Apply for Hazlewood Benefits

To use Hazlewood benefits or to transfer unused benefits to an eligible child, applicants must meet eligibility requirements and submit an application / release form. Please choose the appropriate application below:

Veterans using the Exemption must complete the HE-V application form:

Eligible children and spouses who have never used the Exemption must complete both the HE-V and the HE-D application forms:

Veterans must:

  • Provide proof (DD214) from the Department of Defense regarding their military service and nature of discharge.
  • Provide proof of eligibility or ineligibility for GI / Montgomery benefits (Chapter 31, 33/Post 911) by requesting an education benefits letter from the Veterans Affairs (VA) office in Muskogee, Okla., at 888-442-4551 or on the GI Bill Web Site.
  • Contact their college financial aid office regarding their status on prior student loans made or guaranteed by the State of Texas.

 Children and Spouses must:

  • Provide proof of eligibility or ineligibility for GI / Montgomery benefits (Chapter 31, 33/Post 911) by requesting an education benefits letter from the VA office in Muskogee, Okla., at 888-442-4551 or on the GI Bill Web Site.
  • Provide proof from the Department of Defense or from the VA regarding veteran parent's death or disability related to service.
  • Contact their college financial aid office regarding their status on prior student loans made or guaranteed by the State of Texas.

New: Effective with tuition and fee charges for Fall 2011, all applicants (veterans, spouses and children) must complete and submit the appropriate application and documentation listed above to their college or university's financial aid office or veteran's education office no later than one year after the earlier of the following two dates:

  • The school provides written notice to the applicant of his/her eligibility for the exemption, or
  • The school receives written notice from the applicant that acknowledges the applicant's awareness of his/her eligibility for the exemption.

Applying for Reinstatement

To request reinstatement of academic eligibility for the Hazlewood Legacy Act exemption, you must:

  1. Create a typed letter that answers the following questions:
    • What were the circumstances that prevented you from meeting our academic progress standards?
    • What actions have you taken to overcome these circumstances?
    • What action will you take to ensure you remain academically eligible for the Hazlewood Legacy Act exemption?
    • What are your long-term academic goals and how will you achieve them?
  2. Attach supporting documentation (Medical documents with medical release, employment documentation, legal documentation, etc.).
  3. Complete the Application to Reinstate Hazlewood Legacy Act exemption (PDF will open in a new window) and provide documentation and Academic Success Plan, if applicable. (Incomplete applications will not be accepted)
    • You may be required to meet with a TCC counselor/academic advisor to review your application and discuss your academic progress; an appointment may be necessary. An Academic Success Plan will be provided, if eligible.
    • Time Frame Students: If you are placed on suspension for time frame (attempting more than 150% of your published degree plan), you must also attach a degree plan signed by your counselor/academic advisor.
  4. Submit completed letter, documentation, and reinstatement application to the Registrar at the campus in which you are planning to enroll.

Reminders:

  • While ineligible for the Hazlewood Legacy Act exemption, you are responsible for all educational expenses.
  • You should allow up to 10 business days for a decision to be made. During peak enrollment periods, review of an application may take more than 10 business days.

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