The Hazelwood Act is a benefit for Texas veterans, exempting the cost of tuition and most fees.
What charges are covered?
The Hazelwood Act exempts qualified students taking classes at public institutions of higher education in Texas from tuition and fee charges, but does not include property deposits or student services fees.
What charges are not covered?
Books, supplies and living expenses are not covered, nor are property deposit and student services fees.
How does the exemption work?
The Hazelwood Act is an exemption from the payment of tuition and most fees. There is no money changing hands with this benefit. The institution the student attends absorbs the cost of tuition and some fees for that student.
You may qualify for an exemption of tuition and some fees from the Hazelwood Act if
- You were a Texas resident
- You either designated Texas as your Home of Record or entered the service in Texas
- Have at least 181 days of active military duty (sum of 12c and 12d on DD-214)
- Received an honorable discharge or separation or a general discharge under honorable conditions
- Have no federal veteran’s education benefits that exceed the value of Hazelwood benefits
- Are not in default on student loans
Children and spouses may be eligible. Visit http://www.collegefortexans.com/apps/financialaid/tofa2.cfm?ID=579 to learn more.
Hazelwood Applications (To turn into the Veterans Center)
Veterans using the Exemption must complete the HE-V application form.
Eligible Children and Spouses Who Have Never Used the Exemption must complete both the HE-V and the HE-D application forms.
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