Firefighters Taking Fire Science Courses

The purpose of this program is to encourage persons employed as firefighters or active members of volunteer fire departments to take college courses designed to help them in their work.

In order to be eligible for the exemption, you must:

Additionally, undergraduate students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and must not be subject to the fee for excessive hours, as determined by the Office of the Registrar. Graduate students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA. To receive continuation awards, a firefighter (paid or volunteer) must meet the Office of Financial Aid’s standards for maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

The exemption covers tuition and laboratory fees for courses offered as part of a fire science curriculum. No funds may be used to pay tuition for continuing education classes for which UT Dallas receives no state tax support. The exemption may not be applied to additional tuition charged to an undergraduate student with excess or repeated hours under TEC. 54.014(a) or (f), or the additional tuition charged to a graduate student with excess hours under TEC. 61.059(l)(1) or (2).

To apply for the exemption, provide the Bursar’s Office proof of employment as a paid firefighter, and enroll in the courses of a Fire Science Curriculum.