Waivers and Exemptions

The University of North Texas Health Science Center (HSC) offers several waivers and exemptions to qualifying students. Below is a list of requirements and link where more detailed information can be found. Waiver and Exemption forms must be submitted to Student Finance by the 12th class day in Fall/Spring and the 4th class day in Summer terms. The census date is published in Academic Calendar for each school.

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.

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.

 

WAIVERS

Academic Common Market

  • HSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive notification from the Admissions Office of eligible students. More information about this waiver can be found here.

Competitive Scholarship

  • HSC 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

  • HSC Requirement: Student Finance 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

  • HSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive the completed waiver form from the employing department. More information about this waiver can be found here.

Good Neighbor Scholarship

  • HSC 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

  • HSC Requirement: UNTHSC International Office must receive completed application by August 1st of each academic year. More information about this waiver can be found here.

 

EXEMPTIONS

Adopted Students formerly in Foster Care

  • HSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive certificate of eligibility from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services. More information about this exemption can be found here.

Bind/Deaf Student Exemption Program

  • HSC Requirement: Student Finance 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

  • HSC Requirement: Student Finance 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

  • HSC Requirement: Student Finance 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

  • HSC Requirement: Student Finance 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

  • HSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive a completed application and proof of eligibility from employer or volunteer fire department. More information about this exemption can be found here.

Hazelwood Act

  • HSC Requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Registrar’s Office (GAB 102) of their eligibility. More information regarding the Hazlewood Act can be found here.

Hazelwood Act for Spouse/Child

  • HSC Requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Registrar’s Office (GAB 102) of their eligibility. More information regarding the Hazlewood Act for Spouse/Child can be found here.

Hazelwood Legacy Act

  • HSC Requirement: Student must apply and provide documentation to the Registrar’s Office (GAB 102) of their eligibility. More information regarding the Hazlewood Legacy Act can be found here.

Military: Children of U.S. Military who are Missing in Action or Prisoners of War (MIA/POWs)

  • HSC 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

  • HSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive a completed application and proof of eligibility from employer. More information about this exemption can be found here.

Senior Citizen

  • HSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive a completed application and age verification from student. More information about this exemption can be found here.

Surviving Spouse and Minor Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants

  • HSC Requirement: Student Finance must receive letter from employer of the deceased public servant certifying eligibility. More information about this exemption can be found here.

 

Note – Exemptions and Waivers are governed by the Texas Education Code and are subject to change at any time.

 

 

 

Contact Us

Phone: (817) 735-2026
Fax : (817) 735-0677
Main email: StudentFin@unthsc.edu

This page was last modified on June 30, 2020