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Hazlewood Exemption

What is Hazlewood?

The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas.

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Hazlewood Programs

For further details on qualifying requirements as well as required documentation under each program of Hazlewood, click on your specific program.

Hazlewood Veteran Program – used by qualifying veteran
Hazlewood Legacy Program – transferred from the veteran to their qualifying dependent child
Hazlewood Dependent/Spouse Program – used by spouse or dependent child of a veteran who died as a result of service-related injury or illness, is missing in action or became totally (100%) disabled as the result of a service related injury or illness.

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Hazlewood Process/Timeline

Each semester, we will follow these steps in processing a student’s exemption. The order will vary; however, we cannot apply the exemption until the first four items are complete.

The table below indicates when applications are due each term AND the soonest the Hazlewood Exemption can be applied each semester once all the steps above are complete. During peak processing times, applications can take up to 4 – 6 weeks to be processed. If your exemption is not applied to your account by the tuition due date, it is advised that you make alternative payment arrangements to prevent cancellation of your registration.

Application Deadline (Census Date)
Earliest Date Exemption Applied
Spring 2015
January 28, 2015
December 1, 2014
Summer 2015
July 8, 2015
April 1, 2015
Fall 2015
September 2, 2015
August 1, 2015

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Hazlewood and Financial Aid

The Hazlewood Exemption can be used in conjunction with financial aid (grants, loans, scholarships and work-study). Please note that this exemption must fit within your Cost of Attendance (COA) and your financial need. If financial aid is already disbursed or awarded at the time your Hazlewood exemption is approved, there may be adjustments to your financial aid (grants, loans, scholarships and work-study) to accommodate this exemption.

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Hazlewood Status Updates

To view the status of your Hazlewood Exemption, follow the steps listed below:

    • Log into ASAP
    • Click on Financial Aid
    • Click on Eligibility
    • Click on Student Requirements
    • Click on the Academic Year

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NEW Degree Certified Hours Rule for Legacy Students

Effective Summer 2015, Hazlewood Legacy students will receive the exemption for the number of degree certified hours reported by the institution for that term or semester. Maximum degree certified hours awarded to the Legacy recipient will be dependent upon the degree or certificate program in which the student is enrolled for that term or semester and shall be consistent with the program length as defined within the school catalog as approved by the regional accreditation commission. If a child to whom hours have been delegated fails to use all of the assigned hours, a Veteran may re-assign the unused hours that are available to another child. Only one child will use Hazlewood Legacy benefits at a time.

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