- be employed as a Peace Officer by the State of Texas or by a political subdivision of Texas
- provide the Criminal Justice department proof of employment as a currently paid Peace Officer (required each semester in which the exemption will be used). An email from your supervisor's official email account will fulfill this requirement.
- have a Criminal Justice degree plan on file in the registrar's office
-to receive a continuation award, the student must meet the institution's financial aid satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements. Specifically, students must maintain a financial aid GPA of at least a 2.0 to remain eligible. (Financial aid GPA includes grades for developmental courses.)
-courses not directly related to law enforcement or criminal justice are NOT eligible for reimbursement, even though they may be required for completion of the certificate or degree. (I.e. general education classes.)
-enrollment must be secured with proper payment to avoid cancellation for non-payment. Any over payment will be refunded.
-applies for the exemption at least one week before the last date of the institution's regular registration period for the applicable semester or other term.
-You must submit a new application every semester you wish to receive the exemption. If you do not apply, the exemption will not be processed.
The date you submit your application will be used to determine the eligibility of courses. Only undergraduate courses pertaining to the major requirement of criminal justice degree are eligible for the tuition and laboratory fee exemption.
*Please keep in mind that this form is a request for exemption only, and does not guarantee exemption.*
For more information about the Peace Officer Exemption, please visit College for All Texans
Texas Education Code Sec. 54.3531. PEACE OFFICERS ENROLLED IN CERTAIN COURSES
Not all tuition and fees may be covered by the exemption. Students are responsible for any additional tuition and fees that may not be covered.