Waivers and Exemptions

General Information

HCCS offers a list of exemptions and waivers to eligible students. Students are responsible for submitting the required documentation in order to be eligible. Proper documentation must be submitted each semester. Exemptions and Waivers are granted up to the official date of record. It cannot be applied to student's account retroactively.

Effective Fall 2018, HCC will offer tuition exemption for senior citizens. Please follow the links below for more information:

Senior Citizen Exemption Program

Senior Citizen Exemption Acknowledgement Agreement

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

 

 

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HCC Exemptions/Waivers

 

HCC Code

Description/Target PopulationCharges WaivedStatute & TypeFinancial Aid GPA Requirement Effective Fall 2014Document Issuing Agency
W001 Hazlewood Exemption - Veterans who were Texans when they entered the service and served at least 180 days of active military duty (excluding training) Tuition & All Fees* State Mandatory TEC 54.341

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

GPA requirement applies Document is issued by the high school
W004 Good Neighbor Scholarship Program Exemption - Students from other nations of the Western Hemisphere (other than Cuba) Tuition State Optional TEC 54.331

GPA requirement applies HCC Financial Aid Department
W005 Deaf or Blind Exemption Tuition & All Fees* State Mandatory TEC 54.364

GPA requirement applies Certification from Texas Health and Human Services Commission or Texas Workforce Commission
W006 Children of Disabled Fireman / Peace Officers Exemption Tuition & All Fees* State Mandatory TEC 54.351

GPA requirement applies Certification Letter from THECB
W007 Employee Exemption - Full-time employees, including spouse and children, part-time instructors, counselors and librarians actively employed General Fee for Semester Credit Hours; 50% not to exceed $100 for CEU and NCR courses except NCR taught thru a 3rd Party Contractor State Optional TEC 130.0851
HCC Board Approved
Exempt HCC Department Officials
W009 Fireman Exemption - Persons employed as firefighters enrolled in courses offered as a part of a Fire Science curriculum. Tuition & Lab Fees State Mandatory TEC 54.353

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 & All Fees* State Mandatory TEC 54.343

GPA requirement applies Documentation from Dept. of Defense
W012 Military Waiver - Military personnel on assigned duty in Texas, including their spouse and children Non-resident Tuition and General Fee State Mandatory TEC 54.241

Exempt Documentation from Military
W013 College Faculty Waiver - Person employed at least half-time as a professor, including their spouse and children Non-resident Tuition and General Fee State Mandatory TEC 54.211

Exempt Employment Verification
W016 Teaching or Research Assistant Waiver - Teaching or Research Assistants, including spouse and children Non-resident Tuition and General Fee State Mandatory TEC 54.212

Exempt Employment Verification
W018 Competitive Scholarship Waiver - Non-resident or foreign students who receive competitive scholarships of at least $1,000 from HCC or the HCC Foundation Non-resident Tuition and General Fee State Optional TEC 54.213

Exempt Award Letter arising from HCC Competitive Scholarships
W020

Dept. of Corrections Exemption - Persons incarcerated in the Harris County Jail

Tuition & All 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 for In-District Student. A Flat rate of $50 per course for Out-of-District/State to be charged effective Fall 2019 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

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 General Fee State Mandatory TEC 54.222

Exempt Employment Verification
W066 Foster Care/TX Dept. of Family and Protective Services Exemption - The student must enroll in an institution of higher education not later than the student's 25th birthday Tuition & All Fees* State Mandatory TEC 54.366

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 & All Fees* State Mandatory TEC 54.354

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 Comptroller (TX Tomorrow Fund) Non-resident Tuition and General Fee 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 the student is 25 years of age or younger Tuition up to 10 semesters State Mandatory TEC 54.355

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 & All Fees* State Mandatory TEC 54.342

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

GPA requirement applies Preceptor Exemption Application on THECB Website
W083 Peace Officer Exemption - Persons employed as Peace Officers enrolled in 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 54.3531  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 & All 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 & All Fees* State Mandatory TEC 54.367
 
Exempt 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.
W087 Disabled Peace Officer - Exemption for a student who is permanently disabled as a result of injury suffered during the performance of duty as a peace officer Tuition & mandatory Fees, and course fees up to 12 semesters State Optional TEC 54.352 GPA requirement applies Satisfactory evidence of status as a disabled peace officer
W088

Senior Citizen Exemption - 55 years and older

(Age determined at start of term)

 

50% discount of tuition and mandatory fees for SCH; 50% discount of tuition for CEU /NCR. Space availability requirement applies. Effective Fall 2018 State Optional TEC 54.263
HCC Board Approved
GPA requirement applies Senior Citizen Exemption Acknowledgement Agreement on HCC Website
W089

Senior Citizen Exemption - 65 years and older

(Age determined at start of term)

Tuition & mandatory fees for up to six credit hours each semester or summer term if space is available. Credit hours in excess of six each term will be subject to the 50% discount under HCC Waiver W088. Effective Fall 2018 State Optional TEC 54.365 (c) HCC Board Approved GPA requirement applies Senior Citizen Exemption Acknowledgement Agreement on HCC Website

* Except 3rd Party payable fees

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