Texas’ military veterans, specifically those who entered into active duty in Texas or were Texas residents at time of entry, are fortunate to have use of the state sponsored Hazlewood Act. This benefit provides eligible veterans, spouses, and their dependent children up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fees, at public institutions of higher learning in Texas. All applicants, including the veteran, must reside in Texas during the period of exemption.
Veteran – requires DD214, certificate of eligibility for federal education benefits, and acceptance at a Texas public college or university. Select VETERAN at the Hazlewood Act website for further requirements and instructions.
Complete Parts A, C, & D
Child Legacy - permits transferring the education benefit from the veteran to a dependent child, 25 years old or younger on first day of class; requires certificate of eligibility for federal education benefits, and acceptance at a Texas public college or university. Select CHILD (LEGACY) at the Hazlewood Act website for further requirements and instructions.
Complete Parts A to E
Child or Spouse – permits an exemption for the spouse or child of: 1) a veteran who died in the line of duty or from a service-connected injury or illness, 2) a veteran missing in action, and 3) a veteran who is 100% employment disabled from a service-connected injury or illness. Select CHILD/SPOUSE at the Hazlewood Act website for further requirements and instructions.
Complete Parts A to D
Continuing the Texas Education Benefit – After your initial application for and use of the Hazlewood Act exemption at UH, you will need to apply for continuation of the benefit annually. To do so, use the Application For Continued Enrollment form.
For information on UH deadlines and other state requirements, go to Tuition and Fees Exemptions and Waiver Information. After gathering all the required documents, email them to the UH campus Hazlewood representative in Student Business Services, Zachary Faires.