel Records Center
    Military Personnel Records
    9700 Page Ave
    St. Louis, MO 63212-5100
  • Early High School Graduation Scholarship

    This program has been discontinued by the State of Texas.
  • Educational Aide Exemption

    To be eligible for the Educational Aide Exemption, a student must: be a Texas resident; be employed with a school during the semester in which they receive benefits; have worked at least one school year as an educational aide, or at least 180 full days as a substitute teacher, in the five years preceding their first semester receiving benefits; have a financial need as determined by coordinating board rule; and be enrolled in one or more subject areas determined by the Texas Education Agency to be experiencing a critical shortage of teachers.
    The Educational Aide Exemption covers a qualifying student’s tuition and mandatory fees. All other fees and incidental charges such as housing, meal and parking charges are the student’s responsibility to pay in accordance with University payment deadlines and requirements. The Educational Aide Exemption form must be submitted each semester.
  • Exemption for Highest Ranking High School Graduate

    TTU requirement: Student must provide SBS a copy of their Highest Ranking High School Graduate Certificate from their high school. (Valedictorian Certificate)Name of exemption on student account: Valedictorian Exemption
  • Exemption for Peace Officers Disabled in the Line of Duty

    TTU requirement: SBS must receive from the student a certification letter from the student’s prior employer with the date verifying such event that makes the student eligible for exemption. Name of exemption on student account: Disabled Peace Officer
  • Exemption for Students under Conservatorship of the Dept. of Family and Protective Services

    TTU requirement: Student must provide to SBS a certification letter from the Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS), of eligibility. Name of exemption on student account: Foster Care Exemption
  • Exemption for the Surviving Spouse and Dependent Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants (Employees)

    TTU requirement: SBS must receive from the student a certification letter from the deceased parent’s prior employer with the date and parents name verifying such event that makes the student eligible for exemption. Name of exemption on student account:
    Dep. of Fallen Public Servant
  • Exemption Program for Clinical Preceptors and Their Children

    TTU requirement: SBS must receive the Application for an Exemption through the Exemption for Clinical Preceptors and their Children. The application must also include a copy of the written preceptor agreement to be accepted.
    Name of exemption on student account: Clinical Preceptor Exemption
  • Exemptions for Texas Veterans (Hazelwood Exemption)

    TTU requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Office of Military and Veteran Programs of their eligibility. The Office of Military and Veteran Programs will notify SBS to apply the exemption to the student account.
    Name of exemption on student account: Hazelwood
  • Military: Exemptions for Texas Veterans (Hazelwood Exemption)

    TTU requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Office of Military and Veteran Programs of their eligibility. The Office of Military and Veteran Programs will notify SBS to apply the exemption to the student account.
    Name of exemption on student account: Hazelwood Spouse
  • Military: Orphans of Texas Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard

    TTU requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Office of Military and Veteran Programs of their eligibility. The Registrar’s Office will notify SBS to apply the exemption to the student account.
    Name of exemption on student account: Hazelwood Dependents
  • Firefighters Taking Fire Science Courses

    TTU requirement: SBS must receive on company letter head, proof of employment as a paid fire fighter from the student. The student must enroll in the courses of a Fire Science Curriculum.
    Name of exemption on student account: Fire Science MPA Course EX
  • Senior Citizen, 55 or Older, Tuition Reduction Program

    TTU requirement: Student must notify SBS, once for the duration of their time at TTU, in person or by email regarding their age and wishes to utilize this exemption. Name of exemption on student account: 55 yr old exemption
  • Senior Citizen, 65 or Older, Free Tuition for 6 Credit Hours

    TTU requirement: Student must notify SBS, once for the duration of their time at TTU, in person or by email regarding their age and wishes to utilize this exemption. Name of exemption on student account: 65 yr old exemption

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