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Hazlewood Veteran Program

What is the Hazlewood Veteran Program
Veteran Eligibility Requirements
Required Documentation for First-Time Applicants
Required Documentation for Renewal Applicants


What is the Hazlewood Veteran Program?

The Hazlewood Veteran Program is available to qualifying veterans. It provides them with up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does not include student services fees, living expenses, books or supply fees, etc.

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Veteran Eligibility Requirements

The following are requirements a veteran must meet to be considered a qualifying veteran:

  • At the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces, designated Texas as Home of Record, entered the service in Texas, or was a Texas resident
  • Served at least 181 days of active duty service (excluding training)
  • Received an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions
  • Have no federal Veteran’s education benefits, or have no federal Veteran’s education benefits dedicated to payment of tuition and fees only (such as Chapter 33 or 31) for semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazlewood benefits
  • Cannot be in default on a student loan made or guaranteed by the State of Texas
  • Veterans who are granted their first Hazlewood Act exemption beginning Fall 2011 must reside in Texas during the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed. This requirement does not apply to the Veterans who either received the exemption prior to the 2011-2012 academic year, have reenlisted into active duty, or reside with a spouse who is on active duty.
  • Meet the academic requirements listed below
    • GPA of 2.0 for undergraduates; GPA of 3.0 for graduates
    • Cannot “excessively exceed” hours required for degree – (Floating 30/45) Undergraduate Credit Limitation
    Note – These requirements are not the same as Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements necessary to maintain financial aid eligibility. For financial aid SAP info please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Progress web page.

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Required Documentation for First-Time Applicants

First time applicants must submit the items below. If the student wants to use the exemption other terms within that academic year, the student will indicate their request on Step 2 of the Hazlewood Statement of Understanding or notify the One Stop Enrollment Center. The following is the initial documentation that is required:

  • Hazlewood Statement of Understanding
  • Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption Application
  • Provide proof (DD214) from the Department of Defense regarding military service and the nature of discharge
  • If the veteran was discharged after 9/10/2001, submit proof of eligibility or ineligibility of GI Bill benefits (Chapter 31 or Chapter 33 Post 9/11) by requesting an education benefits letter from one of the following:
      • eBenefits website
      • VA Office in Muskogee OK at (888) 442-4551
      • VetSuccess at UTSA located in the Veteran Certification Office
  • Hazlewood Database Hours (submit even if hours are zero).

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Required Documentation for Renewal Applicants

Hazlewood documentation needs to be submitted once an academic year. After your first year of using the exemption, applicants must submit the renewal documentation listed below. If the student wants to use the exemption other terms within the academic year, the student will indicate their request in Step 2 on the Hazlewood Statement of Understanding or notify the One Stop Enrollment Center. The following is the renewal documentation that is required:

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