Exemption for Orphans of Texas Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Awarded By

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Award Amount

Exemption from the payment of dues, fees, and charges, including fees for correspondence courses but excluding property deposit fees, student service fees, and any fees or charges for lodging, board, or clothing. Awards are renewable providing the recipient makes satisfactory academic progress in a degree, certificate, or continuing education program, as determined by the institution The amount of the exemption may not exceed the amount of tuition the person would be charged as a Texas resident for the number of semester credit hours for which the person enrolls, not to exceed 12 semester credit hours. Awards may not be used to pay tuition for continuing education classes for which the college receives no state tax support.


Varies, approximately 2,200 awards were disbursed last year.

Additional Information

The Exemption for Orphans of Texas Members of the U.S. Armed Forces or National Guard program provides financial assistance to students whose parent died as a result of illness or injury related to service in the U.S. Military or the National Guard.

Deadline Info

Students must apply for this award through his/her college or university. Students must provide the following documentations: Veteran’s DD214; HE-D application Packet for Eligible Children and Spouses ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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