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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. This does NOT include living expenses, books, or supply fees.

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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 veteran
Hazlewood Legacy Program – transferred from the veteran to their dependent child
Hazlewood Dependent/Spouse Program - used by the spouse and/or dependent child(ren) of a veteran who has a service-related total and permanent disability rating, is entitled to receive compensation at the 100% rate due to individual employability (IU), died in action or as a result of service-related injuries or illness, or is missing in action.

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Hazlewood Process/Timeline

Each semester, we will follow these steps in processing a student’s exemption.

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, be sure to that you make alternative payment arrangements to prevent cancellation of your registration.

Application Deadline (Census Date)
Earliest Date Exemption Applied
Spring 2016
January 28, 2016
December 1, 2015
Summer 2016
July 15, 2016
May 1, 2016
Fall 2016
September 8, 2016
August 1, 2016

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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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