Deaf/Hard of Hearing Students
The Student Accessibility Resources (SAR) Office offers certain services and resources for our deaf/hard of hearing students.
Requests for CART/interpreter while you're in class are done during your first meeting with the SAR office. If you haven't requested an appointment with SAR, follow the request SAR accommodations steps.
Outside of Class Services
Submit the completed form via email to your home campus's SAR Office or the SAR Office on the campus where the meeting, workshop or event will take place
Videophones are available for you to use on our campuses in the following locations:
- Northeast Campus: Library (NLIB)
- Northwest Campus: Currently unavailable
- South Campus: Library (SLIB)
- Southeast Campus: Library (ESED 1200)
- Trinity River Campus: SAR Office (TRTR 3817A)
Tuition Exemption Program
As a blind and/or deaf student who is a Texas resident, you may be eligible for a tuition exemption.
The Birdville ISD scholarship is not available if you're using the tuition exemption.
All dues, fees, and enrollment charges whatsoever for which exemptions may be lawfully made, including:
- Fees for correspondence courses,
- General property deposit fees,
- Student service fees
The exemption does not include fees or charges for
- Electronic materials through TCC Plus
You cannot use funds to pay tuition for continuing education classes for which the college receives no state tax support.
- Certificate as a deaf or blind person from Texas Health and Human Services (deaf) or Texas Workforce Commission (blind)
- High school diploma or equivalency
- Statement of purpose (written by you)
- Letter of recommendation
- On-file educational objective/major
How to Apply for the Tuition Exemption
Submit your documents to the Registrar's Office before the start of your semester.
How to Keep Your Tuition Exemption
To keep your tuition exemption,
- Complete the Exemption and Waiver Tracking Form every semester.
- Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) every semester, including
- Maintaining a 2.0 cumulative GPA,
- Not exceeding 99 total credit hours, and
- Taking classes part of your degree/certificate program.
- Maintain a 67% completion rate (if you're also receiving financial aid).
More Information About the Tuition Exemption Program
For more information about the tuition exemption program, visit:
Updated November 28, 2023