Hazlewood Act

The Hazlewood Act exempts qualified students taking classes at public institutions of higher education in Texas from all tuition and fees, but does not include property deposits or student services fees.

To be eligible, you must meet the following qualifications:

-Texas resident when entered and exited the service

-honorably discharged

-have at least 180 days of active-duty

Checklist for Texas A&M International University

- Apply and be accepted to the university

- Present discharge documents to the VA Assistant (located in KL168) (VA Form DD-214)

- Submit an eligibility letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs. Call the Veterans Administration at 1-800-827-1000 and ask for a letter of eligibility for Hazlewood Waiver for Texas Veterans. This letter should state that you have exhausted all your regular benefits

- Letter from Financial Aid stating that you are not in default on any educational loans and, for undergraduates, not eligible for the PELL Grant program.

-TAMIU Application for Hazlewood Waiver

(Application for Veterans / Application for Dependents or Spouses)

Additional Information

Please note: If the Pell Grant is not enough to cover all tuition and fees, Hazlewood may cover the remaining balance. Please see the VA Assistant in the Office of the University Registrar (KL168). Undergraduates must apply for Financial Aid , which includes filing the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA). This process can take two months or more and may delay receipt of Hazlewood Waiver for a semester.

Your Hazlewood Exemption file must be completed by the Official Census Date (12th class day during Fall/Spring and 4th class day during Summer) as published in the University Calendar in order for the Hazlewood Waiver to be invoked for that semester. When all four items are received in the Office of the University Registrar, your application will be reviewed by the University Registrar for approval.

The student service fee must be paid by the 20th class day in Fall/Spring or by the 15th class day during the Summer Session.

Related Information

For additional information, please visit the College for Texas - Exemptions for Texas Veterans website by clicking here.