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Hazlewood Legacy

  • Hazlewood Exemption Benefits
    • The purpose of the Hazlewood Exemption (Hazlewood Act) is to provide an education benefit to honorably discharged or separated Texas veterans and to eligible dependent children and spouses of Texas veterans.
    • Eligible veterans, their children and spouses may receive an exemption from the payment of all tuition, dues, fees, and other required charges, including fees for correspondence courses, but excluding deposit fees, student service fees, and any fees or charges for books, lodging, board, or clothing for up to 150 semester credit hours
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Veterans:
      • Who, at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces:
        • Are Texas residents
        • Designated Texas as Home of Record or
        • Entered the service in Texas
      • Have served at least 181 days of active military duty excluding training
      • Have received an honorable discharge or separation or a general discharge under honorable conditions
      • Are not in default on a student loan made or guaranteed by the State of Texas
  • Application Process
    • Veterans
      • Complete the HE-V application form [found at www.collegeforalltexans.com]
      • Provide proof of eligibility or ineligibility for GI/Montgomery benefits (Chapter 31, 33/Post 911) by requesting an education benefits letter from the VA office in Muskogee, OK at (888)-442-4551 or www.gibill.va.gov
      • Provide DD214
  • Legacy Exemption Benefits
    • Children and spouses may receive an exemption from the payment of all tuition, dues, fees, and other required charges, including fees for correspondence courses, but excluding deposit fees, student service fees, and any fees or charges for books, lodging, board, or clothing for up to 150 semester credit hours
  • Eligibility Requirements
    • Children
      • Have a parent or is the spouse of a veteran of the U. S. Armed Forces, Texas National Guard, or Texas Air National Guard who died as a result of service-related injuries or illness, is missing in action, or became totally disabled for purposes of employability as a result of service-related injury or illness
      • Are residents of Texas as of the term or semester in which they enroll
      • Eligible children who receive the Hazlewood exemption for the first time beginning fall, 2011 must be 25 years of age or younger on the first day of the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed. This requirement does not apply to children who received the exemption prior to the 2011-2012 academic year
      • Make satisfactory academic progress in a degree, certificate, or continuing education program as determined by the institution.
    • Spouse
      • spouse of a veteran of the U. S. Armed Forces, Texas National Guard, or Texas Air National Guard who died as a result of service-related injuries or illness, is missing in action, or became totally disabled for purposes of employability as a result of service-related injury or illness
      • Are residents of Texas as of the term or semester in which they enroll
  • Application Process
      • Complete both the HE-V and the HE-D application forms [found at www.collegeforalltexans.com]
      • Provide proof of eligibility or ineligibility for GI/Montgomery benefits (Chapter 31, 33/Post 911) by requesting an education benefits letter from the VA office in Muskogee, OK at (888)-442-4551 or http://www.gibill.va.gov
      • Provide proof from Dept. of Defense or from the VA regarding veteran parent's death or disability related to service
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