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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.
|Veteran||A person who at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces was a Texas resident, OR designated Texas as Home of Record, OR place of entry shows Texas and served at least 181 days of active military duty (excluding all training) with honorable or under honorable conditions discharge, AND the person must not have federal veterans education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees only (such as Chapter 33 or 31); for term or semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazlewood benefits.Learn More>>|
|Legacy||Veteran who meet the Hazlewood requirements and currently physically resides in Texas may transfer unused hours to a dependent child who meets requirements.Learn More>>|
|Children/Spouses - Veteran||Spouses and dependent children of eligible Active Duty, Reserve, and Texas National Guard 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 are entitled to each receive a 150 credit hour exemption. The DD214 shows place of entry is Texas or Home of Record is Texas or proof veteran was a Texas resident at the time of entry or DD1300 with all required information.Learn More>>|
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 one undergraduate degree, a graduate degree or law degree up to 150 credit hours maximum. All courses you register for must be on your degree plan or fulfill degree requirements. Awards may not be used to pay tuition and relevant fees for continuing education classes unless one of the following applies:
Distance Education students who are classified as non-resident are ineligible for Hazlewood as courses are considered self-supporting.
Excludes: deposit fees, student service fees, study abroad fees, charges for books, application fee, orientation fee, IS 1100, PADR fees, Murdough Engineering fee, all enhanced and program fees, travel, lodging, board, or clothing and all other self-supporting fees for self-supporting courses or degree programs.
MBA for Working Professional Program Note: has self-supporting fees that will not be covered by Hazlewood. IF eligible for Hazlewood at full benefit, expect only 30 to 40 % to be covered by Hazlewood.
Financial Aid Note: The Hazlewood benefit will impact your financial aid award as Hazlewood is noted as a resource of funds. For information or questions regarding this information, contact your Financial Aid representative West Hall Room 301, 806 742 3681.
Satisfactory Academic Progress: Veterans, Legacy, Spouses and dependents of a Texas Veteran who is rated by VA as totally and permanently disabled for purposes of employability must meet the SAP excessive hours and GPA. Excluded from SAP GPA are Spouses and Dependents of Veteran’s service connected death, KIA and MIA.
There are four semesters within an academic year in which a student can apply for the exemption. The semesters are Fall, Spring, First Summer, and Second Summer. Immediately following registration each semester, a student must submit the appropriate completed Hazlewood application and supporting documents to MVP through the MVP Forms portal no later than the 12th class day (Fall and Spring) 4th class day (Summer 1 and Summer 2). Incomplete application are not reviewed or approved. Due to the volume of applications, allow 30 business days processing period.
Billing: If the application is approved, the exemption is posted to the student’s account summary on Raiderlink (no later than 3 business days before tuition payments are due ONLY IF you submit the application and all required documents within the appropriate 30 Business Day processing time frame). Although applications will be accepted until the last class day of the current semester, MVP strongly encourages students to submit all required certification documents immediately following registration.
Be sure you are submitting an official complete DD214.Permissible copies of DD214 are Member 4, Service 2, Veterans Administration 3, Dept. of Labor 5, State Dir. Of VA – 6, Service 7, and Service 8. If using prior service active duty time, the prior service DD214 with discharge is also required. A member 1 and 4 together on one page is not acceptable. See the TVC advisory.