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Texas Education Benefits

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.

Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption Application

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 the first day of class; requires a 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.

Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption Application

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.

Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption Application

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: Hazlewood@uh.edu.

Please Note:

  • Each semester, the Hazlewood Exemption is not applied until there is a balance for tuition and fees on the account. Therefore, it is best to refrain from sending documentation to Student Business Services until that time. If you choose to send documentation earlier, please do not contact Student Business Services for the status of your exemption until after your account has a balance.
  • Using Chapter 33 Post 9/11 (when less than 100% GI Bill eligible) and Hazlewood Exemption Together (Stacking)
    Please allow time for the Chapter 33 Post 9/11 to be applied to your account before submitting the Hazlewood Application or Continued Enrollment form.
  • We recommend that you apply for the Emergency Deferment (90-day if not living on campus; otherwise 45-day) in order to secure your courses in case Hazlewood or Post 9/11 is not applied by the payment deadline.​