Texas offers a college tuition exemption for students who are blind or Deaf.
|Tuition Exemption Criteria for Blindness or Deafness|
|Deafness||Hearing is nonfunctional for normal conversation after all necessary medical treatment, surgery, and hearing aids are used.|
|Blindness||A 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 any campus Student Accessibility Services at least 10 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.
|Required Tuition Exemption Documents|
Submit each of the following to the Office for Students with Disabilities to claim a tuition exemption.
|Cover Letter||A letter from you requesting the tuition waiver under Texas Senate Bill 183. Include your address and phone number in addition to your name and Social Security number.|
|Disability Certification||Either –
A statement on letterhead from the Texas Rehabilitation Commission, Texas Commission for the Blind, or Texas Commission for the Deaf that states you are a person who is Deaf or blind according to the criteria above;
Diagnostic proof of disability on letterhead from a physician specialist in ophthalmology, audiology, ear, nose, throat, or other licensed practitioner.
|Letter of Recommendation||A letter from a principal, public official, instructor, or otherwise responsible person stating your ability to benefit from college.|
|Statement of Purpose||A signed statement from you describing your reason for attending ACC and your plan for how this will help you vocationally.|