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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
Summer 2014
June 17, 2014
April 1, 2014- Veteran and Dependent/Spouse
Early June 2014- Legacy Students
Fall 2014
September 12, 2014
August 1, 2014
Spring 2015
January 28, 2015
December 1, 2014
Summer 2015
April 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 Academic Requirements for Exemptions

Beginning Fall 2014, the following requirements must be met by certain groups of students receiving exemptions at all public Texas institutions. For Hazlewood, this includes exemption recipients under the Veteran program, the Legacy program and to some students under the Dependent/Spouse program (spouses/children of veterans who were 100% disabled due to active duty).

    • If initially enrolled prior to Fall 1999, there is no maximum number of attempted hours
    • If initially enrolled Fall 1999 – Summer 2006, cannot exceed required hours for your degree by more than 45 hours
    • If initially enrolled Fall 2006 – Present, cannot exceed required hours for your degree by more than 30 hours

These requirements are separate from financial aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements for financial aid purposes. Legacy students must still maintain all components of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for financial aid in order to receive the Hazlewood Exemption.

For more detailed information and for appeal information, please refer to our Academic Requirements for Exemptions page.

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