The Hazlewood Exemption is for qualified veterans, children of veterans, and dependents of certain disabled or deceased veterans and exempts students from paying tuition and required fees (not including Student Services Fee or deposits).

Eligibility requirements include:

Texas resident at military entrance with:

  • Texas home of record
  • Texas point of entry
  • Texas residency
  • Honorable discharge
  • More than 180 days of active duty (net active service)
  • Have no federal veteran's education benefits or have federal veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees only that do not exceed the value of Hazlewood benefits
  • Are not in default on a student loan made or guaranteed by the state of Texas

Application Process:

  • Complete the appropriate application form(s)
  • Hazlewood Exemption Application Packet For Veterans (HE-V) 
  • Hazlewood Exemption Application Packet for Eligible Children and Spouse of Texas Veterans (HE-D)
  • Provide veteran's DD-214 Member 4 copy
  • Provide proof of dependent relationship (birth certificate, adoption certificate, marriage certificate, tax returns)
  • Provide Certificate of Eligibility letter from VA for service after 9/11/01

Documents may be accepted during registration of classes for the succeeding term.

Veterans or children of veterans who are granted their first Hazlewood Exemption beginning Fall 2011 must reside in Texas during the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed. This requirement does not apply to those who received the exemption prior to the 2011-2012 academic year.

Eligible Children who received the Hazlewood Exemption for the first time beginning Fall 2011 must be 25 year of age or younger on the first day of the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed (unless granted an extension due to the qualifying illness or debilitating condition). This requirement does not apply to children who received the exemption prior to the 2011-2012 academic year.

Effective with tuition and fee charges Fall 2011 a veterans spouse or child’s guardian, conservator, custodian, or other legally designated caretaker may re-assign unused hours to an eligible child (through Legacy) on behalf of the veteran if the veteran dies prior to the requesting the transfer of hours.

Students using Hazlewood Exemption benefits under the Legacy Act provision MUST meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements as defined by Scholarships & Financial Aid. SAP is checked at the completion of each semester for all students. Hazlewood Exemption benefits will not be posted for Legacy Act students until the previous semester's SAP is verified. For more information please refer to https://financialaid.tamu.edu/eligibility/SAP.aspx.

For more information about the Hazlewood Exemption please refer to http://www.collegeforalltexans.com