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.

Waiver and Exemption forms must be turned in to SFS by the 12th class day in Fall/Spring and the 4th class day in Summer terms.

Please 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.


 

  • Academic Common Market
    UNT Requirement: SFS must receive notification from the UNT Graduate School Admissions Office of eligible students. More information about this waiver can be found here.
  • Competitive Scholarship
    UNT Requirement: Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office must receive completed form from the academic department. More information about this waiver can be found here.
  • Economic & Development Diversification
    UNT Requirement: SFS must receive certification of the eligibility of the business and a letter of intent to establish residency. More information about this waiver can be found here.
  • Faculty and their Dependents
    UNT Requirement: SFS must receive the completed waiver form from the employing department. More information about this waiver can be found here.
  • Good Neighbor Scholarship
    UNT Requirement: Student Financial Aid and Scholarships Office must receive completed application and certification from native country. More information about this can be found here.
  • Mexican Waiver
    UNT Requirement: UNT International Office must receive completed application by August 1st of each academic year. More information about this waiver can be found here.
  • Military Residency
    UNT Requirement: SFS must receive notification from UNT Student Veterans Services Office of eligible students. More information about this waiver can be found here.
  • Research Assistants and Teaching Assistants
    UNT Requirement: SFS must receive notification from the UNT Graduate School Admissions Office of eligible students. More information about this waiver can be found here.
  • Texas Tomorrow Fund/Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan
    UNT Requirement: Students using TTF/TGTP funds will be billed the in-state tuition rate. SFS must receive a copy of Texas Tomorrow Fund/Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan card.
  • Adopted Students formerly in Foster Care
    UNT Requirement: SFS must receive certificate of eligibility from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. More information about this exemption can be found here.
  • Blind/Deaf Student Exemption Program
    UNT Requirement: SFS must receive certification letter from Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services for the qualified student. More information about this exemption can be found here.
  • Children of Disabled or Deceased Firefighters & Law Enforcement Officers
    UNT Requirement: SFS must receive certificate of eligibility from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. This exemption includes Peace Officers, Game Wardens and Employees of Correctional Institutions. More information about this exemption can be found here.
  • Children under Conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services
    UNT Requirement: SFS must receive certificate of eligibility from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. More information about this exemption can be found here.
  • Clinical Nurse Preceptors and their Children
    UNT Requirement: SFS must receive a completed application and written proof of eligibility from the Nursing department through which the Preceptor has an agreement. More information about this exemption can be found here.
  • Firefighter
    UNT Requirement: SFS must receive a completed application and proof of eligibility from employer or volunteer fire department. More information about this exemption can be found here. The application can be found here.
  • Hazlewood Act
    UNT Requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Student Veteran Services Benefits Office (GAB 102) of their eligibility. More information regarding the Hazlewood Act can be found here.
  • Hazlewood Act for Spouse/Child
    UNT Requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Student Veteran Services Benefits Office (GAB 102) of their eligibility. More information regarding the Hazlewood Act for Spouse/Child can be found here.
  • Hazlewood Legacy Act
    UNT Requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Student Veteran Services Benefits Office (GAB 102) of their eligibility. More information regarding the Hazlewood Legacy Act can be found here.
  • Highest Ranking High School Graduate
    UNT Requirement: Student must provide SFS a copy of their Highest Ranking High School Graduate Certificate from an accredited Texas high school. More information regarding this exemption can be found here.
  • Military: Children of U.S. Military who are Missing in Action or Prisoners of War (MIA/POWs)
    UNT Requirement: Student must provide documentation from the Department of Defense classifying the Service member as missing in action or a prisoner of war to the Student Veteran Services Benefits Office (GAB 102). More information regarding this exemption can be found here.
  • Peace Officer
    UNT Requirement: UNT Requirement: SFS must receive a completed application and proof of eligibility from employer. More information about this exemption can be found here. The application can be found here.
  • Senior Citizen
    UNT Requirement: SFS must receive a completed application and age verification from student. More information about this exemption can be found here. The application can be found here.
  • Surviving Spouse and Minor Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants
    UNT Requirement: SFS must receive letter from employer of the deceased public servant certifying eligibility. More information about this exemption can be found here.