Education Benefits for Certain Survivors of Individuals in Specific Public Servant Positions

Program Purpose

the purpose of this program is to provide higher education benefits to the spouse and children of individuals in specific public servant positions who were killed in the line of duty.

NOTE: This webpage is intended to provide basic information for the public by highlighting requirements that appear in the Texas Education Code (TEC) and Texas Administrative Code (TAC). When reviewing eligibility requirements this exemption program, you should always refer to the relevant statutes and rules. The information on this webpage is to be used solely as a resource and does not override the statute or rules for this exemption program. It is not intended as, and does not constitute, legal advice.

Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for this exemption, the applicant must:

Note: If the individual died in the line of duty prior to Sept.1, 2000, the child may be eligible for the Children of Disabled or Deceased Firefighters or Law Enforcement Officers program.

To continue receiving an exemption after initially being awarded, the student must: