Under the Hazlewood Act, certain Texas veterans are exempt from enrollment costs for college courses taken at any publicly funded higher education institution in Texas. The legislation allows payment exemption only if the courses apply toward the student’s approved degree plan, and the Texas Veterans’ Association has determined eligibility. As a self-funded program operating at Texas State University, we receive no state funding when granting a Hazlewood exemption. Effective fall 2012, a 50 percent tuition exemption will be extended as a courtesy to our Texas veterans.
To claim the Hazlewood exemption, the veteran must have been accepted by a degree-granting institution in Texas; have an approved, current degree plan on file; and have the courses taken via distance learning approved by the degree-granting Texas institution. For all students, the dean/advisor and the Office of Veterans Affairs at the student’s home university must sign a Hazlewood Verification of Eligibility and Course Acceptability form, which states that the student who wishes to enroll in a distance learning course has satisfied the above requirements. Students should present this form with their application.
To obtain a Hazlewood eligibility packet, contact the Texas State Office of Veterans’ Affairs at 512.245.2641.