Tuition Assistance at Post-secondary Schools for Qualified Persons with Hearing Loss

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Office of the Texas Governor, Governor's Committee on People with Disabilities

Certificate of Deafness for Tuition Waiver Program

Did you know that students who are deaf or hard of hearing and meet certain criteria can apply to have their tuition waived at state-supported, post-secondary schools in Texas?

One of the programs under the Texas HHS Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (DHHS) is the Certification of Deafness Tuition Waiver (CODTW) program. Learn more about the program in an upcoming webinar and how it can benefit you! (Click here for a description in ASL!)

Olivia Rains, a Communication Access Specialist with DHHS, will be presenting with Melissa Bell, Outreach Development Specialist at DHHS.

This webinar is intended for professionals who work with current and prospective students who are deaf or hard of hearing, high school and college students who are deaf or hard of hearing, continuing education adults who are deaf or hard of hearing, and parents of deaf and hard of hearing students.

Register: The HHS Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services invites you to register here:

Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023 Time: 11:30am-1:30pm CST CEUs: 0.2 ODHHS CEUs* (General Studies)

Register for the session, and you will receive an email with a personalized link to access the webinar. If you have questions about the registration process, or about the webinar, email your questions to

This webinar will be presented in American Sign Language (ASL) and spoken English.

Audio access is via your computer speakers. If you do not have computer speakers, call the number provided on the GoToWebinar system.


*Participants may earn 0.2 DHHS General Studies CEUs by attending the full session and taking a post-webinar survey. CEUs may not be earned by calling in via telephone.

*DHHS is an approved continuing professional education (CPE) provider for the Texas Education Agency.

*Certificates of Attendance will also be awarded for other continuing education documentation, such as for the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council.

Registration URL:

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For additional information contact:

DHHS Training and Education

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Health and Independence

Community Services