Each college maintains a veteran services office to provide support to veterans and their dependents. Though each office may provide additional services their primary function is to assist with the application and submission for educational benefits by eligible veterans, spouses and dependent children. These benefits include:
- GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
- State of Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption
All students requesting education benefits must complete the required application process and submit all required documents to their college's veteran services office.
VA regulations are subject to change without notice and students are encouraged to visit the VA website, http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/ for the latest information.
Students may also contact their college's veteran services office for information or direct questions about specific educational benefits to the VA Regional Office at 1-888-442-4551.
The Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified veterans, spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 hours of tuition exemption, including most fee charges, at public institutions of higher education in Texas. This does not include living expenses, books, or supply fees.
To receive the tuition waiver the student must meet all eligibility requirements and maintain satisfactory academic progress.
For complete and up to date eligibility qualifications please visit the Texas Veterans commission (TVC) website http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Hazlewood-Act.aspx.
Veterans who are granted their first Hazlewood exemption after the fall of 2011 must reside in Texas during the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed. This requirement does not apply to veterans who received the exemption prior to the 2011-2012 academic year.
For more information regarding Hazlewood Exemptions for Veterans, Spouses and Dependents go to http://www.tvc.texas.gov/Hazlewood-Act.aspx or contact your college's veteran services office.