Skip Navigation
Angelo State University
Veterans Educational and Transitional Services (VETS)

Search Site

Information for:

ASU Child Reflection

Hazlewood Exemption for Texas Veterans and Eligible Dependents

  • Description

    The Hazlewood Exemption provides an education benefit to honorably discharged or separated Texas veterans and to eligible dependent children and spouses of Texas veterans.

  • Eligibility Requirements for Veterans

    Veterans

    • 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, as indicated as “net active service” (the sum of 12(c) and 12(d) on the DD214)
    • Have received an honorable discharge or separation, or a general discharge under honorable conditions
    • Have no federal veterans education benefits, or have federal veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees only, such as Chapter 33, for term or semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazlewood benefits (Pell and SEOG Grants are not relevant)
    • Are not in default on a student loan made or guaranteed by the state of Texas
    • Resides in the state of Texas for the term or semester in which they enroll

    If you meet all of the above eligibility requirements, please fill out the application form by visiting the Texas Veterans Commission website for more information about Veteran eligibility.

  • Eligibility Requirements for Spouse and Children

    Children and Spouses of Veterans

    (Veterans must meet the requirements listed above before children and spouses can qualify.)

    The Hazlewood Act is also extended to spouses and dependent children of eligible active duty, Texas National Guard, and Air National Guard 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. Each child and spouse will receive a 150 credit hour exemption.

    Note: A child of a qualified Veteran who is not 100% disabled or has a service connected death may qualify for benefits under the Hazlewood Legacy Program.

    A SPOUSE MUST :

    • Be a spouse of a Veteran who, at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces, was a Texas resident, designated Texas as Home of Record, or entered the service in Texas;
    • Be a 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 (100%) as a result of a service-related injury or illness or is entitled to receive compensation at the 100% rate due to individual employability (IU) due to a service connected injury or illness;
    • Have no federal Veterans education benefits, or have federal Veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees only (such as Chapter 33 or 31; Pell and SEOG are not relevant) for term or semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazlewood benefits and;
    • Be a resident of Texas for the term or semester enrolled. 

    A CHILD MUST :

    • Be a child of a Veteran who, at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces, was a Texas resident, designated Texas as Home of Record, or entered the service in Texas;
    • Be a child 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 (100%) as a result of a service-related injury or illness or is entitled to receive compensation at the 100% rate due to individual employability (IU) due to a service connected injury or illness;
    • Must be 25 years old or younger on the first day of the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed (unless granted an extension due to a qualifying illness or debilitating condition);
    • Have no federal Veterans education benefits, or have federal Veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees only (such as Chapter 33 or 31; Pell and SEOG are not relevant) for term or semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazlewood benefits; and
    • Are residents of Texas as of the term or semester in which they enroll.

    Legacy Act (Child)

    Eligible Veterans may assign unused hours of exemption eligibility to a child under certain conditions.

    A CHILD MUST :

    • Be a Texas resident;
    • Be the biological child, stepchild, adopted child, or claimed as a dependent in the current or previous tax year;
    • Be 25 years old or younger on the first day of the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed (unless granted an extension due to a qualifying illness or debilitating condition); and
    • Make satisfactory academic progress in a degree, certificate, or continuing education program as determined by the institution.

    *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 can use the Hazlewood Act at a time.

    If you meet the above eligibility requirements, please complete the application by visiting the Texas Veterans Commission website for more information about Child and Spouse eligibility.

  • Award Amount

    Eligible veterans, their children and spouses may receive an exemption from the payment of 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. 

  • Application Process

    Please select the appropriate application packet listed above with the eligibility information and submit completed applications to the ASU Student Accounts/Bursar’s Office.

     

    Veterans must provide proof from the Department of Defense regarding their military service and nature of discharge (DD214). In addition, both veterans and dependents must provide proof of eligibility or ineligibility for Post-9/11 GI Bill (or other benefits if discharged after 09/11/2001) by submitting an application for VA Education Benefits using the Veterans On-Line Application (VONAPP) website.

     

    Dependents who are using benefits received from a parent or spouse who died during service or is receiving disability benefits at the 100% rate must provide proof from the Department of Defense or from the Veterans Administration regarding a parent’s or spouse’s death or disability related to service. Both groups should contact their college financial aid office regarding their status on prior student loans made or guaranteed by the state of Texas.

     

    Students transferring from another institution must register with the Hazlewood Student Hours Database to print out a statement showing how many hours have been used at other institutions.

     

applying for the exemption and requesting continued enrollment

Please make sure you have been accepted to ASU before completing the Hazlewood application.

Visit the Texas Veterans Commission website for the new  Hazlewood application (updated July 2014). Students who used the exemption for the previous academic year will need to renew their application prior to each Fall semester by submitting the Application for Continued Enrollment.

Order a New Copy of your DD214

National Personnel Records Center
Military Personnel Records
9700 Page Ave
St. Louis, MO 63132-5100
Phone: 314-801-0800
Web: www.archives.gov