The Hazlewood Act (Section 54.203, Texas Education Code) exempts eligible Texas veterans, their children, and spouses from payment of tuition and certain fees at state-supported institutions of higher education. Eligible students are exempt from all tuition and most fees. The student is required to pay student service fees, property deposit fees, late registration fees (if applicable), books, and room and board if living in the dorms. Beginning Fall 1995, there is a 150 credit hour limit on hours attempted using the Hazlewood exemption. 81st Texas Legislative Changes (effective 6/19/2009): Senate Bill 93 authorized new provisions which permit eligible veterans to assign their unused hours to their child. This is known as the "Hazlewood Legacy Act".
Effective for Fall 2014, the Texas Legislature approved Senate Bill 1210 which states that recipients of Texas state exemptions and/or waivers must meet Financial Aid's satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements of a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate students; also, recipients must not be in excess hours status.
Children and Spouses:
Transferability of Benefits (Legacy Program)
Eligible veterans may assign unused hours of exemption eligibility to a child under certain conditions. To be eligible, the child must:
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 dependent child.
Veterans' spouses are not eligible to receive a transfer of unused hours.
To use Hazlewood benefits or to transfer unused benefits to an eligible child, applicants must complete the application form below.
Veterans must provide proof (DD214) from the Department of Defense regarding their military service and nature of discharge. In addition, both veterans and dependents must also provide proof of eligibility or ineligibility for GI/Montgomery benefits (Chapter 33/Post 911) by requesting an education benefits letter from the VA office in Muskogee, OK at (888) 442-4551 or www.gibill.va.gov. Dependents must provide proof from Dept of Defense or from Veterans Administration regarding parent's death or disability related to service. All applicants must complete the appropriate application (see links above) and submit it to MSU Veterans Affairs office located in Hardin South, Room 100A.
It is your responsibility to call our office to verify your Hazlewood status before payment deadline; call (940) 397-4306 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hazlewood Act exempts you from tuition, building use fees, course fees, computer use fees, and any added incidental fees. You will pay the student service fees, property deposit fees, vehicle registration, and late registration fees, if applicable.
You must call the Business Office after you have actually registered for classes. They will enter the exemption coding after you have registered and can advise you of the amount you owe. You must call and have Hazlewood benefits applied by the payment deadline or your registration will be voided for non-payment.
You must complete a new Hazlewood Exemption Application for each semester you plan to use the Hazlewood waiver. It is best to complete this form when you early register for your courses.
1. CHECK ON YOUR Hazlewood STATUS BEFORE PAYMENT DEADLINE DATES.
2. ADVISE THE MSU BUSINESS OFFICE AFTER YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR CLASSES.