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Hazlewood Act

The Hazlewood Exemption (Hazlewood Act) is an education benefit provided to honorably discharged or separated Texas Veterans and to eligible dependent children and spouses of Texas Veterans. Eligible veterans, their children and spouses may receive an exemption from tuition and fees for up to 150 credit hours.

Dependents of Texas Veterans are eligible through the Legacy Program if the Texas Veteran meets the eligibility requirements and the dependent can provide documentation to establish the relationship to the veteran. Students eligible for an exemption of tuition and fees through the Legacy Program must abide by the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy. If the student is placed on Financial Aid Suspension, then he or she will become ineligible to use the exemption. The student may reinstate eligibility for the Legacy Program once he/she has established a Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) status.

Eligible students must submit the appropriate Hazlewood application, as the veteran or eligible spouse or child, once each academic year. If the veteran is signing over his or her hours to the eligible spouse or child, then an application from the veteran will be required in addition to the eligible spouse or child’s application. The student will need to submit proof of online registration with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board at the time the application is due, before the Hazlewood Exemption can be processed. The student can register online with the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
or please contact the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board office toll free at 800-242-3062 for assistance with setting up the account.
If the student is an eligible child or spouse of a Texas Veteran, the student will need to provide documents to establish the relationship with the Veteran to the Financial Aid Office.
In the event that an eligible Veteran or dependent is unable to submit all appropriate documentation by the deadline, the student may be dropped from classes and will be responsible to pay for tuition and fees.

All regulations regarding the Hazlewood Act are subject to change per the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. For more information, students can refer to

Hazlewood Exemption Resources

  1. The Hazlewood Application for Veterans can be found here.
  2. The Hazlewood Application for Dependents can be found here.
  3. Hazlewood Student Hours login here.
  4. Request your DD214 here.
  5. Request military transcripts here.