Tuition and Fee Waivers

Several exemptions and waivers are available to qualifying students.  Brief descriptions of these are listed below.  Waiver refunds must be requested during the the term application is made.  Such requests must be made before before the census date for all terms.  Requests for retroactive refunds cannot be honored.

Exemptions and Waivers

  1. Certain Texas veterans and dependents of deceased Texas veterans of the Armed Forces of the United States are exempted from payment of tuition. State application and other documents required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees except for the Student Service Fee and Property Deposit. The student must pay the Student Service Fee each term/semester.
  2. Certain orphans of members of the Armed Forces, Texas National Guard and Texas Air National Guard are exempted from payment of tuition. Documentation required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  3. Certain students from other nations of the American hemisphere are exempted from payment of tuition.
  4. Deaf or blind Texas residents are exempted from payment of tuition. Official letter required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  5. Certain disabled peace officers are exempted from payment of tuition and fees. Official letter required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  6. Children of disabled or deceased firemen, peace officers, employees of the Texas Department of Corrections and game wardens are exempted from the payment of tuition. Official letter required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  7. Children of U.S. prisoners of war or persons missing in action are granted exemption of tuition. Documentation required. This exemption pays all tuition and fees.
  8. Resident rather than non-resident tuition is applied to out-of-state students enrolled through the Academic Common Market Program. This waiver waives out-of-state tuition. The student pays in-state tuition rates.
  9. Resident rather than non-resident tuition is applied to U.S. military personnel, their spouses and dependents if they meet designated criteria. (Certificate must be approved by the Registrar prior to registration.) Form submitted by the Registrar’s office. This waiver waives out-of-state tuition. The student pays in-state tuition rates.
  10. Resident rather than non-resident tuition is applied to teachers and professors of Texas state institutions of higher education, their spouses and children. Requires official application approved by hiring department. This waiver waives out-of-state tuition. The student pays in-state tuition rates.
  11. Resident rather than non-resident tuition is applied to a teaching or research assistant provided the student is employed at least one-half time by UNTHSC in a position that relates to the degree sought. Requires official application approved by hiring department. This waiver waives out-of-state tuition. The student pays in-state tuition rates.
  12. Resident rather than non-resident tuition is applied to a non-resident holding a UNTHSC competitive scholarship of at least $1,000.00 for the academic year or summer for which the student is enrolled. Requires official approval from the department awarding the scholarship. This waiver waives out-of-state tuition. The student pays in-state tuition rates.
  13. Students who are concurrently enrolled in more than one program at the Health Science Center are not charged duplicate fees.
  14. Certain Health Science Center fees are waived for students enrolled only in off-campus courses.
This page last updated 01st May 2013