Firefighters Enrolled in Fire Science Courses

Program Purpose

The purpose of this program is to provide tuition assistance to eligible employed and volunteer firefighters in the state of Texas enrolled in college-level fire science courses.

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

Note: The Texas Commission on Fire Protection has defined “fire science” as a course of study primarily related to fire service, emergency medicine, emergency management, or public administration.

To qualify for this exemption, the applicant must:

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

Note: A student who does not meet the grade point average (GPA) requirement to satisfy the institution's SAP or excessive hour restriction may qualify for a hardship exception; contact your institution for more information.

Eligible Institutions

Texas public colleges and universities that offer accredited fire science programs.

Award Amount

This award exempts an eligible person from the payment of tuition and laboratory fees for specific fire science courses.