Sec. 54.367: Exemptions for Adopted Students Formerly in Foster Or Other Residential Care

(a) A student is exempt from the payment of tuition and fees authorized by this chapter if the student:

(1) was adopted; and

(2) was the subject of an adoption assistance agreement under Subchapter D, Chapter 162, Family Code, that:

(A) provided monthly payments and medical assistance benefits; and

(B) was not limited to providing only for the reimbursement of nonrecurring expenses, including reasonable and necessary adoption fees, court costs, attorney's fees, and other expenses directly related to the legal adoption of the child.

(b) The Texas Education Agency and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board shall develop outreach programs to ensure that adopted students in grades 9-12 formerly in foster or other residential care are aware of the availability of the exemption from the payment of tuition and fees provided by this section.


Added by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1266, Sec. 1.10, eff. June 20, 2003.

Amended by:

Acts 2005, 79th Leg., Ch. 268, Sec. 1.02, eff. September 1, 2005.

Acts 2007, 80th Leg., R.S., Ch. 267, Sec. 1, eff. June 13, 2007.

Redesignated from Education Code, Section 54.2111 by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 359, Sec. 1, eff. January 1, 2012.