Exemptions are a type of financial assistance allowing some Texas residents to attend a public college or university in Texas without paying tuition or, in some cases, tuition and fees. Click the link for documentation required to prove eligibility for the following exemptions:
Ad Valorem Tax Waiver
Texas residents who own property which is subject to ad valorem taxation by Amarillo Junior College District and their dependents shall be eligible to enroll at the tuition rate for resident students.
Submit the completed Ad Valorem Tax Waiver Form and a property tax statement indicating payment of ad valorem taxes to the Amarillo Junior College District. This waiver must be renewed each term.
New Mexico Reciprocity Agreement
Coordinating Board Rules, Chapter 21, Subchapter B, Section 21.26(b)(6)(b)(iii): Students from counties or parishes of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas or Louisiana adjacent to Texas may pay a lowered nonresident tuition when they attend any public institution in Texas, if the institution has a current reciprocal agreement with a similar institution in the student’s home state.
Amarillo College has a reciprocal agreement with Eastern New Mexico University. Students whose residency is based on themselves or a parent/legal guardian who lives in one of the following New Mexico bordering counties will be eligible for a waiver of out of state tuition:
- Union, Quay, Curry, Roosevelt, Lea, Eddy, Otero, Dona Ana
In order to maintain your eligibility for this waiver, simply refile this form with AskAC every semester and make sure that you meet Amarillo College’s policy for Satisfactory Academic Progress. Please visit the following AC Webpage to learn more about Satisfactory Academic Progress: https://www.actx.edu/fin/satisfactory-academic-progress-policy. Complete the Tuition Waiver Program for New Mexico Residents and return it to AskAC prior to the census date of the enrolled term.
P.O. Box 447
Amarillo, TX 79178