The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
administers Section 54.204 of the Texas Education Code, which provides exemption from payment of certain fees and tuition at public colleges and universities in Texas. Children of Texas firefighters, peace officers, custodial employees of TDC or game wardens who are disabled or killed in the line of duty qualify for the assistance provided they meet certain criteria. The governing board of each institution of higher education shall exempt from the payment from all dues, fees and charges any eligible person whose parent meets the specified eligibility criteria. This exemption does not apply to general property deposits or to fees or charges for lodging, board or clothing. To obtain details on student eligibility under this section of the Texas Education Code, contact the Division of Student Services, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
, P.O. Box 12788, Austin, TX 78711 or 512-427-6345.