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Adoption Exemption Program
Adoption Exemption

Program Purpose

To provide college financial assistance to students who once were in foster or other residential care and have been adopted.

Eligibility Requirements

Students who:

  • Were in foster or other residential care,

  • Were adopted, and

  • Were the subject of an adoption assistance agreement under Subchapter D, Chapter 162, Texas Family Code.

Eligible Institutions

Available only for use at a Texas public college or university.

Award Amount

Tuition and fees for courses for which the college receives tax support.
 

Application Process

Provide the Financial Aid Office written proof, from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS), of eligibility. To obtain a letter of eligibility from TDFPS, contact a representative in one of the district offices:

 Adoption and Foster Care

 Preparation for Adult Living (PAL) 


Additional Information

General questions may be emailed to the Department of Family and Protective Services or contact your adoption assistance case worker for additional information.

      To read more about this program check out: Texas Education Code, 54.367

     And the TDFPS website: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services