office of Student Financial Assistance
The Office of Student Financial Assistance assists student with the use of a variety of educational benefits from a variety of sources. These sources may include employer based programs, state exemption and waiver programs and more. Students should contact the Office of Student Financial Assistance to determine how they may utilize their available benefits.
Tuition and Student Fee Exemptions and Waivers
Texas currently maintains a variety of programs aimed at exempting or waiving tuition, fees, and other expenses related to attending public colleges or universities. These exemption and waiver programs are targeted to specific populations that the Texas Legislature has identified as warranting special consideration related to paying for higher education costs.
Statutes are inconsistent in the use of the terms "exemption" and "waiver", so for the purposes of this overview we have defined an exemption as a program that allows special groups of Texas residents or nonresidents to enroll and pay a reduced amount of tuition and/or fees. To view the exemption programs available to Texas residents and for more information about eligibility requirements, please visit College for All Texans. All exemptions are processed through the Office of Student Financial Assistance. Claims for exemption from any charges must be supported by evidence sufficient to enable the Office of Student Financial Assistance to verify the student's exempt status and determine the duration of the exemption and the charges to which it is applicable. If you have any questions, please contact our office.
Prepaid Tuition and College Savings Plans
Prepaid tuition plans allow families to prepay future college tuition and fees. The two most common prepaid plans used at Texas A&M University-Central Texas are:
The Office of Student Financial Assistance processes all prepaid Tuition plans. For information and instructions on how to use your prepaid tuition plan to pay your tuition, please contact our office.