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Hazlewood Exemption

Benefit Description
  • Pays resident tuition and required fees.
  • The Hazlewood Exemption does not require students to be full time however students who are also using other forms of aid such as a VA Chapter benefits or financial aid should consider taking a full course load to maximize those benefits. 
  • Recipients can receive up to 150 credit hours of resident tuition and fees exempted.
  • Hazlewood hours will be used to pay for tuition and fees for courses which are dropped after the 12th class day.
  • If Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan payments have already been applied to a student’s bill, and the semester in question has already begun or is a prior semester, the Hazlewood Exemption cannot be processed for the semester in question. More information regarding the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan and the removal of payments from student accounts can be found at http://sbs.tamu.edu/accounts-billing/texas-guaranteed-tuition-plan/
  • If a veteran fails to use all of their Hazlewood hours, the veteran or conservator of the hours may reassign the unused hours to a dependent.
  • If a child to whom hours have been delegated fails to use all assigned hours, the veteran or conservator of the hours may reassign the unused hours to another dependent.
  • Only one person may use the Hazlewood Exemption during a given semester and all eligible recipients use the same pool of 150 credit hours of resident tuition and fees exempted to include the veteran.
  • The Hazlewood Exemption is considered to be a financial resource for financial aid purposes and, as such, may reduce a student’s other awards (need based scholarships, grants, loans or work-study).
Eligibility Requirements
The Texas Veterans Commission establishes the rules for Hazlewood eligibility. State institutions are required to use these rules to confirm Hazlewood recipient eligibility.
  1. Veteran’s DD-214 must indicate:
    • Honorable or General Under Honorable Conditions as character of service.
    • More than 180 days of active duty service, excluding initial entry training as defined in the Texas Administrative Code §461.
    • The Date of Separation must occur prior to the first day of the term for which the exemption is to be claimed.
  2. Veteran must meet one of the following requirements:
    • DD-214 reflects that Home of Record At Time of Entry was Texas
    • DD-214 reflects that Place (Point) of Entry was Texas
    • Veteran must prove they were a Texas resident at the time they entered if DD-214 does not reflect Texas as Home of Record or Point of Entry as Texas. Please contact the Veteran Services Office regarding what documentation is appropriate to prove your residency at the time of entry into active duty.
  3. Veteran must meet one of the following requirements:
    • Currently reside (live) in Texas however does not have to currently be a resident of Texas.
    • Currently Active Duty (or spouse is active duty) and can supply military orders showing assignment outside of Texas and provide most recent three months' Leave and Earnings Statements showing Texas to be the person’s home.
  4. Veteran cannot have federal veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees unless resident tuition and fees exceed those benefits (ex. Post 9/11 GI Bill®).
  5. Veteran cannot be in default on a student loan made or guaranteed by the state of Texas.
  6. Veteran must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined for financial aid purposes.
  7. Veteran must be state funded. Veterans who are deemed non-state funded by the Office of the Registrar due to having attempted an excessive number of credit hours are ineligible for Hazlewood.
  8. Veterans must provide the institution with all required supporting documentation no later than the last class date of the semester or term to which the exemption applies.
Helpful Links
Texas Veterans Commission
Hazlewood – Frequently Asked Questions

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Benefit Description
  • Pays resident tuition and required fees.
  • The Hazlewood Exemption does not require students to be full time however students who are also using other forms of aid such as a VA Chapter benefits or financial aid should consider taking a full course load to maximize those benefits. 
  • Recipients can receive up to 150 credit hours of resident tuition and fees exempted.
  • Maximum degree certified hours awarded will be dependent upon the degree or certificate program in which the student is enrolled for that term or semester and shall be consistent with the program length as defined within the school catalog as approved by the regional accreditation commission.
  • Hazlewood hours will be used to pay for tuition and fees for courses which are dropped after the 12th class day.
  • If Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan payments have already been applied to a student’s bill, and the semester in question has already begun or is a prior semester, the Hazlewood Exemption cannot be processed for the semester in question. More information regarding the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan and the removal of payments from student accounts can be found at sbs.tamu.edu.
  • If a child to whom hours have been delegated fails to use all assigned hours, the veteran or conservator of the hours may reassign the unused hours to another dependent.
  • Only one person may use the Hazlewood Exemption during a given semester and all eligible recipients use the same pool of 150 credit hours of resident tuition and fees exempted to include the veteran.
  • The Hazlewood Exemption is considered to be a financial resource for financial aid purposes and, as such, may reduce a student’s other awards (need based scholarships, grants, loans or work-study).
Eligibility Requirements for Dependents
The Texas Veterans Commission establishes the rules for Hazlewood eligibility. State institutions are required to use these rules to confirm Hazlewood recipient eligibility.
  1. Dependents must:
    • Be the biological child, stepchild, adopted child, or claimed as a dependent on the veteran’s tax return in the current or previous tax year.
    • Be a Texas resident as deemed by the Office of the Registrar at Texas A&M University.
    • Reside in Texas for each semester Hazlewood is used.
    • Be 25 years or younger on the first day of the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed.
    • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined for financial aid purposes.
    • Be state funded. Students who are deemed non-state funded by the Office of the Registrar due to having attempted an excessive number of credit hours are ineligible for Hazlewood.
    • Be registered for Selective Service if you meet Federal requirements for registration.
  2. Veteran transferring benefits must meet the above Hazlewood Exemption eligibility requirements. 
  3. Veteran must agree to transfer benefits to their dependent.
    • If the veteran is deceased another legal guardian must request transfer of benefits on their behalf.
  4. Dependent cannot have federal veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees unless resident tuition and fees exceed those federal veterans education benefits.
  5. Dependent cannot be in default on a student loan made or guaranteed by the state of Texas.
  6. Dependent must provide the institution with all required supporting documentation no later than the last class date of the semester or term to which the exemption applies.
Helpful Links
Texas Veterans Commission
Hazlewood – Frequently Asked Questions
Benefit Description
  • Pays resident tuition and required fees.
  • The Hazlewood Exemption does not require students to be full time however students who are also using other forms of aid such as a VA Chapter benefits or financial aid should consider taking a full course load to maximize those benefits. 
  • Recipients can receive up to 150 credit hours of resident tuition and fees exempted.
  • Hazlewood hours will be used to pay for tuition and fees for courses which are dropped after the 12th class day.
  • If Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan payments have already been applied to a student’s bill, and the semester in question has already begun or is a prior semester, the Hazlewood Exemption cannot be processed for the semester in question. More information regarding the Texas Guaranteed Tuition Plan and the removal of payments from student accounts can be found at sbs.tamu.edu.
  • The Hazlewood Exemption is considered to be a financial resource for financial aid purposes and, as such, may reduce a student’s need based grant and scholarship eligibility.
Eligibility Requirements for Dependents/Spouse
The Texas Veterans Commission establishes the rules for Hazlewood eligibility. State institutions are required to use these rules to confirm Hazlewood recipient eligibility.
  1. Sponsoring veteran must meet one of the following requirements:
    • DD-214 reflects that Home of Record At Time of Entry was Texas.
    • DD-214 reflects that Place (Point) of Entry was Texas.
    • Must prove they were a Texas Resident at the time they entered the military if DD-214 does not reflect Texas as Home of Record or Point of Entry as Texas.
  2. Sponsoring veteran must meet one of the following requirements:
    • 100% totally and permanently disabled.
    • Meets the requirements for individual unemployability according to the VA disability ratings.
    • Missing in Action.
    • Killed in Action.
    • Their death must have been documented as service related.
  3. Dependent/spouse must meet all of the following requirements:
    • Be the biological, step, adopted child, or legally married to the veteran.
    • Be a Texas resident as deemed by the Office of the Registrar at Texas A&M University.
    • Reside (live) in Texas for each semester Hazlewood is used.
    • Be state funded. Students who are deemed non-state funded by the Office of the Registrar due to having attempted an excessive number of credit hours are ineligible for Hazlewood. This requirement does not apply to a child or spouse of a veteran who has died from a service-related injury or illness or who was classified as missing in action (MIA), or killed in action (KIA).
    • Be registered for Selective Service if you meet Federal requirements for registration as it is a State requirement for those receiving a State exemption or waiver.
  4. Dependent/spouse cannot have federal veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees unless resident tuition and fees exceed those benefits.
  5. Dependent/spouse cannot be in default on a student loan made or guaranteed by the state of Texas.
  6. Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress as determined for financial aid purposes. This requirement does not apply to a child or spouse of a veteran who has died from a service-related injury or illness or who was classified as missing in action (MIA), or killed in action (KIA).
  7. Must provide the institution with all required supporting documentation no later than the last class date of the semester or term to which the exemption applies.
Helpful Links
Texas Veterans Commission
Hazlewood – Frequently Asked Questions

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Hazlewood exemption must be renewed each semester