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Exemptions and Waivers for Military and Veteran Students and Their Dependents

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

Exemption for Texas Veterans and their dependents (Hazlewood Act)

TTU Requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Office of Military and Veteran Programs each semester. The Office of Military and Veteran Programs will notify SBS to apply the exemption to the student account.

Exemption for Orphans of Texas Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard (Hazlewood Act)

TTU Requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Office of Military and Veteran Programs each semester. The Office of Military and Veteran Programs will notify SBS to apply the exemption to the student account.

Waiver of Nonresident Tuition for Military After Assignment in Texas

TTU Requirement: Student must submit a completed Certification of Military Personnel and Dependents form. This form must be completed each semester. Military Personnel and Dependents Form

Waiver of Nonresident Tuition for Military Assigned to Duty in Texas

TTU Requirement: Student must submit a completed Certification of Military Personnel and Dependents form. This form must be completed each semester. Military Personnel and Dependents Form

Waiver of Nonresident Tuition for Honorably Discharged, Separated or Retired Veterans who Move to Texas

TTU Requirement: Student must submit a completed Certification of Military Personnel and Dependents form. This form must be completed each semester. Military Personnel and Dependents Form

Waiver of Nonresident Tuition for Military Member, Spouse or Dependents who Remains Continuously Enrolled in Higher Education in Texas

TTU Requirement: Student must submit a completed Certification of Military Personnel and Dependents form. This form must be completed each semester. Military Personnel and Dependents Form

Waiver of Nonresident Tuition for Military in NATO Forces

TTU Requirement: Student must submit a completed Certification of Military Personnel and Dependents form. This form must be completed each semester. Military Personnel and Dependents Form

Waiver of Nonresident Tuition for Military Spouse and Dependents Who Previously Lived in Texas

TTU Requirement: Student must submit a completed Certification of Military Personnel and Dependents form. This form must be completed each semester. Military Personnel and Dependents Form

Waiver of Nonresident Tuition for Spouse or Dependent Survivors of Fallen Military

TTU Requirement: Student must submit a completed Certification of Military Personnel and Dependents form. This form must be completed each semester. Military Personnel and Dependents Form

Waiver of Nonresident Tuition for Military Spouse and Dependent if Family Intent is to Make Texas Home

TTU Requirement: Student must submit a completed Certification of Military Personnel and Dependents form. This form must be completed each semester. Military Personnel and Dependents Form

Waiver for Persons Eligible for Veterans Educational Benefits, Their Spouses and Children who Move to Texas

TTU requirement: Student must submit a letter of intent to establish residence in Texas to Student Business Services. A new letter of intent must be submitted each semester until is able to establish official Texas residency. Military Establish Residency Form (download before submitting)

Military: Persons Eligible for Veterans Educational Benefits, Their Spouses and Children who Move to Texas

TTU requirement: Student must submit a completed Veteran/Veteran Dependent Military Intent to Establish Residency form prior to the due date each semester. Military Establish Residency Form (download before submitting)