Children of Professional Nursing Faculty and Staff
Exemption Program for Professional Nursing Faculty and Staff
To provide an exemption of tuition to eligible students to encourage their parents to continue employment as professional nurse faculty or staff members in the State of Texas.
Are residents of Texas, and
Are registered with the Selective Service System as required by federal law or are
exempt from selective service registration under federal law, and
Have not been granted a baccalaureate degree, and
Enroll at an institution that offers an undergraduate or graduate program of professional
Enroll at the SAME institution of higher education at which the student’s parent is
currently employed or with which the parent has contracted, either as a professional
nursing faculty or staff member, and
Be the child of an individual who:
- At the beginning of the semester or other academic term for which an
(i) holds a master's or doctoral degree in nursing, and is employed full-time by a undergraduate
or graduate professional nursing program offered by the institution that the child is attending
and is employed as a member of the faculty or staff with duties that include teaching,
performing research, serving as an administrator, or performing other professional services
other than serving as a teaching assistant, or
(ii) holds a baccalaureate degree in nursing and is employed by a professional nursing program
offered by the institution as a full-time teaching assistant, or
- During all or part of the semester or other academic term for which
an exemption is
(i) holds a master's or doctoral degree in nursing, and has contracted with an
undergraduate or graduate professional nursing program in this state to serve as a full-time
member of its faculty or staff with duties that include teaching, performing research, serving
as an administrator, or performing other professional services other than serving as a teaching
(ii) holds a baccalaureate degree in nursing and has contracted with
a professional nursing
program offered by the institution to serve as a full-time teaching assistant.
- NEW! Effective Fall 2014, students must be making satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in accordance with the institutions financial aid policy. Specifically, this means that students must:
- Maintain a financial aid GPA of at least a 2.0 (Financial Aid GPA includes grades
from developmental courses), and
- Cannot have been reported by the institution as being in access hours according to Education Code 54.014
SAP is run at the end of EACH semester.
Available only for use at a Texas public college or university.
The exemption covers the student’s tuition only – fees are not covered.
Submit the following to the Financial Aid Office:
The application form, and
- A written letter from the Human Resources Department confirming your parent’s employment.
*The letter must include the preceptor’s name and that they employed as a
Nursing faculty or staff member.
Contact the Financial Aid Office for additional information or assistance with this
To read more about this program check out: Texas Education Code, 54.355