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.
If you meet the qualifications as stated below, continue on to https://www.tvc.texas.gov/education/hazlewood/
Fill out the Hazlewood Act Application, register on the 'Online Database', print application and bring to the Veteran Services office, scan and email it to email@example.com or mail it to Amarillo College PO Box 447 Amarillo, Tx 79178. Please include supporting documents; DD 214 Member 4, disability rating letter and proof of dependency are examples.
Your tuition will be exempted for one year/ three academic semesters. At the end of this year you will need to complete the Application for Continued Enrollment to extend it one more year/three academic semesters.
A Veteran must:
Veterans who are granted their first Hazlewood Act exemption beginning fall, 2011 must reside in Texas during the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed. This requirement does not apply to the Veterans who either received the exemption prior to the 2011-2012 academic year, have reenlisted into active duty, or reside with a spouse who is on active duty.
Eligible Veterans may assign unused hours of exemption eligibility to a child under certain conditions.
A child (legacy recipient) must:
Legacy recipients will receive an exemption for the number of degree certified hours reported by the institution for that term or semester. Maximum degree certified hours awarded to the Legacy recipient will be dependent upon the degree or certificate program in which the student is enrolled for that term or semester and shall be consistent with the program length as defined within the school catalog as approved by the regional accreditation commission. *If a child to whom hours have been delegated fails to use all of the assigned hours, a Veteran may re-assign the unused hours that are available to another child. Only one child will use Hazlewood Legacy benefits at a time.
Only one person can utilize the transfer of benefits at a time. For example: Veteran and child can not use the benefit in the same semester, same rule applies to siblings. Along with the required application and supporting documents, please submit the Hazlewood Legacy Act Agreement.
Spouses and dependent children of eligible Active Duty, Reserve, and Texas National Guard who died in the line of duty or as a result of injury or illness directly related to military service, are missing in action, or who became totally disabled for purposes of employability as a result of a service-related injury or illness are entitled to each receive a 150 credit hours exemption.
A spouse or child must:
0900 AM to 1800 PM Monday-Thursday
0900 AM to 1300 PM Friday
If you are a veteran or a concerned family member of a veteran in crisis, please call the Veterans Crisis Line @ 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.
If the veteran is in an immediate emergency situation call 911!