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Blind and Deaf Student Exemption

The Blind and Deaf Student Exemption is a Tuition Waiver sponsored by Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

Award Information:

Amount of Tuition Waiver: Full Tuition
Requirements: Applicant must have a high school diploma or equivalent, demonstrate high moral character, meet entrance requirements for Texas public colleges/universities, and submit certification of deafness or blindness from the appropriate state vocational rehabilitation agency.
Eligibility: College freshman, College sophomore, College junior, College senior, Master's-level study, Doctoral-level study, Other postgraduate-level study

Sponsorship provided by:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Student Service Division, P.O. Box 12788, Capitol Station
Austin, TX 78711-2788
Email Address:
Phone Number: 512 427 6340/ 800 242 3062
Fax Number: 512 427 6420

You can find out more by contacting:

Your college financial aid office

It is important to investigate the background of the tuition waiver. A maximized likelihood of success is a result of finding out the requirements from the start and then determining if you qualify. A good first step is to try to recognize the particular aims of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and their goals for the Blind and Deaf Student Exemption. Once that is done, figure out if you have a decent shot to obtain the tuition waiver. If you think that you have the possibility that you can be one of the winners of the Blind and Deaf Student Exemption, then it is worth it to put forth the effort to apply.

One critical aspect in the process of trying for the tuition waiver is filling out the application correctly. Occasionally the process can be time consuming and laborious, but it is absolutely critical that the forms are filled out correctly and thoroughly. Use caution to insure that you will not be denied because of carelessness.

After the required forms have been mailed, figure out the timeframe regarding when the Blind and Deaf Student Exemption confers the award and actually dispenses the money in order to stay informed about if it is possible to count on the tuition waiver to help meet your financial needs and how it will assist with your future, since there might be constraints on how you can use the Blind and Deaf Student Exemption. Increasingly, it is tough to find ways to manage all of your financial needs, and being awarded the Blind and Deaf Student Exemption as a supplement to your own resources can be a huge help. If you don't end up getting the Blind and Deaf Student Exemption, continue looking, search for additional tuition waivers and you may find success elsewhere.

Last Updated: 12/18/2015


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