To qualify for the exemption, you must be a Texas resident, have a high school diploma or GED, and meet the criteria for either disability.


Tuition Exemption Criteria for Blindness or Deafness
DeafnessHearing is nonfunctional for normal conversation after all necessary medical treatment, surgery, and hearing aids are used.
BlindnessA visual condition for which medical prognosis indicates a progressive deterioration that may result in a substantial vocational handicap.



Request the exemption

Submit the required documents to  Phil Robertson in the Counseling and Testing Department at least 30 days before you register for classes.
  • Include your name and Social Security number on all documents.
  • All documents must include the appropriate signature.
  • Incomplete documentation will not be processed.