University of Houston-Victoria
Rm. 113, University West
3007 N. Ben Wilson
Victoria, TX 77901
Phone: (361) 570-4833
Toll Free: (877) 970-4848 Ext. 4833
Fax: (361) 580-5522
Waivers and Exemptions
Students that are qualified to receive a waiver or exemption should submit all necessary paperwork to the Student Billing and Card Services Office, University West Building Room 113, e-mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org, or fax it to (361) 580-5522. For questions regarding the waivers and exemptions offered by the university please contact the Student Billing and Card Services at (361) 570-4833.
Below is a list of some of the waivers and exemptions commonly used at UHV as well as the link to any form(s) that need to be completed and returned to the Student Billing and Card Services at the university in order for you to receive the waiver or exemption.
For a complete listing of all the waivers and exemptions available to students and for additional information on the waivers and exemptions listed below please visit the Exemptions link or the Waiver Programs link located at http://www.collegefortexans.com/index.cfm?ObjectID=699A998A-E7F3-1DCC-3F460F26136EEA05.
Blind and Deaf Students (Section 54.364 Texas Education Code)
Blind or deaf students who are residents are entitled to exemption from tuition and certain fees if they present: (1) certification of blindness or deafness (2) proof of Texas residency (3) high school diploma or GED equivalency (4) letter of recommendation by high school principal, clergyman, public official or other responsible individual and (5)letter of student intent.
Children of Professional Nurse Faculty and Staff Members (Section 54.355 Texas Education Code)
Tuition only is exempted. The student must be a Texas resident. The faculty or staff member must be a registered nurse and must be employed or under contract at the School of Nursing during all or part of the academic term for which the exemption is sought. Children of part-time faculty and staff members receive an exemption equivalent to the parent's percentage of employment. Eligibility ends when the student has received an exemption for 10 semesters/summer sessions at any institution(s) or has received a baccalaureate degree.
- Children of Professional Nurse Faculty and Staff Exemption Application Form: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/1457.PDF
Clinical Nursing Preceptors and their Dependents (Section 54.356 Texas Education Code)
Tuition up to $500 is exempted. The student receiving this exemption must be a Texas resident and must be enrolled at the University. The preceptor must be a registered nurse and must be under a written preceptor agreement with the School of Nursing during the semester for which an exemption is sought. Eligibility ends when the student has received an exemption for 10 semesters/summer sessions at any institution(s) or has received a baccalaureate degree.
- Preceptor Exemption Application Form: http://www.thecb.state.tx.us/reports/PDF/1458.PDF
Competitive Scholarship Waiver (Section 54.213 Texas Education Code)
The nonresident portion of tuition is waived. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition. Waivers are granted to a limited number of students. To qualify for this waiver a student must be a nonresident or international student receiving competitive scholarships in an amount equal to or greater than $1,000. Recipients must have competed with other students, including Texas residents, for the award, which must be administered by a school recognized scholarship committee.
- Competitive Scholarship Waiver Form: http://www.uhv.edu/Bursar/Forms/CompetitiveScholarshipWaiverForm.pdf
Economic Development and Diversification (Section 54.222 Texas Education Code)
The nonresident portion of tuition is waived. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition. Waivers are granted to a limited number of students. This waiver is available for nonresident and domiciled international students whose families transferred to Texas as a part of the State's Economic Development and Diversification Plan.
Military Personnel and Dependents (Section 54.241 Texas Education Code)
Officers or enlisted personnel of the Army, Army Reserve, Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Air Force, Air Force Reserve, Navy, Navy Reserve, Marine Corps, Marine Corps Reserve, Coast Guard or Coast Guard Reserves of the United States who are assigned to duty in Texas are entitled to register themselves, their spouses and their children at the University by paying Texas resident tuition and fees. This tuition waiver is without regard to the length of time they have been assigned to duty or resided in the state.
Senior Citizens (Section 54.365 Texas Education Code)
Senior citizens (persons 65 years and older) who wish to obtain academic credit may enroll for up six semester credit hours of courses offered by the University each term without payment of tuition if space is available and if admission requirements are met. Students are responsible for the payment of all mandatory fees. Credit hours taken in excess of six hours will be charged normal tuition and fees. A senior citizen who wishes to audit a course offered by the University may do so without payment of tuition and fees, provided space is available and normal auditing requirements are met.
Student Employees (Section 54.212 Texas Education Code)
Teaching assistants and research assistants are entitled to register themselves, their spouses and their children by paying the tuition and other fees charged to Texas residents. This residency waiver is without regard to the length of time they have resided in Texas, provided the students are employed at least one-half time in a teaching or research position relating to their degree program.
Texas Veterans – Hazlewood Act (Section 54.341 Texas Education Code)
The University exempts students from paying tuition and fees excluding the student service fee. Eligibility requirements include: the student must have resided in Texas for 12 months prior to registration; must have been a legal resident of Texas at the time of entry; must have served in the armed forces at least 180 days of active duty; must have an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions; not be eligible for federal education benefits such as: Federal Pell or SEOG grants; if eligible, cannot exceed the amount of tuition and fees; not be in default of Hinson-Hazlewood college student loan or a federal loan; and must have less than 150 credit hours taken on the Hazlewood Act since the Fall, 1995.
- Hazlewood Exemption Application Veterans: http://www.uhv.edu/Bursar/Forms/HazlewoodExemptionApplicationForVeterans.pdf
- Hazlewood Exemption Application Dependents: http://www.uhv.edu/Bursar/Forms/HazlewoodExemptionApplicationForDependents.pdf
Registered Nurses in Postgraduate Nursing Degree Programs (Section 54.251 Texas Education Code)
The nonresident portion of tuition is waived. The student is responsible for payment of resident tuition. To qualify for this exemption the student must be a registered nurse, authorized to practice professional nursing in Texas, be enrolled in a program that will lead them to their Master's degree or some other higher degree in Nursing, and intend on teaching a program in Texas that is designed to prepare students to become licensed registered nurses.