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Email:
finaid@blinn.edu

Fax
979-830-4149

Mailing Address:
Financial Aid
Blinn College
902 College Ave.
Brenham, TX 77833

Brenham Campus
On-campus Location:
Administration Bldg., Room 122

Bryan Campus
On-campus Location:
Administration Bldg.,
By College Park Center

Phone
979-209-7230
979-830-4144

State of Texas Exemptions and Waivers

Students or parents can email tuitionplans@blinn.edu with any questions pertaining to these programs directly related to Blinn College.  More specific questions about these programs can be found at College For All Texans

Deadlines:  The priority deadline, to ensure that the exemption or waiver is applied to student student’s account, to submit all paperwork for these, or any exemptions, is 2 full weeks prior to the payment due date of a semester.  The payment due date is available on the Blinn College calendar. 

Waiver/Exemption     
Blind/Deaf exemptionThis covers all tuition and fees plus parking.  The student needs to obtain certification from the Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services and present the certification letter to the Blinn College Financial Aid Office.  This letter can be received by fax, letter, in person, or emailed as an attachment to tuitionplans@blinn.edu.  This exemption will be applied to all future terms the student registers for as long as the student is meeting the academic requirements.  Students who have not attended in more than one long semester must submit a new letter or notify the Financial Aid Office in order for the exemption to be applied again. 

Child Protective Services
Adopted Students Formerly in Foster or Other Residential Care – This covers all tuition and fees.  The student must provide a letter from Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) stating their eligibility.  This letter can be received by fax, letter, in person, or emailed as an attachment to tuitionplans@blinn.edu.  This exemption will be applied to all future terms the student registers for as long as the student is meeting the academic requirements.  Students who have not attended in more than one long semester must submit a new letter or notify the Financial Aid Office in order for the exemption to be applied again. 

Students under Conservatorship of the Dept of Family and Protective Services – This covers all tuition and fees.  The student must provide a letter from the Texas Dept of Family and Protective Services (TDFPS) stating their eligibility.  This letter can be received by fax, letter, in person, or emailed as an attachment to tuitionplans@blinn.edu.  This exemption will be applied to all future terms the student registers for as long as the student enrolled continuously.  Students who have not attended in more than one long semester must submit a new letter or notify the Financial Aid Office in order for the exemption to be applied again. 

Children of Disabled or Deceased Firemen, Peace Officers, Game Wardens, and Employees of Correctional Institutions – This covers all required tuition and fees, text books, room and board if living on campus for up to 120 semester credit hours.  You must apply through the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).  The THECB will notify Blinn College of the student’s eligibility.  This exemption will be applied to all future terms the student registers for as long as the student is meeting the academic requirements.  Students who have not attended in more than one long semester must submit a new letter or notify the Financial Aid Office in order for the exemption to be applied again. 

Children of U.S. Military who are Missing in Action or Prisoners of War (MIA/POWs) – This covers all required tuition and fees. 

Hazlewood – This covers tuition and fees for the Veteran or their dependent.  Please contact the Blinn College’s Veteran Services Officeveteran.services@blinn.edu for further information. 

Firefighters Taking Fire Science Courses – This covers tuition and some lab for courses that are part of a fire science curriculum.  The student needs to obtain a letter providing proof as a paid fire fighter or as a volunteer with an advanced level accredited certification through SFFMA.  Present the letter to the Blinn College Financial Aid Office.  This letter can be received by fax, letter, in person, or emailed as an attachment to tuitionplans@blinn.edu.  This exemption will be applied to all future terms the student registers for as long as the student is meeting the academic requirements.  Students who have not attended in more than one long semester must submit a new letter or notify the Financial Aid Office in order for the exemption to be applied again. 

Peace Officers Enrolled in Law Enforcement or Criminal Justice Courses – This covers tuition for courses offered as part of a criminal justice curriculum.  The student needs to obtain a letter providing proof as an employed police officer.  Present the letter to the Blinn College Financial Aid Office.  This letter can be received by fax, letter, in person, or emailed as an attachment to tuition.plans@blinn.edu.  This exemption will be applied to all future terms the student registers for as long as the student is meeting the academic requirements.  Students who have not attended in more than one long semester must submit a new letter or notify the Financial Aid Office in order for the exemption to be applied again. 

Clinical Preceptors – up to $500 per semester per semester for up to 10 semesters or the student receives their bachelor’s degree.  Please review the requirements of the program.  The Preceptor Exemption application form must be submitted with proof of eligibility from the Nursing department through which the Preceptor has a written preceptor agreement.  The letter and application can be received by fax, letter, in person, or emailed as an attachment to tuitionplans@blinn.edu.  This exemption will be applied to all future terms the student registers for as long as the student is meeting the academic requirements.  Students who have not attended in more than one long semester must submit a new letter or notify the Financial Aid Office in order for the exemption to be applied again. 

TAPS for Tuition Program – Please read the specific requirements and benefits of the program.  This exemption covers a portion of tuition and fees up to the amount of the vouchers the student has earned.

Some programs, as listed in their description above or on the college for all Texans website have academic requirements and limitations.  Below are the programs and their limitations.

This is general information about the above programs at Blinn College.

Exemption Must maintain cumulative GPA of 2.0 Meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards Maximum  hours Can be received while enrolled as Dual Credit Is there an age limit to apply or receive benefits?
Blind Deaf Y N 120 N N
Child Protective Services          
Adopted students formerly in foster care Y N 120 Y Y
Under conservatorship of DFPS N N No limit Y Y
Child of Disabled/Deceased Fire or Police Y N 120 N Y
Child of POW/MIA Y N 120 N Y
Firemen/ Fire Science Y Y 120 N N
Peace Officer/Criminal Justice Y Y 120 N N
Clinical Preceptor Y N 120 N N
TAPS Y N 120 Y N
Hazlewood Y Y 150 N Y