Educational Expenses

Educational Expenses

   Financial Obligations
Exemptions for Ex-Servicemen 
 Senior Citizen Exemptions  
Other Exemptions  

Financial Obligations

Students are expected to pay all financial obligations to the University when due.  Official registration is not complete until the University Business Office has received payment or has been notified by the Office of Student Financial Aid that payment arrangements have been made.  Failure to pay such obligations may result in the students not being able to take final examinations, receive official transcripts, or to enroll in subsequent semesters.  Financial obligations include, but are not limited to:

  1. Tuition and fees
  2. Financial aid loans
  3. Returned checks
  4. Returned check charges
  5. Library fines or Lost book charges
  6. Loss or breakage of instructional material or equipment

Exemption for Ex-Servicemen


Men and women who are citizens of Texas who served in the Armed Forces and who were honorably discharged may be eligible for benefits under the Hazlewood Act after federal education benefits have been exhausted and if no student loans are in default.  Exemption from fees also extends to children of members of the Armed Forces who were killed or died while in service.  Application(pdf) and further information is available in the Office of the University Registrar.

Senior Citizen Exemptions

Senior Citizens 65 or older may have up to six hours of tuition waived a semester.  Normal admission and registration procedures must be followed and course prerequisites met.  To obtain the exemption, present a valid Texas driver's license or other valid ID showing the date of birth to the Business Office.  All other fees will be charged.

Other Exemptions

Information on other tuition exemptions granted by the State of Texas may be obtained on the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board Web Site (

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