The Texas Hazlewood Act is a State of Texas benefit that provides qualified Veterans,  spouses, and dependent children with an education benefit of up to 150 credit 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.

Applications now available on eForms to replace paper forms for the convenience of our students!

How do I apply?

  • Verify that you meet all eligibility criteria
  • Gather all supporting documents
  • Complete the Hazlewood Initial Application - Available in eForms or at the Texas Veteran Commission website
  • Submit application with supporting documents attached to the CTC Hazlewood office via eForms, email (ctc.hazlewood@ctcd.edu), or in person at Bldg. 111 Rm. 214
  • Let the Hazlewood office know as soon as you are registered for class.

Initial Eligibility Requirements

Provided below are the basic eligibility requirements to qualify for Texas Hazlewood Act Exemption. 

  Eligibility Requirements

  • Residency at the Time of Entry -
    1. Entered the service in Texas;
    2. Declared Texas as home of record at the time of entry;
    3. Resident of Texas at the time of entry supported by other documentation
  • Served at least 181 days of active duty service (excluding basic training & AIT);
  • Received an Honorable or General Under Honorable Conditions discharge from service;
  • Have no federal Veteran's education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition & fees;
  • Not be in default on a student loan made or guaranteed by the State of Texas; 

   Supporting Documents (Must be submitted with Initial Application)

Allows the Veteran that IS NOT KIA, MIA, or 100% disabled to transfer unused hours to a child who is under the age of 26.

 

  Eligibility Requirements

  • Veteran must qualify for the Hazlewood Exemption Act;
  • Recipient must be the biological child, stepchild, adopted child, or claimed as a dependent for current or previous tax year on IRS 1040;
  • must be 25 years old or younger on the first day of class;
  • must meet the institution’s resident tuition requirements;

 

  Supporting Documents (Must be submitted with Initial Application)

Spouses and dependent children of eligible Veterans who became totally and permanently disabled or are considered unemployable as a result of a service-connected injury or illness are entitled to each receive a 150 credit hours exemption.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Veteran must qualify for the Hazlewood Exemption Act;
  • Veteran must be considered 100% Disabled or Unemployable by Veteran Affairs
  • Recipient must be the biological child, stepchild, adopted child, spouse, or claimed as a dependent for current or previous tax year on IRS 1040;
  • must meet the institution’s resident tuition requirements;

 

Supporting Documents (Must be submitted with Initial Application)

Spouses and dependent children of eligible Veterans who are KIA or died as a result of a service-connected injury or illness, are MIA, are entitled to each receive a 150 credit hours exemption.

 

  Eligibility Requirements

  • Veteran must qualify for the Hazlewood Exemption Act;
  • Veteran must be deceased, MIA, or KIA
  • Recipient must be the biological child, stepchild, adopted child, spouse, or claimed as a dependent for current or previous tax year on IRS 1040;
  • must meet the institution’s resident tuition requirements;

 

  Supporting Documents (Must be submitted with Initial Application)

All students using the Hazlewood Exemption must meet Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards as defined by the institution's Financial Aid policy. Please review Central Texas College's SAP policy. 

 

Location
Central Campus
Bldg 111, Room 214

Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 11:30 am
 

 

General Inquiries:
Email: ctc.hazlewood@ctcd.edu
Phone: 254-526-1559
Fax: 254-526-1480