- Foster Care Liaison Information and Resources
Foster Care Liaison Information and Resources
Students who were formerly in foster care under the conservatorship of the Department of Family and Protective Services in Texas may be eligible for tuition exemptions and other resources.
STATE COLLEGE TUITION WAIVER
You qualify for the tuition and fee waiver if you were in DFPS conservatorship:
The day before your 18th birthday
The day of your 14th birthday, if you are also eligible for adoption on or after that day.
The day you graduated from high school or received the equivalent of a high school diploma
The day you were adopted, if that date was on or after September 1, 2009.
The day Permanent Managing Conservatorship was granted to a non-parent, if that date was on or after September 1, 2009.
You were 14 years or older on or after June 1, 2016 and left DFPS’s Permanent Managing Conservatorship return to the legal responsibility of a parent.
You were 16 years or older on or after June 1, 2016 and left DFPS Temporary Managing
Conservatorship to the legal responsibility of a parent.
You enrolled in a dual credit course or other course which a high school student may earn joint high school and college credit and were in DFPS conservatorship on the day of enrollment.
NOTE: You must have enrolled in a state supported college or university before your 25th birthday. State PAL staff or Adoption Eligibility Assistance staff will give you a signed college Tuition Fee Waiver letter to take to the registrar’s office. Participation in PAL services is not required to be eligible for the tuition and fee waiver.
For more information about the state waiver, go to:
For information about the Education and Training Voucher for former foster students:
For resources for foster youth and former foster students:
For more information or further assistance, please contact:
Debbie Richardson, LMSW
Foster Student Liaison, Culture of Caring Coordinator