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Hazlewood Benefits


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. For example, a student uses 75 hours of their mother's benefit and then uses 75 of their father's benefit. That student has reached their limit and cannot use anymore of their mother's or father's benefit even if the parent has hours left.

Hazlewood Act

The Hazlewood Act provides qualified Veterans 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.

Hazlewood Legacy Act

The Hazlewood Legacy Act is available to children if eligible Veterans assign their unused hours of exemption eligibility to their child.

Hazlewood Act for Spouses and Children

Spouses and dependent children of eligible veterans 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.


Dual Use

Two students cannot use the same benefit in the same semester. If our report shows another student already using the benefit, we will reassign the full debt to the student.


Correspondence and Extension Study

Hazlewood Act benefits do not cover correspondence and extension study courses or programs.


Study Abroad

Hazlewood Act benefits do not cover study abroad courses or programs.


Teacher Certification

Hazlewood will not cover a teacher certification fee.


Verification of GI Bill® Exhaustion/Ineligibility

Dependents of veterans who separated on or after 11 September 2009 must provide proof that the student does not qualify for Chapter 33 (Post 9/11) benefits. An exhausted Certificate of Eligibility or Denial Letter are proof of this.