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Scholarships & Financial Aid

Eligibility​

Children and Spouses meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Be a child or spouse of a veteran who, at the time of entry into the U.S. Armed Forces:
    • Were Texas residents
    • Designated Texas as Home of Record, or
    • Entered the service in Texas
  • Have a parent or spouse who was a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces, Texas National Guard, or Texas Air National Guard who died as a result of service-related injuries or illnesses, is missing in action, or became disabled for purposes of employability as a result of service-related injury or illness.
  • Have no federal veteran’s education benefits, or have federal education benefits dedicated to the payment of tuition and fees only (such as Chapter 31 or 33) for term or semester enrolled that do not exceed the value of Hazlewood benefits.
  • Are residents of Texas as of the term or semester in which they enroll
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements in accordance with the university’s financial aid policy.


Children of veterans who wish to receive Hazlewood Benefits as part of the Legacy Program must also:

  • Be a Texas Resident
  • Be the biological child, stepchild, adopted child, or claimed as a dependent in the current or previous tax year
  • Be 25 years or younger on the first day of the semester or term for which the exemption is claimed (unless granted an extension due to a qualifying illness or debilitating condition)

If a child to whom hours have been delegated fails to use all of the assigned hours, a veteran may reassign the unused hours that are available to another dependent child.

Application Process for Dependents

Required documents for First-Time Applicants:

Dependent children using Hazlewood Legacy Program (unused hours transferred from the veteran) must submit:

  • Hazlewood Act Exemption Application
  • Veteran's DD214 from the Department of Defense showing the nature of discharge
  • Proof of dependency (i.e., a copy of the student's birth certificate or copy of the veteran's most recent tax return showing the student claimed as a dependent)
  • Printout from the Hazlewood Database with the number of hours the veteran or dependent has used (even if the number is zero)
  • A letter from the Veteran's Administration with proof of ineligibility for GI Bill benefits.  You may request a benefits letter from one of the following:

Dependent children and spouses using the Exemption due to the death or disability of the veteran must submit:

  • Hazlewood Act Exemption Application
  • Veteran's DD214 from the Department of Defense showing the nature of discharge
  • Proof from the Department of Defense or from the Veterans Administration regarding veteran's death or 100% disability related to service
  • Copy of birth certificate or marriage license to verify dependency
  • Printout from the Hazlewood Database with the number of hours the veteran or dependent has used (even if the number is zero)

Required documents for Renewal Applicants:

The dependent child or spouse must submit:

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Last updated 8/21/2015 5:12 AM