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Hazlewood Exemption Act

Hours From Multiple Sources

There is a maximum benefit of 150 credit hours per individual, regardless of source, for all versions of the Hazlewood Exemption. Example: students uses 75 hours of mother's benefit and then uses 75 of father's benefit. That student has reached their limit and cannot use anymore of the mother or father's benefit even if the parent has hours left.

 

Dual Use

It is the student's responsibility to ensure another person is not using the same benefit during the same term. If the other person's school reports the use of the benefit before Texas State does, the student at Texas State will not receive the benefit and charges will be reassigned to the student.

 

Hazlewood Act

The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that is run by the Texas Veterans Commission. It provides qualified Veterans, spouses, and dependent children with 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. Apply Here

 

Hazlewood Legacy Act

The Hazlewood Legacy Act is available to children if eligible Veterans assign their unused hours of exemption eligibility to their child. Beginning Fall of 2011, the Veteran must reside in Texas during the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed. If a child to whom hours have been delegated fails to use all of the assigned hours, a Veteran may re-assign the unused hours that are available to another child. Only one child will use Hazlewood Legacy benefits at a time. Apply Here

 

Hazlewood Act for Spouses and Children

Spouses and dependent children of eligible Active Duty, Reserve, and Texas National Guard who died in the line of duty or as a result of injury or illness directly related to military service, are missing in action, or who became totally disabled for purposes of employability as a result of a service-related injury or illness are entitled to each receive a 150 credit hours exemption under the Hazlewood Act for Spouses and Children. Apply Here

 

Required Documents:  

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INCOMING STUDENTS: Hazlewood Legacy (Transfer) Child/Spouse of 100% Disabled/Deceased Veteran
Hazlewood Application X X X
Veteran's DD-214 (the DD214 must state HONORABLE service) X X X
Letter of ineligibility for CH 31/33 from VA If Veteran has active service AFTER 9/11/2001 If Veteran has active service AFTER 9/11/2009 If Veteran has active service AFTER 9/11/2009
Proof of Relationship/Dependency (Student Birth Certificate, or Marriage Certificate, or Adoption Papers, or IRS 1040)   X X
Proof VETERAN currently resides in Texas (TX Driver’s License, utility bill, etc.) X X X
Death Certificate for Deceased Veterans   As Needed  
DD1300 Report of Casualty, or VA Disability Rating Decision Letter, or letter from VA indicating service-related death     X
Proof of Selective Service Registration (Required for ALL Males, ages 18–25 ONLY)   As Needed As Needed
Online Certification Request X X X
RETURNING STUDENTS: Hazlewood Legacy (Transfer) Child/Spouse of 100% Disabled/Deceased Veteran
Continued Enrollment Form (ONLY if you are CURRENTLY using Hazlewood at TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY) X X X
Initial Application (if not currently using Hazlewood at TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY) As Needed As Needed As Needed
Online Certification Request X X X