Waiver Information

HCCS offers a list of waivers to students. Waivers are only authorized for the semester given. Therefore, proper documentation must be submitted each semester. Waivers are granted up to the official day of record.

All waivers are subject to a fee audit. If students are found to be ineligible for the waivers, they will be required to pay the amount outstanding.

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List of Waivers

HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE EXEMPTIONS/WAIVERS
HCC WAIVER CODE DESCRIPTION / TARGET POPULATION CHARGES WAIVED STATUTE  & TYPE FINANCIAL AID GPA REQUIREMENT EFFECTIVE FALL 2014 DOCUMENT / ISSUING AGENCY
W001 Hazlewood Exemption -Veterans who were Texans when they entered the service: served at least 180 days of active military duty (excluding training) Tuition & Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.341
(Previously 54.203)
GPA requirement will apply to veterans, the children and spouses of disabled veterans, and Legacy students. Exempt only for children and spouses of member of the military who were killed in action, died while in service, are missing in action. HCC Veterans Affairs Department
W003 Highest Graduate Exemption -Valedictorians of each accredited Texas High School. Tuition State Optional TEC 54.301
(Previously 54.201)
GPA requirement applies Document is issued by the high school
W004 Good Neighbor Waiver - Students from other nations of the Western Hemisphere (other than Cuba) Tuition State Optional TEC 54.331
(Previously 54.207)
GPA requirement applies HCC Financial Aid Department
W005 Deaf or Blind Exemption Tuition & Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.364
(Previously 54.205)
GPA requirement applies Certification from Dept. of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
W006 Children of Disabled Fireman / Peace Officers Exemption Tuition & Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.351
(Previously 54.204)
GPA requirement applies Certification Letter from THECB
W007 Employee Exemption - Full time employees, spouse and children, part time instructors, counselors and librarians actively employed General Fee for Semester Hour; 50% not to exceed $100 for specific CEU and NCR courses State Optional TEC 130.0851
HCC Board Approved
Exempt HCC Department Officials
W009 Fireman Exemption- Persons employed as fire fighters enrolled in courses offered as a part of a Fire Science curriculum Tuition & Lab Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.353
(Previously 54.208)
GPA requirement applies Employment Verification and Certificate of Eligibility from HCC - NE Counselor
W010 Children of POW's/MIA's Exemption - Student must be 21 or younger, or 25 or younger and receiving most of his/her support from a parent. Tuition & Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.343
(Previously 54.209)
GPA requirement applies Documentation from Dept. of Defense
W012 Military Waiver-Military personnel is assigned duty in Texas, their spouse and children Non-Resident Tuition and Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.241
(Previously 54.058)
Exempt Documentation from Military
W013 College Faculty Waiver - Person employed at least half time as a professor, their spouse and children Non-Resident Tuition and Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.211
(Previously 54.059)
Exempt Employment Verification
W016 Teaching or Research Assistant Waiver -Teaching or Research Assistants, spouse and children Non-Resident Tuition and Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.212
(Previously 54.063)
Exempt Employment Verification
W018 Competitive Scholarship Waiver - Nonresident or foreign students receive competitive scholarships at least $1,000 awarded by their institution Non-Resident Tuition and Fees State Optional TEC 54.213
(Previously 54.064)
Exempt HCC Foundation
W019 Senior Citizen Exemption -55 years and older $10 per semester hr.,
$10 per CEU course &
$10 per non-credit course
State Optional TEC 54.263
HCC Board Approved
Exempt HCC Cashier Office
W020 Dept. of Corrections Exemption -Persons incarcerated in the Harris County Jail Tuition & Fees Training Agreement HCC Board Approved Exempt HCC - NE College
W045 Dual Credit Exemption - Public High School Students, Private School and Home School Students taking college level courses while still in high school. Tuition & Fees Effective Fall 2016 State Optional TEC 130.008
HCC Board Approved
Exempt High School Principal or Counselor
W054 Concurrent Enrollment Exemption - Students enrolled concurrently in more than one public institution of higher education Minimum Tuition State Mandatory TEC 54.011
(Previously 54.062)
GPA requirement applies Proof of Concurrent Enrollment
W065 Economic Development Waiver -Students whose families transferred to Texas as a part of the state's plan for economic development Non-Resident Tuition and Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.222
(Previously 54.066)
Exempt Employment Verification
W066 Foster Care/TX Dept. of Family and Protective Services Exemption -Students in Foster Care when they turned 18 years of age. Tuition & Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.366
(Previously 54.211)
Exempt TX Department of Family and Protective Services
W076 Dependents of Deceased Public Servants Exemption - Surviving Spouse and Dependent Children of Certain Deceased Public Servants killed in the line of duty Tuition & Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.354
(Previously 615.0225)
GPA requirement applies Proof of Eligibility
W079 Texas Tomorrow Fund Contract Waiver - Beneficiaries of Prepaid Tuition Contract established by the Prepaid Higher Education Board in the office of the Controller (TX Tomorrow Fund) Non-Resident Tuition and Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.621c Exempt Texas Tomorrow Fund Office
W080 Children of Nurse Faculty Exemption - Children of person employed as Nursing faculty in the same institution and term as the student is enrolled and 25 yrs. of age or younger. Tuition up to 10 semesters State Mandatory TEC 54.355
(Previously 54.221)
GPA requirement applies Application on THECB Website
W081 Ex-Prisoners of War Exemption - Persons identified by Dept. of Defense as POW on or after 1/1/1999; enrolled for at least 12 hours per semester until BA or 120 hrs. Tuition & Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.342
(Previously 54.219)
Exempt Documentation from Dept. of Defense
W082 Preceptors and/or their Children Exemption - Preceptor must be registered nurse serving under written preceptor agreement with an undergraduate professional nursing program as a clinical preceptor at time of enrollment Tuition up to $500 per term for 10 terms State Mandatory TEC 54.356
(Previously 54.222)
GPA requirement applies Preceptor Exemption Application on THECB Website
W083 Peace Officer Exemption- Persons employed as Peace Officers enrolled in a specific classes that are designated by the institution leading to a law enforcement or criminal justice certificate or degree. No general education courses.  No more than 20% of a class's capacity may be receiving the exemption Tuition & Lab Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.2081
TEC 54.3531
(Previously 54.208)
GPA requirement applies Employment Verification and Certificate of Eligibility from HCC - NE Counselor
W084 Early College High School Program Exemption - Enrollment in a course for which student is entitled to simultaneously receive credit towards HS and college degree. Tuition & Fees Effective Fall 2016 State Optional TEC 130.008
HCC Board Approved
Exempt High School Principal or Counselor
W085 Adopted Student Exemption - Students who were formerly in Foster or Other Residential Care and have been adopted. Tuition & Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.367
(Previously 54.211)
GPA requirement applies TX Department of Family and Protective Services
W086 ABE - NCR Class Waiver - Students who are incarcerated, homeless, cash welfare recipients, disabled veterans and refugees enrolled in traditional Adult Education courses Registration fee HCC Board Approved Exempt HCC Adult Education Dept.