Exemption for Texas Veterans (Hazlewood Exemption)

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Amount
Awarded

$2,620

Awarded
Awarded By:

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

Number of Awards & Eligibility: Varies, approximately 17,500 awards were disbursed in the previous academic year.
In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:
  1. This award is for U.S. students.
  2. Must be a resident of Texas and must have been a resident of Texas at the time he/she entered the U.S. Armed Forces.
  3. Must 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) and received an honorable discharge or separation or a general discharge under honorable conditions.
  4. Must attend a Texas public college or university.
  5. Must be a U.S. citizen.

In order to qualify, students must meet the following criteria:

Description: This award is available to honorably discharged or separated Texas veterans and to eligible dependent children and spouses of Texas veterans who are planning to attend a public Texas college or university.

Application requirements for the Exemption for Texas Veterans (Hazlewood Exemption) are:

  • Application form
  • DD214
  • Benefits letter
Additional Information: 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.

Award Amount: Provides education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas.  The total dollars awarded for this scholarship is $2,620.

Contact: Jane Caldwell
Address: 1200 E. Anderson Lane P.O. Box 12788 Austin, Texas 78752

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