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Hazlewood Exemption

Program Purpose

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.

Effective Fall 2014, SB 1210 (83rd Texas Legislative, Regular Session) requires students to meet the GPA and excessive hour requirement of TCC's satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in a degree or certificate program determined by our financial aid policy. This requirement does not apply to the dependent child or spouse of a Texas Veteran who is MIA, KIA or died as a result of service.

For more information on the Hazlewood Act, visit the Texas Veterans Commission.

How to Apply

  1. Find out if you, your spouse, or your children meet eligibility requirements
  2. Submit your Hazlewood Exemption application
  3. Apply for Reinstatement of Legacy Act (if applicable)
  4. Meet with one of our VA Specialists

Award Amount

Eligible veterans, their children and their spouses may receive an exemption from the payment of all tuition, dues, fees and other required charges, including fees for correspondence courses, but excluding deposit fees, student service fees and any fees or charges for books, lodging, board or clothing for up to 150 semester credit hours.

The Hazlewood Act Exemption does not cover the fees for extraordinary costs associated with the Professional Pilot Program.

Awards may not be used to pay tuition and relevant fees for continuing education classes unless the college receives state tax support for the classes.

Updated December 07, 2020